insites - a notebook
(Design, Limited Editions, Publications, residencies)


'The deep map attempts to record and represent the grain and patina of place through juxtapositions and interpenetrations of the historical and the contemporary, the political and the poetic, the discursive and the sensual; the conflation of oral testimony, anthology, memoir, biography, natural history and everything you might ever want to say about a place …’ Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks.


design, arts, geographies, mapping, site-responsive, residency, research, environmental, place, process, participatory, collaborative


Caravanserai residency project


Research in Art, Nature and Environment



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the pure subject of art: certainly the word ‘art’ has come to signify so many things that it no longer signifies anything. It has become a particularly confusing ‘objective’ fixation to mix up the ‘objects of art’ with the subject ‘art’. Robert Irwin,

The second half of the book concerns itself with practice. A way of thinking about responsive arts practice is through an understanding of ‘context’ as the weaving together (‘con’ with and ‘textere’ to weave) of the relational aspects of place. Within this in-habited weave ‘art’ as a process of ‘doing’ is implicitly philosophical … and made explicit as past ‘doings’ evolve into current understandings and explorations.



interfaces of location and memory