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  • Mary Beth Kitzel 7:31 pm on August 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    FSDG finds a new home in Rochester, NY! 

    The Field School in Deaf Geographies has found a new home. We are very fortunate to have landed at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, and home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Rochester has a ‘deep’ Deaf history and the community here is counted as the largest per capita in the US. It is most definitely a ‘sign language-friendly’ city.
    FSDG has landed in a wonderful laboratory in which to study how signing peoples negotiate spaces and places. I hope you will help the school celebrate it’s new location! Please stay tuned for additional information. If you would like to get in touch about anything regarding the school, please contact me at mekgsh@rit.edu.

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  • Mike Gulliver 11:24 am on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Kaupapa Deaf 

    Tomorrow will see the first attempt to set up and explore a ‘Kaupapa Deaf’ space – a space of Deaf knowledge, that could be considered the valid equal of the hearing university, and that could then act as a space from which to negotiate the geographies of knowledge into and out of hearing academic structures.

    The post is at http://mikegulliver.com/2014/08/08/kaupapa-deaf/

     
  • Mike Gulliver 8:45 am on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    John Lee Clark describes his ideal DeafBlind house 

    John Lee Clark, the DeafBlind writer has written a brilliant description of his ideal house.

    There’s what you’d expect in terms of spatial design, and accessibility. But what I find most interesting immediately is the amount of knowledge that isn’t sensorially mediated.

    The idea that a space should be ‘known’ – rather than simply experienced, as if it were met for the first time, that time, every time – is an interesting challenge to the notion that spaces are produced as something that are always ‘outbound’ from a body.

    Here is a space that is both created, and known. Outbound and inbound. That is authored both in the real world, and in the mind of the person.

    It makes me think that there is more to the production of the physical than simply its being ‘secreted’ by life. It ties back into the mental landscapes in which we life, and is inhabited at both a physical and knowing level.

    One to ponder further.

     
    • Mike Gulliver 8:47 am on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on MIKE GULLIVER and commented:

      I’ve been challenged recently to think about where the built environment and landscape fit into models of the production of space. Here’s a great example of a landscape that isn’t just physical, but is also ‘known’. Thanks John Lee Clark for a brilliant essay.

  • Mike Gulliver 10:44 am on August 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Mapping the Deaf community – 19th Sept 

    19th September – Brighton UK

    Extended Seminar: “Mapping the Deaf community

    • CUPP in partnership with Geography at University of Brighton.
    • 1pm to 5pm. Entry free of charge and open to community members and academics.
    • Room G7, Grand Parade site, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY.
    • Speakers incl: John Walker (Brighton/Sussex), Dai O’Brien (York St John), Mike Gulliver (Bristol).

    Maps explore the spatial relationships between specific features the map aims to represent, such as political boundaries, population, physical features, natural resources, climates, elevation and economic activities. The Deaf community engage in different embodied spaces, where their experiences and consciousness are manifested in materialistic and spatial forms. The “Mapping the Deaf community” seminar brings together the current Deaf-related mapping initiatives in the UK.

     
  • Mike Gulliver 7:22 am on August 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    AAG mention 

    Austin Kocher has just sent this around – the AAG ‘new things’ list contains a mention of the Deaf Geographies sessions that we’ve been involved in.

    We’ll be there in Chicago, and hopefully with a session, so if you’re interested in contributing, watch out for the call.

     
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