Week 10 reflections

The photographer Gideon Mendel created a series of images called Submerged Portraits. They show people in their own, flooded homes or communities. They make an eloquent point, flooding resulting from climate change is here and is a threat to ways of life, and life itself … Continue readingWeek 10 reflections

Week 9 Reflections

This was the week of the Pitch Presentations, the finale of a period of intense planning and preparation. My main takeaway from this activity was the nature of collaboration under pressure. Our team was five people, all of whom knew each other. Moreover, we like … Continue readingWeek 9 Reflections

Week 8 Reflections

Things had been stressful recently, so my wife and I took a week off to relax. Of course, midway through an MA module, it’s not going to be total relaxation but a change of scene certainly helps. So we travelled to San Francisco to stay … Continue readingWeek 8 Reflections

Week 7 Reflections

Two highlights for me this week: the Amy Simmonds lecture and the podcast interview with Jane Hilton. Let me start with Amy Simmonds. I really need to watch this again with a notebook in hand. There was such a wealth of information about how the … Continue readingWeek 7 Reflections

Week 6 Reflections

It’s time to think about the Oral Presentation. This one is going to be interesting. My portfolio will look completely different from what I have shown before and I need to explain that. My first two work in progress portfolios were both firmly landscape work. … Continue readingWeek 6 Reflections

Week 5 Reflections

Last week I went to a photography show at the Bargehouse Gallery in London. The invitation came from a fellow student who had an exhibition as part of the show. It seemed interesting so I went along with my wife. As this was the private … Continue readingWeek 5 Reflections

Week 4 Reflections

This was the second week of the Extinction Rebellion protests in London. As I had placed a big emphasis on XR for this stage of my project, I needed to get as much work done as possible.  On Saturday, I was assigned to cover the … Continue readingWeek 4 Reflections

Week 3 Refections

Monday 7th October was the big day. The start of Extinction Rebellion’s October action. Acts of rebellion against an exploitative business culture and a supine government would be happening over the next two weeks. I planned to be part of it in a dual role:As … Continue readingWeek 3 Refections

Week 2 Reflections

In previous modules, there has been discussion of research strategies. One of the strategies was immersion and at the time I noted the idea and carried on reading about my research subjects. That has all changed this week as I started to research Extinction Rebellion … Continue readingWeek 2 Reflections