Tag Archives: Singapore

Democratised voices: the intent of graffiti

There are classes of voice: levels of authenticity and volume. From formal, highly produced, vetted, authorised, famous, sanctioned and pervasive through to the suppressed, denied, desperate rants scratched in wood and walls. The voices that shout beside railway tracks, festoon … Continue reading

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Homecoming

My last day in New York: grey skies, rain, the Christmas lights throwing out a corona in the haze. I sit in a cafe, warming up: it’s cold here, the coldest part of my trip, and i’m ill prepared. Two … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning with Maps: Heritage Trails

I was lucky enough to get lost yesterday in good company, which is the very best way to do it. I’d met up with an Australian friend, Mark, and Bee Yin, who produces Heritage trails here in Singapore. Our objective … Continue reading

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Familiarity: never stop exploring

It’s seven PM here, but my body is telling me it’s late morning and it hasn’t slept since Sunday. The perils of travel: disorientation, fractured routines, a sense of the unknown. Except this trip is to Singapore, a place i’ve … Continue reading

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Singapore Postcard: The Joy of the Typewriter

In my mind, it would be dark. And musty. The sounds outside muted as the door swung behind you. Once eyes adjusted to the dark, one would become aware of tables and shelves hosting irregular ranks of typewriters, not mustered … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Global Reach

As i sit at the airport, contemplating a long night ahead, i’m struck by the connections that reach out from here. On friday i’m running a Masterclass in Singapore, but already i’m connected to participants: sharing stories, building bonds, tweaking … Continue reading

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Reflecting on New York: Performance

“Let’s go Rangers” was the cry, echoing round the stadium. A sea of eighteen thousand blue and white decked fans cheered, jeered and yelled from every side. As the six players took the the ice, the intensity and urgency of … Continue reading

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Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

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Who creates the vista?

Walking around Singapore, i’m always struck by the diversity of architecture. Glass and steel is forged and curved into many shapes, rising high above you, defining and enclosing different spaces for many purposes. The Marina Sands Hotel, three linked towers … Continue reading

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