We are what we eat: Third Sector Café food event, Sheffield UK

We are what we eat: Storify link to the Third Sector Café food event, Sheffield UK

I was recently invited to be the guest host for a Food themed event held by two friends who run The Third Sector CaféContinue reading

Driers of fish and hewers of place


Hewers of fish

While the word hue refers to colour, to be a hewer is to be someone who carves out. When I was in graduate school, one of the more influential papers I read was written by geographer Kathy Gibson. The paper, titled “Hewers of cake and drawers of tea”, was an analysis of class struggle and gender in the face of miners strikes in Queensland, Australia. The point of the paper was to illustrate the importance of domestic activity and women’s work in the reproduction of conditions under which strike action is made possible.  Indeed, strike times, as well as times of employment and plenty, are sustained by the graft of women and the community in which and through which they forge their domestic craft. It is often through ordinary activities, such as cooking, from which social life is hewn. Continue reading

Finding location: Central Station, Exit C of the Hong Kong MTR

Central MTR station, exit C

I always feel a bit dislocated when first exiting an underground public transport station, whatever city I am in.  It always takes a minute or more to adjust and locate.  There is the moment that occurs where you realise you can orient yourself and you know where you are going. Continue reading