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dc.contributor.authorCreagh, Robyn
dc.contributor.editorShama Adams
dc.contributor.editorCatherine Gomersall
dc.contributor.editorJulie Lunn
dc.contributor.editorChristine Pflaumbaum
dc.contributor.editorJohn Ryan
dc.contributor.editorAlice Yeow
dc.identifier.citationCreagh, Robyn. 2011. Fragments of a Scene: Voicing Urban Memories Through Postcards, in S. Adams, C. Gomersall, J. Lunn, C. Pflaumbaum, J. Ryan, A. Yeow (ed), Voicing the Unseen: Just write it! 11th Humanities Graduate Research Conference, Nov 10-11 2010. Bentley, WA: Curtin University.

In this paper I develop a postcard metaphor as an aid to a deep and personal enquiry into the construction of urban place within a constantly shifting global context. Such an approach is significant to the discourse of urban development in cities like Perth where, due to the highly mobile population, the city plan cannot of itself carry the history of much of the population. Through Clifford and Massey I locate a position from which to explore the intimate meanings generated between people and the built environment which actively includes their personal travel histories and relationships to locate around the world. The auto-ethnographic and creative practice component of this paper takes the form of constructed postcards through which I examined my relationship to the city of Perth and several external sites of related experiences. The postcard as both metaphor and guiding rule for creative enquiry seems rich with potential as a way into inter-urban stories of place meaning.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.subjectUrban experience
dc.subjectSite Analysis
dc.titleFragments of a Scene: Voicing Urban Memories Through Postcards
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleVoicing the Unseen: Just write it! 2010 Proceedings
dcterms.source.seriesVoicing the Unseen: Just write it! 2010 Proceedings
dcterms.source.conferenceVoicing the Unseen: Just write it! 2010 Eleventh Humanities Graduate Research Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateNov 10 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationCurtin University
dcterms.source.placePerth, Australia

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curtin.departmentSchool of Built Environment
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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