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In the past I wrote an journal, which was basically the notes app on my mobile phone. It let me vent but also resulted in questions I couldn’t answer.

I live with anxiety and type 1 diabetes so with this blog I hope to shed some light on how that experience goes. And hopefully connect with others who might relate to some of my topics. Maybe even present my unanswered questions and start some debate.

My topics may include details about how to deal with being unemployed to lowering the degree of frustration with people who walk very slow. And from learning to dance with people, to travelling solo on buses, trains and aeroplanes. It’s all really a mixed bag.

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How does your environment shape how you see and use the world around you?

Diversity, Gender Equality, Monuments, Participation, Public Advertising, Public Space, Social Inclusion, Street Furniture

Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse

Much of the work that I have been doing recently has concentrated on various facets of this question:

  • Inventing Berlin asks how street names and monuments communicate who should feel like they belong in the urban landscape,
  • A revised version of my essay for the Hacking Urban Furniture project examines the normative aspects of street furniture and how that shapes how we use public space, and
  • My new role as lead expert for the URBACT action planning network “Gendered Landscapes” will explore the gendered aspects of urban planning and urban life.

To get academic for a minute, there is a social constructionist assumption at the core of all three of these works: the environment shapes the subject, in particular when aspects of the environment become banal, invisible, or taken for granted.

The environment around us is not simply the process of natural, environmental forces. Especially in cities, the environment which…

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