Something I'm going to return to in the New Year.... the geographies of the everyday... and the idea of noticing.... and mindfulness....
of or occurring every day; daily
They have been explored by Alexandra Horowitz in her book 'On Looking', where she takes a walk around a city block with a range of people with different skills, such as a naturalist, a geologist, an artist and an urban sociologist. What do they 'notice' that she doesn't ?
I was taken by the opening section, 'Amateur Eyes', which you can read below...
One question is: what would a geographer have noticed on these walks ?