Friday, 19 December 2014

Quotidian geography...

Something I'm going to return to in the New Year.... the geographies of the everyday... and the idea of noticing.... and mindfulness....

quotidian
kwɒˈtɪdɪən,
adjective
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...

On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz by Simon and Schuster


 One question is: what would a geographer have noticed on these walks ?

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