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Posts tagged “Halifax” (page 3 of 3)

      Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I lived here for three years.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 3)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6 and 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 8

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 12 and 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 13

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 14

A third batch of pages from my Halifax Walking notebook, written in November 2007 as part of my Interchange project. Start at the beginning, or see all posts tagged Walking Notebook.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 2)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4 and 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 5 and 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 6

Another batch of pages from my November 2007 walking notebook, written in Halifax as part of my Interchange project. See my previous post for context. I’ll post more from this notebook over the next couple of weeks.

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 1)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

In November 2007, I undertook a series of walks around Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of my research for my Interchange installation at NSCAD University. Each day for 33 days, I walked around the city and wrote about walking, art, psychogeography, and the pedestrian experience in Halifax. As I worked, I began to think of the writing and walking as not just an artifact of the project, but an artwork in itself. I’ll post a few excerpts from my notebook here over the summer.

Green Street From Memory

Walking makes me want to write. While living in Halifax last year I walked a lot, often with a camera or a notebook. My favourite coffeeshop in Halifax is Paper Chase on Blowers, with its large tables and windows overlooking Argyle, but on days when I really wanted to focus I would often walk a little further to Coburg Coffee, where I was less likely to run into anyone I knew. I was trying to find time to work on various projects: poems, notebooks, sometimes code. I was trying to put a dent in a stack of books as well, in particular a couple of collections of Don McKay and John Steffler. I resolved to read Lisa Robertson’s Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture only while outdoors, pausing with it in the Public Gardens on my walk home. A little of this aimlessness found its way into my work, always starting sketchbooks and journals that didn’t stick. This drawing is from one of those.

(Iguana sighting)

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