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Jenny Pickerill

order to practise according to their ideals, this attitude of inclusiveness should be reflected in environmentalists’ use of CMC. Yet many groups have to compromise between their principle of inclusivity and the need for efficiency. Environmentalists at times have to moderate their desire for participation according to the more immediate pressures of meeting campaigning demands. This chapter examines how environmentalists’ attitudes towards inclusion are translated into their use of CMC. By analysis of how they have secured and shared access to the technology it

in Cyberprotest
Derek Gladwin

unexplainable aspects Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara of mapping, an attempt to catalogue the ineffable qualities of a place. As Robinson once admitted, ‘Although I have been making maps for a dozen years now, cartography, in the sense of a general desire and competence to make maps, remains alien to me.’38 Therefore, the empty qualities of Connemara mirror the process of documentary map-making and film-making, where the procedure entails ‘a mode of discovery’ without a known conclusion or product. Such a method must be approached without preconceived ideas and the

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
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Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

As the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14 June 2017 has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing and deregulation, and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers. Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. Safe as Houses weaves together Stuart’s research over the last decade with residents’ groups in council regeneration projects across London to provide the first comprehensive account of how Grenfell happened and how it could easily have happened in multiple locations across the country. It draws on examples of unsafe housing either refurbished or built by private companies under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to show both the terrible human consequences of outsourcing and deregulation and how the PFI has enabled developers, banks and investors to profiteer from highly lucrative, taxpayer-funded contracts. The book also provides shocking testimonies of how councils and other public bodies have continuously sided with their private partners, doing everything in their power to ignore, deflect and even silence those who speak out. The book concludes that the only way to end the era of unsafe regeneration and housing provision is to end the disastrous regime of self-regulation. This means strengthening safety laws, creating new enforcement agencies independent of government and industry, and replacing PFI and similar models of outsourcing with a new model of public housing that treats the provision of shelter as ‘a social service’ democratically accountable to its residents.

Securing or denying minorities’ right to the city?
Parama Roy

challenge capitalist class relations and therefore can be 93 94 Urban gardening and the struggle for justice operationalised as a tool for recalibrating social relations, inequalities and related spatial implications. While there are multiple formulations of the right to the city, in this chapter I  specifically follow Harvey’s interpretation. According to Harvey, the right to the city is ‘not merely a right of access to what already exists, but a right to change it after our heart’s desire’ (Harvey, 2003: 939). This definition highlights two aspects: the first

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Philip Lawton

suburban growth. Broadly speaking, the period of the economic boom was marked by two contrasting visions of urban society in Ireland. The official vision was often presented as the desire for an urban village atmosphere based around walkable and sustainable communities, which in reality was largely driven by an entrepreneurial planning agenda dominated by real estate interests (MacLaran and Williams, 2003). The other vision was that of the continued suburban expansion of cities such as Cork and Dublin (Corcoran, Gray and Peillon, 2010; Fagan, Kelly and Lysaght, 2006

in Spacing Ireland
Pragmatism between rationalism and sentimentality 
Robert W. Lake

history in which the desired revolutionary correction is somehow always promised in the future but never realised today ( Gray, 2007 ; Vattimo, 2018) while the suffering continues unabated. The lure of progress through knowledge is seductive, producing not certainty (an ultimately impossible standard to attain in any event) but, rather, the feeling of certainty as a reassuring antidote to doubt. The claim to possess certain knowledge or truth produces subjective reassurance and provides a source of psychic comfort for those in the know. For Toulmin (1990) , the

in The power of pragmatism
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Digital photography and cartography in Wolfgang Weileder’s Atlas
Rachel Wells

, the topography has changed. Although the land is forever changing its form, the sea, I thought, is immutable. Thus began my travels back through time to the ancient seas of the world. (Sugimoto, 2010: 109) Such a search for the unchanging marks Sugimoto’s oeuvre, and highlights a curious desire to point the camera, a tool capable of preserving the fleeting instant, 118 Stitching memories Figure 5.2  Hiroshi Sugimoto, Seascape: North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton, 1996 © Hiroshi Sugimoto (courtesy of Pace Gallery). This figure has not been made available under a

in Time for mapping
Crispian Fuller

of subjects are formed as they choose specific attitudes and responses to symbols. For Etzrodt (2008) , action and creativity are related to the actor’s need to generate desired ‘reactions’ by other actors, since actors have to adhere to a common meaning structure in order for their actions to be understood. However, this does not fully explain how individual action and creativity produce and influence significant symbols. Stronger forms of creativity are possible in relation to change that seeks to reconfigure attitudes, involving the recombination of old

in The power of pragmatism
Reinventing depression among Rio de Janeiro urban dwellers
Leandro David Wenceslau and Francisco Ortega

cent received only pharmacological treatments. Access to care is scarce and above all unequal, with poor people and those living in low-resource areas having less access to mental health care than other people (Lopes et al., 2016 ). Beyond the problem of access, there are several reasons for the limited engagement with mental health care among low-income populations. These include the failure to acknowledge that one has a significant problem, the belief that the disorder will resolve itself spontaneously, a desire to deal with the problem by oneself or not knowing

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
Exploring the session space
Daithí Kearney

music, song and dance truly went global. Since 1999, I have performed throughout Ireland and internationally. Many of these trips were not only motivated by a desire to perform Irish traditional music, song and dance but were financially supported by people and groups seeking to promote Ireland to an international market. A 2009 performance at the White House for President Barack Obama as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations highlighted the importance attached to Irish heritage and the arts at an event dominated by political and business interests. Other

in Spacing Ireland