That particular articulation of social relations which we are at the moment naming as… Doulton Brook

A break from the Irish this week. I've been mostly reading Doreen Massey this week - if you're not familiar with her she's an urban geographer of major importance, who died earlier in the year (2016 striking again). She was a radical, a feminist, an unorthodox Marxist, and one of the best at problematising what …

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Stourbridge Canal trip

There are times when, no matter how good an idea something is in theory, in practice it's much harder work than it should be. So it was this weekend, when we ventured out on the Blackcountryman from Stourbridge town to Stourton. All the essential elements are there - canal, boat, bar, sunny day - but …