Urban Farming: The Final Hurrah!

This semester’s auto-ethnographic exploration of urban farming practices and their potential solicitation to Asian populations has been one met with great excitement and eagerness. As discussed in blog posts from previous weeks, Urban Farming is a practice which holds great potential and value for addressing the imminent food crisis at which Asia find itself atContinue reading “Urban Farming: The Final Hurrah!”

Urban Farming: Part Two

When it comes to auto-ethnography and, in this case, its application to urban farming and food sustainability, Ellis et. al explain the importance of examining research from within one’s personal cultural framework. They argue that “auto-ethnographers… must use personal experience to illustrate facets of cultural experience, and, in so doing, make characteristics of a cultureContinue reading “Urban Farming: Part Two”

Research and Realisations

Auto-ethnography, as described by Anderson (2006), is a highly valuable mode of qualitative research by which authors draw upon personal experience in order to comprehend a greater cultural involvement. He defines the term “analytic auto-ethnography” as referring to “ethnographic work in which the researcher is (1) a full member in the research group or setting,Continue reading “Research and Realisations”

Lost in the Stars

It’s my first week back at Uni and I must confess, I’ve been thrown completely in the deep end. An emergency brain surgery last week has set me back a solid amount, but it was perhaps the live tweeting experience during the South Korean film State of Play (2013) that proved a greater challenge, asContinue reading “Lost in the Stars”