Plastic Waste Management in Asia and Beyond

The past 6 months of this university degree, particularly those spent in the subject BCM320 (Digital Asia, for those reading outside of the university echo-chamber) has been a time of significant personal growth and development when it comes to my approach to research. A concept known as ‘auto-ethnographic research” has become a regular frequenter ofContinue reading “Plastic Waste Management in Asia and Beyond”

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”

Planting the Seeds of Urban Farming

I’ve been at university for coming up to four years now, and during that time one of my most profound realisations is just how much I hate group work. I will admit, however, that this project we are about to embark on is one which excites me greatly, and I’m looking forward to sharing itContinue reading “Planting the Seeds of Urban Farming”

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”