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Roaches and restitution

“I don’t see what I’ve done so wrong that I can’t live like everyone else in the world, live in a house and have a house that I can call home.” – Sam (pseudonym) qtd in Besides one’s self: Homelessness felt and lived, by Catherine Robinson, p.93. Last night I was able to get a … Continue reading

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Dan Hill on “the professional generalist”

“… we are beginning to understand that there are certain characteristics required for this new work, one that often concerns spatial qualities but only as part of a wider brief, with different drivers other than the building. Here, this role is often dubbed the ’professional generalist‘, a leader-type that must have the ability to talk … Continue reading