Posts Tagged ‘renew’

Empires come and go, but your backyard is Forever

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, History, Home, Politics, Society

Once upon a time the world seemed more fluid than it does today. The borders of countries waxed and waned with their fortunes; nations winked into (and then out of) existence in the blink of a historian’s proverbial eye.

Yet these days we look at our maps and such things feel far more fixed. With the exception of an East/West Germany here, and a post-Soviet ‘Stan there, it hardly seems like the borders on our modern globes have changed very much. Yet you would be very wrong to assume so…

Creative Cool – Renew Adelaide

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, News, Society

What makes a city ‘cool’? How does concrete and asphalt become instilled with the intangible?

Australia’s east coast cities have all carved their popular niches, buoyed by larger population and historical influence; Brissy, the sun-kissed layabouts, untouched by unnecessary worries; Sydney, fast times of the rich and famous; Melbourne, poetry in a bar with no door down an alley that doesn’t have a name.

Remake/Remodel – Hand-making Change

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Society

It’s amazing how one little place is able to change your image of an entire area.

As most of you will know I’ve been living in Adelaide for a few years now, yet in that time I’ve had very little cause to visit the suburb/hamlet/urban-sprawl-subsumed-community of Port Adelaide.

I guess the associations I had toward it derived from my general perception of port towns – grimy, depressing vestiges of an age I have no inclination to romanticise – all shored up my actual experiences of Port Adelaide as a grimy, depressing vestige of an age I have no inclination to romanticise.