Week 12: 02nd May- 06 MAy 2016

(Source and copyright: Wanderlust 73)


“Shut up and write” session with Tim on Monday. -> grant application assignment submitted.

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DAAD grant session

  • Mission that Germany has many international linkages
  • enable research cooperation
  • greater collaboration around ECR’s (just in Aus?)
  • Looking for project for mutual advantage (skill and knowledge exchange on mutual pursuit)
  • clarity about one joined project –> important to come through
  • value and quality outcomes / is it feasible (internal capacity –> Design project)
  • team has to have good track record (impact,engagement, policy and publications)
  • strong level of involvement of PhD
  • bonus for knowledge transfer and lasting industry outcomes
  • builds on practitioners and policy makers –> advantage
  • collaborative product that can inform strategies in real life (policy ) is a big advantage

–> must have a research outcome

If you show less than five years (career interruption etc.)

teaching and research  must have a valid contract for the entire  funding period. Paul need to have a contract with us (adjunct)

Application closes on the 17 June 2016.

Get to know outcomes by November 2016.

10.000 dollar is our cab for UC (not 12.500)



Bachelard, G. (1958) The poetic of space.

Jean Hyppolite on the structure of denegation in the context of the myth of outside and inside: “you feel significance of this myth of outside and inside in alienation, which is founded on these two terms. Beyond what is expressed in their formal opposition lie alienation and hostility between the two.”

Words such as “this side” and “beyond” are faint repitions of the dialectic of inside and outside. –> we seek to determine being and by doing so we transcend all situations. dialectical words such “here” and  “there” are absolutism adverbs of place and therefore endow with unsupervised powers of ontological determination.p.212

Jean Hyppolite, spoken commentary on the Verneinung (negation) of Freud in La Psychanalyse, No. 1, 1956, p. 35 –> in Bachelard, G. (1958) The poetic of space. p. 212

Mais au-dedans, plus de frontières! (But within, no more boundaries) Jean Hyppolite in Bachelard (1958) p.214

Space is nothing but a horrible “outside-inside” –> horrible because it is radical. However if we are spiritually drifting the state of being makes space time ambiguous. In this space there is no geometrical reference point. –> Henri Michaux

Bachelard concludes that with space images, we are in a region where reduction is easy, a commonplace.

Benefit of phenomenology: it makes it a principle to examine and test the psychological being of an image, before any reduction is undertaken. (Bachelard (1958) p.219)

Rilke wrote in a letter to Clara Rilke: “Works of art always spring from those who have faced the danger, gone to the very end of an experience, to the point beyond which no human being can go. The further one dares to go, the more decent, the more personal, the more unique a life becomes.” (Bachelard (1958) p.220) Further he adds: “This  sort of derangement, which is peculiar to us, must go into our works.”

Van Gogh wrote: “Life is probably round.”, Jöe Bousquet wrote: “He had been told that life was beautiful. No! Life is round. Karl Jesper wrote in (Von der Wahrheit, p. 50) “Jedes Dasein scheint in sich rund.” –> Bachelard observes that this roundness cannot appear in its direct truth otherwise than in the purest sort of phenomenological meditation. (Bachelard (1958) p.233)

Butler, C. (2012) Henri Lefebvre: Spatial politics, everyday life and the right to the city. GlassHouse book

Lefebvre on State power and the politics of space:

“The state uses space in such a way that it ensures its control of places, its strict hierarchy, the homogeneity of the whole, and the segregation of the parts. It is thus an administeratively controlled and even policed space.” (1979, p.288 and 2009, p. 188)

Post war planning rationality can be understood to an aesthetic formalisation that works best under the deployment of logic of visualisation. This limitation from a birds eye perspective lacks depth of social dimension. Brandon Gleeson as well as Nicholas Low  consider this as no more than a representation of images and visions. Gleeson, B. and Low, N. (2000) Australian Urban Planning: New Challenges, New Agendas, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp 190-191)

Yin (2009) Case study research- Design and Methods. 4th edition, ISBN 978-1-4129-6099-1

When to use case study? (p.13)

  • focus on the contemporary environment (how and why questions)
  • me as the investigator have little or no control.

Use of case study as a tool of inquiry:

  • copes with technical distinctive situation in which there will be many more variables of interest than data points, and as one result
  • relies on multiple sources of evidence, with data needing to converge in a triangulating fashion, and as another result.
  • benefits form the prior development of theoretical propositions to guide data collection and analysis. (p. 18)

Multiple case studies in a illustrative manner

Design approach based on literature review and findings:

Case study design approach

After loosing all my meta data input after browser update today -I’ve took now picture of the relevant tables that informed the development of the case study design approach.