Tag Archives: Kirkcaldy

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading

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Embedded in the Landscape: Psychogeography, Folk Horror and the Everyday

I’ve had a few requests to share the talk I gave at The Unseelie Court event organised by Folk Horror Revival in October. So here it is:    We’ll come back to that guy on the slide later. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Coastal (Being and) Time

” ‘Nature’ is not to be understood as that which is just present-at-hand …” Martin Heidegger It is difficult to convey a sense of scale. Perched on the edge of a collapsed harbour wall, the vestiges break from the blue … Continue reading

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Some Questions of the Drift

“I ask you:  – What is the weight of light?“ – Clarice Lispector ≈ ≈ ≈ . . .  – What are the colours of time? . . . . .  – What are the sounds of the stones? . . .. … Continue reading

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Silverburn: in the flux and flow of place

≈ We are walking out, along the shoreline, from Leven towards Lundin Links. Coastal energies are in full flow, our field of vision filled with an excess of sand, sea and sky. In the distance, an intensity of white light … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid and Kirkcaldy

Maggie’s Centre Kirkcaldy. Zaha Hadid.

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Why Fife?

Why Fife? The great sites of psychogeographic exploration have perhaps not surprisingly tended to privilege the urban environment with London and Paris the primary lodestones of psychogeographic endeavour. Taking a lead from Patrick Geddes, the great polymath, regional theorist, activist … Continue reading

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