Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mapping Melbourne

Remember when as grad students in the field you got members of the community to draw 'neighbourhood maps' for you and at some stage you would tut tut and shake your head in dismay as how all the men were marking out the way to the liquour store/tea stall, local bank, shops et al and how women drew water wells, where they were getting wood from, hospitals, their children's school ....I realised that if someone were to ask me to map my city lately I should have a more circuitous route than drawing a straight line from 'ass print on couch' to 'tram stop' to 'uni' avoiding sites of PPP (Pigeons, Public Displays of Affection, Puppyjhappi Punjabis).
PPP killed the travel star.