Author Archives: Sadiqa Jabbar

Reflecting on the Bangkok experience; so what next?

The last few months have been a rollercoaster of intensity. It began with a slowly-slowly build-up approach that progressed rapidly into continuous cycles of head-banging discussions and muted scream-out-loud periods of frustrations sandwiched between calm-down phases of the Bangkok journey. … Continue reading

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Fragments of Klong Toey (catch-up)

This is the last uploading of my thoughts during the field trip: The selection of communities we visited conveyed the fragmented nature of the Klong Toey district. From the presentation of the site on Saturday and reading articles in London … Continue reading

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The heat of Bangkok seminars (catch-up)

The heat was excruciating, something that I had to quickly adapt to in order to be able to work efficiently and enjoy the moments. However the nature of the initial few days involved a schedule of seminars, study tour of … Continue reading

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Pre-trip Preps & Bangkok Humidity (Catch-ups)

The pre-trip presentations preps were pretty much the same as usual; lots of lengthy discussions (draining at times) followed by a sprint finish with plentiful friendly banter. The process of reworking and strengthening our strategies that led from the revision … Continue reading

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Beware: Vampires in the City!

Vampires love the city as it is a place they can hide without recognition, their true identity veiled behind a cloak of indifference. “Cities are full of strangers, familiar and unfamiliar, unknown and unremembered. In this sense, cities are the … Continue reading

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The Interim Presentation

The time had come to screen our presentation and become the audience of our BUDD and UP colleagues. It was show time! The lights in the South Wing Garwood Lecture Theatre were switched off, the curtains drawn and our three … Continue reading

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Post-Brescia Movie Production!

The post-Brescia rush to complete the presentation was insane with lack of sleep and full-on movie production on the go. Following our return from Brescia we were pretty exhausted; some of us had submitted an essay in addition to the … Continue reading

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