I have been tracking development in my neighborhood and have previously posted footage of a house being demolished one block over from where I live. At the intersection where this house once stood, two other houses were also demolished and turned into empy lots ready for new homes. Since my last posting, construction has been underway on all three lots. The home being built on the lot that I recorded has created a stir that made the local news after a six-foot concrete wall w
I am currently writing a piece on Winter Park's disappearing tree canopy that is part of a larger project I have been working on for the past several months. Briefly, it explores the disappearing urban forest that has resulted from contemporary, neoliberal urban development. More to come, but I have been using Google Maps street view to confirm my suspicions, document what I can remember, and provide evidence of my larger argument, which is more expansive than just a conversa
Reportedly, 150,000 attended Orlando Pride. This was the first Pride Parade after the Pulse nightclub shooting. The usual corporate sponsors were there, including Wells Fargo despite their recent scandal. Here are some photos of the event. #OrlandoPride #Pride #gaypride #Orlando #Florida #LGBT #gay #LakeEola #DowntownOrlando
Last week, the City of Orlando released the 911 calls made by Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people and injured 68 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. You can read the full transcripts here. Omar's main message, which he repeated over and over, was to end the airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Here are some excerpts of what Mateen said to police while still inside of the club: "... You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of i
What started out as a personal essay, grew into a journal article and an interactive poster that I will be presenting at at least one conference this Fall. I have received some excellent feedback from my peers, for which I am very grateful. While I am still working on the final draft of the journal piece, I will be presenting the poster at the upcoming Spaces and Flows conference in November. The journal article has been accepted, pending revision to North American Dialogue.