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Can performance care?
Maurice Hamington

must be honed to care with proficiency. Accordingly, the contention here is that despite its extemporaneous appearance, one can indeed rehearse for improvisational care. For example, when I take public transport, I never know what experience will manifest from the close proximity to others. I have variously experienced individuals yelling, weeping quietly, requesting money, engaging in pleasant conversation, etc. I cannot prepare myself to be caring for every expressed need that arises from engaging another human being. However, I can prepare or rehearse an

in Performing care
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The Republic and Northern Ireland since 1990
Michael Parker

in the major cities and their suburbs, in which roads are now often gridlocked, public transport unable to cope, schools oversubscribed and houses unaffordable for young first-time buyers.17 Alarmingly, 20 per cent of the Irish population still exist below the poverty line.18 Opposition parties made much of this social and economic imbalance during the May 2007 election, yet still lost. What came to be seen as the Robinson era witnessed also major changes in social legislation, particularly in relation to the politics of sexual relations and reproductive practices

in Irish literature since 1990
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An examination of Godder’s socially engaged art and participatory dance for Parkinson’s work
Sara Houston

, but it is common for many individuals to become increasingly isolated, often tied with a lowering of self-esteem. Mobility and the use of public transport often become problematic because of a lack of balance, loss of flexibility and freezing (which is characterised by a sudden and involuntary inability to move). Simultaneously, people living with Parkinson’s also report experiencing friends abandoning their long-held friendship, so social networks decrease in size and become unable to support the individual. Apathy is also a symptom of Parkinson’s and that

in Performing care
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Reading SimCity
Barry Atkins

first. This certainly seems to imply that there is no ‘correct’ course that we may identify. Making Sims use public transport might increase or decrease the growth rate of your city, increasing industrial density may increase pollution while providing much needed revenue, but the authorial choice of which might be most satisfying is handed over to the reader. Even if the city is razed to the ground by alien invaders, the player has not necessarily ‘lost’. There is a potentially satisfying plot available in rebuilding your city from the rubble, of starting again and

in More than a game
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Putting the countryside back to work
David Calder

service’ requirements as the medical profession or public transport.38 In this instance the importance of the arts to local economies had the effect of making creative labour mandatory. Jean-Paul Sêtre, architect of Corbigny’s cultural policy, took advantage of Boulaud’s animosity toward the striking intermittents to expand Corbigny’s cultural offerings. Initially Sêtre offered Metalovoice and another striking Nevers-based company, TéATR’éPROUVèTe, space in the Saint Leonard Abbey, an eighteenth-century Benedictine abbey repurposed as a cultural centre. TéATR

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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Continuous theatre for a creative city
David Calder

’s tallest metal parking structure to provide easier access to the Machines de l’île. Pedestrian crosswalks now facilitate movement to and from this structure, and by extension between the creative quarter and the memorial park. (Accessing the Naves via public transport is slightly more difficult; one may take Line 1 of the tram to the Chantiers Navals stop, but this tramline is on the northern bank of the Loire. Riders must alight from the train and then cross the Anne de Bretagne bridge on foot.) The stark contemporary structure of La Fabrique, attached to the

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The imaginary archaeology of redevelopment
David Calder

complete. A projet phare should have the same effect. The Carré de Soie shopping centre, however, instilled more doubt than confidence. Residents welcomed the increased public transport (an extension of the Lyon subway, numerous bus routes, and a new express tramway connecting the Carré de Soie to Lyon city centre and the LyonSaint Exupéry airport). But the shopping centre as projet phare shed light on the commercial intentions of developers. The shopping centre features large chain stores indistinguishable from those at Lyon’s vast Part Dieu shopping mall; it is more

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space