Category Archives: galway

People and places – A collective photo essay

For the past six weeks, a group of six engaged students and myself have been developing our visual literacy skills through the axes of seeing, looking and perceiving. Three weeks ago, we embarked ourselves in a little project. The initial task was to photograph happy/humane and unhappy/inhumane urban spaces. We decided to look at how we socialize in urban spaces and Galway was our backdrop.

People and places – A collective photo essay

For the past six weeks, a group of six engaged students and myself have been developing our visual literacy skills through the axes of seeing, looking and perceiving. Three weeks ago, we embarked ourselves in a little project. The initial task was to photograph happy/humane and unhappy/inhumane urban spaces. We decided to look at how we socialize in urban spaces and Galway was our backdrop.

Well I took a stroll… through medieval Galway town!

What is most evident by taking a walk through Galway city is that the medieval town from which it developed is still vividly perceptible. When Richard de Burgo established his settlement in early 13th century, he was able to create

Well I took a stroll… through medieval Galway town!

What is most evident by taking a walk through Galway city is that the medieval town from which it developed is still vividly perceptible. When Richard de Burgo established his settlement in early 13th century, he was able to create

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bin Men

Every day, the bin men tirelessly whisk away the rubbish we have set outside.  Chances are, you haven’t given much thought to what happens to your rubbish after it leaves your bin.  Although we all know bin men do this

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bin Men

Every day, the bin men tirelessly whisk away the rubbish we have set outside.  Chances are, you haven’t given much thought to what happens to your rubbish after it leaves your bin.  Although we all know bin men do this

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower The subject I have chosen to explore is that of the class fieldtrip I took part in on May 5th with my visual sociology classmates. A key location which stood out

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower

The link between Visual Sociology and Galway’s Fishery Watchtower The subject I have chosen to explore is that of the class fieldtrip I took part in on May 5th with my visual sociology classmates. A key location which stood out

Space and Objects of The Falafel Stand

When I set out to do my photography project on the falafel stand at the farmers market I did not expect to become so engrossed in the use of the objects and ingredients at the stand. Originally I had thought

Space and Objects of The Falafel Stand

When I set out to do my photography project on the falafel stand at the farmers market I did not expect to become so engrossed in the use of the objects and ingredients at the stand. Originally I had thought

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Relating Space and Place Through NUI Galway’s Dining Areas

One of my favorite aspects of this Visual Sociology class has been the interactive and hands on experiences, specifically the walking tour around the NUI Galway campus. The main focus of the excursion quickly became the eating areas that many

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Relating Space and Place Through NUI Galway’s Dining Areas

One of my favorite aspects of this Visual Sociology class has been the interactive and hands on experiences, specifically the walking tour around the NUI Galway campus. The main focus of the excursion quickly became the eating areas that many

Galway city: between salmons and tourists

The focus of Visual Sociology NUIG in 2015 is space and place. More specifically, this term we are exploring Galway city. Two weeks ago, Prof. Kevin Leyden visited the class and talked about friendly cities. He advocated for walkable and

Galway city: between salmons and tourists

The focus of Visual Sociology NUIG in 2015 is space and place. More specifically, this term we are exploring Galway city. Two weeks ago, Prof. Kevin Leyden visited the class and talked about friendly cities. He advocated for walkable and

Starting notes on the visual and social inquiry

In 2005, Douglas Harper argued for an Integrative Visual Sociology, which enables an empathetic understanding of sociological questions, as opposed to a more pattern-analysis-based, macro conceptualization of sociological questions. The main features of this new approach are: Work with traditional assumptions

Starting notes on the visual and social inquiry

In 2005, Douglas Harper argued for an Integrative Visual Sociology, which enables an empathetic understanding of sociological questions, as opposed to a more pattern-analysis-based, macro conceptualization of sociological questions. The main features of this new approach are: Work with traditional assumptions