MIKE GULLIVER

Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

A 10 year old explains Deaf geographies… But why does their teacher miss how important they are?

If you’ve not seen it… then go look NOW… this is the best, simplest, and coolest explanation of what Deaf Geographies are… ever. http://limpingchicken.com/2014/09/01/my-special-place-an-anonymous-essay-by-a-10-year-old-child-who-has-deaf-parents/ The fact that a 10 year-old … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The ‘Toothpaste tube’ effect

I was reading something this morning, and I came across a phrase I’d not seen before. The writer referred to the ‘Toothpaste tube’ effect. Puzzled, I went to look at … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kaupapa Deaf

The story behind this blog post is long so I’ll only be covering a part of it. However, before embarking on the telling, I want to mirror a practice that … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Lee Clark describes his ideal DeafBlind house

Originally posted on Deaf geographies sandbox:
John Lee Clark, the DeafBlind writer has written a brilliant description of his ideal house. There’s what you’d expect in terms of spatial design,…

August 6, 2014

Chasing the dragon

When I was a kid, “chasing the dragon” meant one of two things, either mainlining heroin, or  the book about Christian missions in China that was sat on my parents’ … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mapping the Deaf community – 19th Sept

Originally posted on Deaf geographies sandbox:
19th September – Brighton UK Extended Seminar: “Mapping the Deaf community” CUPP in partnership with Geography at University of Brighton. 1pm to 5pm. Entry…

August 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Remember, but remember…

Today is the 100th anniversary of the day that Britain officially entered the First World War. Today, the media, and social media will be full of mentions of the war. … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

Disabled leaders in HE survey

I wouldn’t normally act as a salesman for this kind of effort. Here though, the group concerned are the “Leadership Foundation” who I know to actually be quite good when … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

9 month Assistant Professor Sign Language post – at Heriot Watt

Those watching Heriot Watt’s sign language interpreting and Deaf Studies work will know that it’s growing… In the last couple of years they have taken on Jemina Napier who immediately … Continue reading

July 21, 2014

Living with pain

I think everyone goes through periods of pain, but for some, those periods are longer than others. I’ve had enough accidents and incidents that I’m quite familiar with pain; long-term … Continue reading

July 17, 2014