‘(Counter)topographical’ Reflections with Grief

by CIW Life is populated by landscapes including those of fear (Tuan, 1980), loss (Hockey et. al., 2001), and mourning. As of the 9th January 2021, 1,906,606 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide (WHO, 2021). These deaths intensify the mark of a dark smudged thumbprint violently pressed against our foreheads1. This is the reality toContinue reading “‘(Counter)topographical’ Reflections with Grief”

Bristol Encounters III

Outside the arched doorway of St. Marks, the Mayor’s chapel across from College Green, there sits a homeless man. He is large and wears glasses ‒ with an expression of poetic solemnity that only the homeless have, a grimace and abandon as the cold creeps up his knickers. He is too cool to ask forContinue reading “Bristol Encounters III”

Bristol Encounters II

Written by Sriram Natarajan Introducing the second of a four-part series entitled Bristol Encounters, written by Sriram Natarajan. For the editor’s preface, please read Bristol Encounters I.    Stapleton Road A whole universe away from the river’s edge is Stapleton road, stitched into the fabric of Bristol like a shred in a patchwork quilt. ItContinue reading “Bristol Encounters II”