Jack Halpin-Doyle

Jack Halpin-Doyle is a recent graduate of the MA in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. Originally from Dublin Ireland, but living in the Netherlands, his interests include urban planning, community engagement and skateboarding (and how the three can work together). If interested in any of the above or anything related, Jack can be reached at jackhalpindoyle@gmail.com.

Skateboarding: a new future for inclusive public spaces

Combatting social injustice is a broad action, encompassing many different types of initiatives and interventions, including demonstrations, industrial action and skateboarding. Yes, you read that correctly: while one of these seems to be an outlier, when we take a closer look, we can understand how skateboarding can, and is, being used to tackle inequalities throughout …

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Creating alternative urban realities: best practices in urban acupuncture

When previously writing about urban acupuncture, I approached this topic in a general sense, describing the how and why, its importance and its potential for change. However, to fully grasp how urban acupuncture can create alternative and inclusive urban realities, let’s explore some concrete examples. Rethinking school yards in Barcelona One fantastic urban intervention is …

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