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Sean Urquhart
Sean Urquhart
I am an experienced writer who has worked across a variety of mediums including: screenplay, script editing, prose, poetry,and novelization. I am particularly interested in psychogeography and the scope it gives both academics and creative writers to effectively trade elements of their fields.


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Aug. 31, 2009 8:00 pm
Mellunmaki : the most northerly stop of the most northerly of worldwide underground stations. The feeling of a frontier town pervades as I walk in silence through this neighbourhood. A gaggle of Nordic neo - Nazis smoke fags and aimlessly circle the station entrance as I head off in the opposite direction. After a trip to the alienating landscape of the ultra post-modern Vuosaari , too...  Read More
Aug. 31, 2009 4:08 pm
Trying to scratch the surface of a city where modernity and heritage seem to blur, it's clear that Helsinki is not cityscape as palimpsest a la London. I get lost in backstreets that I don't attempt to translate, a derive is one of the few ways I can muster to get beneath these streets into what lies beneath, away from the malls and dwarfing chain stores into the peripheral zones, the ...  Read More
Aug. 31, 2009 2:19 pm
From the speeding capsule that delivers me from Dublin to Helsinki, I have a 2 and half hour hiatus in which to gather some mental energy and slough off the layers of negativity of the 24 hours preceding, during which I really felt a capitulation to the other end of the tunnel. My stomach is usually a barometer of how my whole self is and it was calming after a day of turmoil. The Russian couple...  Read More
Aug. 24, 2009 9:42 am
The olfactory gust of a cardiac-case breakfast. A NED on a bicycle conjours a barrage of petty foul insults whilst commandeering the pavement. A woman is punched in the face by a man who pulls away at high speed, leaving her bleeding and confused at the bus stop. Fast food detritus and alcohol-induced pools of vomit sit in contrast to crumbling Georgian architecture. The architecture of failure,...  Read More
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