Exercise: Weather that Annoys and Irritates

Date of exercise: 29 January
Location: Cooks River near Gough Whitlam Park
Weather conditions: sunny, warm
Lead researcher: Jennifer
Findings: As follows


The task was to contemplate negative affect and weather, to consider personal tipping-points. The idea was to think through at what point we are all negatively impacted by the weather, what are the circumstances beyond the weather, what are the dimensions that make it annoying.


  • Bike riding into a headwind
  • Damp bedrooms in Sydney
  • Dangerous icicles that hang off eaves that are actually lethal and thus the shelter provided by the eaves is moot.
  • Similarly, trees in Western Australia that provide necessary shade, but randomly drop limbs in hot weather to support the life of the plant.

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