3.18.2010

Harlem Architecture

Harlem, 2010.

3.18.2010

Dustbowl Clean Up

Yesterday we went to the famous skatespot Dustbowl. We took some tools to cut back the weeds and clean up the place for the nice weather. We were eventually kicked out by the police after a few hours. The Dustbowl is a great example of the kind of free space that has almost disappeared in our society. Recognize these places in your area, seize them and love them, the reasons you can’t hang out there are fictitious……..photos by Micah Danges

3.18.2010

Sex, Death, Rebirth

Check out Jenna Kraus’ new project.

3.17.2010

My Bloody Valentine

….that’s all

3.17.2010

From “Soft City” by Jonathan Raban

“For better or worse, [the city] invites you to remake it, to consolidate it into a shape you can live in. You, too. Decide who you are, and the city will again assume a fixed form around you. Decide what it is, and your own identity will be revealed, like a map fixed by triangulation. Cities, unlike villages and small towns, are plastic by nature. We mould them in our images : they, in their turn, shape us by the resistance they offer when we try to impose our own personal form on them. In this sense, it seems to me that living in a city is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relation between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, the soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate in maps and statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.”

3.17.2010

Now Reading – Bunker Archaeology

Paul Virillio, 1975

3.17.2010

Whales

“For centuries, men and whales were in two opposing camps, confronting each other on a neutral territory: Nature. But Nature is no longer neutral: the frontier has moved. It is now between those who defend themselves by conserving Nature, and those who by destroying it, destroy themselves. Now men and whales are in the same camp. Each whale that dies, bequeaths us, as a prophesy, the image of our own death.” - Chris Marker

3.16.2010

Anton Newcombe

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