1. memory at play in (re)presenting place…. while brief, the article is strong in that it touches on issues of periodicity and palimpsest.  Architecture should remain a living organism to grow/evolve, age/weather and possibly die.  When its revived, it can only truly be considered a ghost

    (Source: uncubemagazine.com)

     

  2. "Why do people consent to be governed? It isn’t only fear: what have millions of people to fear from a small group of politicians? It is because they subscribe to the same values as their governors. Rulers and ruled alike believe in the principle of authority, of hierarchy, of power. These are the characteristics of the political principle."
    — Colin Ward
     
  3. I’ve just really started paying attention to Jenny Hval’s work. Its a rich patchwork of many influences and agendas, all bound with beautiful, deeply felt sonics. Here’s a 30 minute live performance from the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Fantastic!

    (Source: vimeo.com)

     
     
  4. three ways to say “hmmmmm…”

     
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  6. ryanpanos:

    Quotes on Architectural Practice

    It has been 10 months since graduating from school. And the most important lesson I have learned through my academic tenure and almost year of working, is that I am involved in a profession I am ashamed of.

    There are numerous reasons: labor exploitation, risk and responsibility adverse attitudes, ivory tower mentalities, non-sustainable business models…

    How can I sit down to design a structure when there is so much turmoil within the profession itself? Since my M.Arch thesis on practice, I find myself more and more only caring how I can design something that can improve practice conditions and processes for architects. So they can gain back a measure of control of realizing buildings and having a larger say in the conversation of our environments.

    I don’t think about form or material, lighting or acoustics, perspectives and procession are so far from my mind its laughable. My only design thoughts are how to design the process of work. 

    This page has always been a sounding board and place to share my likes/dislikes and thoughts on architecture and design, and will continue to be so. I wish that every post could involve some form of forward moving practice progression, but there seems to be so little movement on this aspect of architecture.

    This is what I have been dwelling on for weeks, to think of ways for architects to engage the profession again and in different ways.

    I don’t have any answers yet, and it is the kind of study that could take years, but it always good to start by defining the questions.

    RP

     
  7. transfixing….

    simple gestures, carefully coordinated and placed, reveal the natural rhythms of place and time…..

    Via.

     
     
  8. earth is a canon of love.

     
     
  9. Serra at the Gagosians, NYC | January 2014

     
  10. there you go.

     
     

  11. "

    Here she comes dressed in white
    Her mouth is filled with flames
    Her skin is black, her fingers trace
    The diamonds in her veins

    Here she comes down from the sun
    To wash this country clean
    Comes down for us, down from the dust
    To murder what remains

    Here she comes now dressed in red
    To heal this ruined race
    I know somewhere, where there’s a god
    He’s lying at her feet

    And we’ll walk freely through the mountains and the trees
    And we’ll breathe deep again where the air is pure and clean
    And we will drink freely from the milk of our revenge
    And we will break down the prison gates that keep you in

    So please show no pity as we come up from the ground
    And please remember as you kill us and cut us down
    That time will not wash clean the bloody face of history
    And someone will breathe here again and they will hate you for what you leave

    "
    —  Michael Gira
     
  12. "Boredom makes you do crazy things." - Jenny Holzer at the Furka Pass  

    (click on image for more)

     
  13. Arlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC

     

  14. Perhaps it’s a semantic argument being made, or perhaps he’s interested in protecting design territory for a select few. Regardless, Architecture found its over-capacity in 2008, long after it lost its influence on most of culture and society (at least in the US). So that wasn’t so much a bubble as a relief from the burden of meaningless pursuits. These pursuits persist but, due to the interruption in the flow, we were given the opportunity to reevaluate and decide what has real veracity for our individual and collective futures.

     

  15. monks knew how to rock Christmas Eve….

    (Source: Spotify)