Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur : Art Forms of Nature (Lithographic and Autotype prints), Published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904.
"Gros seems oblivious to ways in which power shapes the experience of walking. Not only does anti-pedestrian public policy hamper every walking enthusiast, but people who aren’t white men often don’t have the privilege of such contemplative strolls, as they tend to attract the unwanted gaze and interruption of men and police. Solnit writes insightfully about balancing the allure of exploration with the reality of walking while female, while Gros seems unaware that this might even be a dilemma. The ideal of the flâneur – the ghost of the metropolis, who sees without being seen back – might seem universal, but only a few have the luxury of such invisibility. Try seeing if walking around Brownsville in Brooklyn or a Parisian banlieu makes you feel liberated from identity."
"While homelessness is rampant worldwide, the production of empty spaces is a regular feature of contemporary society. When buildings sit empty for a long time while homelessness persists, it is clear that in these cases markets and states fail to fulfill their expected role as effective allocators of space."
Miguel Martínez, Gianni Piazza and Hans Pruijt - 'Introduction'
to ‘Squatting in Europe: Radical Spaces, Urban Stuggles’ by Squatting Europe Kollective
(Source: sociology-of-space, via socio-logic)
To Not Draw →
Over the years, like most artists, for me drawing has become a way of exploring, understanding and relating to the world. I would say my thought process takes form primarily in two languages, English and drawing. They are what the structure of my thoughts are made of. But unlike spoken language,…
Dries Van Noten s/s 2015 finale
i immediately thought of Superstudio, http://feliciaatkinson.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/supersurface-superstudio-008.jpg