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  • Nature Everywhere Part II

    If you are questioning what is so personal about these images and what a poor way to observe the nature, read on (some images are from Mars.)

    Since my birth, living mostly and if not all in urban centers I became accustomed to detect and appreciate their nature. Sure, there are exceptionally idyllic places everywhere but I am happier when I can read the ordinary. 

    When detected, as if they are the architecture of everything, they unfold in surprising ways, the city becomes the image and one can start to notice nature everywhere. 

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • Nature Everywhere

    My doctor told me I should walk more often since I am not a sports person other than occasionally betting on European soccer games. He told me to walk exercise as much as possible and enjoy the nature. I was pleasantly surprised when I start to walk every day and be with the nature that surround...


  • Learning From Michael Asher

    Haus Lange installation, 1982 (photo from the exhibition catalog)LEARNING FROM MICHAEL ASHERMichael Asher's, the artist, died almost two years ago in October 2012. When he was alive his work was mostly unknown to architects except somebody like Frank Gehry who was his good friend. In the art...


  • This Your Father's License

    THIS IS YOUR FATHER'S LICENSEArchitects are highly intelligent people. They are the members of a noble profession who in dictionaries referred as master builders.They are taught and talk a specialized language, they have skills to design and visualize three dimensionally, and intern long years to...


  • SHENZHEN

    SHENZHEN I am sympathetic to Shenzhen from its occupation. A port city like the one I grew up in. I feel like I know its tricks, talents and aura, even if I am wrong. I don't know Shenzhen that much face to face, I know something in her DNA, which makes me more relaxed about exploring it. ...


  • On the Job; Words, Images and impressions from the Shenzhen Biennale

    Some of the familiar biennale exhibitions were handled by a second venue near Shenzhen Shekou Port Ferry Terminal named “Border Warehouse”. There were some panel discussions on visible and invisible borders socially, physically, locally and economically. This subject was developed by...


  • A Brief Introduction to Shenzhen Biennale

    I am sleepless and I can't get used to the idea that I am in Shenzhen, China. I might as well be in Las Vegas hotel room with a gold leaf framed watercolor print hanging on the wall and a laptop with a spotty internet access. This is my first time in China with a mission to attend and journal the...


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