Insane Cities

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  • The Theatrics of Daily Life - Act III

    Act III - The Review

    You are being watched, evaluated and judged. One misstep and the city will disown you; deport you to the imagined wasteland at the other end of that bridge or tunnel whence you came from. The most important lesson you have learned since you have arrived is that notions of proximity define an urban community. Not strictly in the physical sense but in terms of a way of thinking. Communicated through either direct means or networked via your performance. We hold the space around us and this collection of spaces is our metropolis.

    These connections have in the past and continue to manifest themselves into physical realities within cities in the form of defined communities occupying the same urban space, with a shared sense of usage, customs and function. They might have always been a dramatic ritual but adopting those procedures and ceremonies in your routine is what makes you the perfect subject for the voyeur, your fellow citizen. Needless to say, bravo, you have entertained.

  • The Theatrics of Daily Life - Act II

    Act II - The SettingArchitecturally speaking, you are the anthropometric component of a built space. Every doorway, street and habitable room is scaled to your dimensions and those of your belongings and transportation. Once this configuration is fixed however you are subject to a series of...

  • The Theatrics of Daily Life - Act I

    Act I -  It Is YouThe stage is set the moment you step on the tarmac. No, not the tarmac, but the vaguely threatening square frame that will take you from the airport to the baggage claim and eventually to the tarmac, where you hail a cab or board a bus or meet a familiar face and you are...

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There is a firm discourse, opinion and even a strange complacence about our knowledge of the city, people, space and time. Labels abound; traditionalist, modernist, building, design, blog. What if critique or opinions are pointless because of a clear disdain for objectivity. How would I describe the world around me if I countered every POV with a logical argument? The blog will be a glimpse into everyday practices, with a strong bias towards un-designing urban-scape.

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