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A meditation on antonyms and etymological activism

Douglas Cole, on the discourse of salvage ethnography: . . . The insights into the significance of collecting and exhibitions and the motivations and world views that stood behind them are an important contribution to our understanding of European, American, … Continue reading

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I went searching for an antonym

for salvage. And the slippery lickery mercury cool slideroll of the word flashed a grin. Rescue, retain, restore, recover, save, retrieve those objects that are not yours as though they were once yours, as though they are now yours, saved, … Continue reading

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Concordance: describing utopia

Still no seahorses, and the youngster’s legs were getting a waterlogged look from so much wading. But it was not lost time, for they found and learned about many other things. John came along the beach to me, grumbling, “Everything … Continue reading

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Writing in progress. Please hold.

Dear blog, I am itching to write about how considering dystopias may be a fruitful way to map utopian changes in actual reality, and how this conversation is starting to emerge out there and create a shift in the nature … Continue reading

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Watching over this inlet

The conventional scores in homemade videos about boating or cruising or sailing these parts tend to prefer folk or country, with whispery female sincerity so precious on the ear, or throttled frank and heartfelt with a meaty twang; some is … Continue reading

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Architectural urges

It turns out that everything I come across keeps connecting and fleshing out ideas, which is no surprise. The silly fun of searching for the right word in response to The Selby’s gorgeous plays on personal space and expressions of … Continue reading

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The post-architect and an approach to encountering utopian space

I came across this post about geopolitical space and architectural theory, and its ideas are shedding some light for me on the relationship produced by encountering landscape. Yes, of course I am thinking about Capi and her mix of will and … Continue reading

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