Category Archives: Arts & Architecture

The Affirmation of Poetry

Do you read Harper’s Magazine? You know, the “oldest general-interest monthly in America … with its emphasis on fine writing and original thought … with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture”? They published an article back

The Affirmation of Poetry

Do you read Harper’s Magazine? You know, the “oldest general-interest monthly in America … with its emphasis on fine writing and original thought … with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture”? They published an article back

Retargeting the scope of urban enquiry

  “The fantasies of the decline of Paris are a symptom of the fact that technology was not accepted. These visions bespeak the gloomy awareness that along with the great cities have evolved the means to raze them to the

Retargeting the scope of urban enquiry

  “The fantasies of the decline of Paris are a symptom of the fact that technology was not accepted. These visions bespeak the gloomy awareness that along with the great cities have evolved the means to raze them to the

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

How can one begin to document a cinema of Southeast Asia that, until the first decade of the 21st century, has been neglected within the international cinematic landscape? Tilman Baumgärtel’s Southeast Asian Independent Cinema:Essays Documents, Interviews (2012), a collection of

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

How can one begin to document a cinema of Southeast Asia that, until the first decade of the 21st century, has been neglected within the international cinematic landscape? Tilman Baumgärtel’s Southeast Asian Independent Cinema:Essays Documents, Interviews (2012), a collection of

Requiem for the Factory

A review of Jeremy Fernando´s latest work, Requiem for the Factory, would, however small, however modest, all too soon, all too easily presuppose and lay claim to the very singularity of reception, of perception, thinking, writing, memory, indeed of truth,

Requiem for the Factory

A review of Jeremy Fernando´s latest work, Requiem for the Factory, would, however small, however modest, all too soon, all too easily presuppose and lay claim to the very singularity of reception, of perception, thinking, writing, memory, indeed of truth,

No Future Now

Denah Johnston’s book, No Future Now, shares part of its title with a song by proto-punks The MC5 (“Future Now” from their High Time album from 1970); punk avatars The Sex Pistols’ (“No Future” from their 1976 Never Mind the

No Future Now

Denah Johnston’s book, No Future Now, shares part of its title with a song by proto-punks The MC5 (“Future Now” from their High Time album from 1970); punk avatars The Sex Pistols’ (“No Future” from their 1976 Never Mind the

Future Asian Space

In a long tradition of writing on architecture and urbanism, practitioners from Vitruvius to Corbusier sought to define fundamental principles that linked questions of meaning and social purpose to the design of physical form. In the contemporary extension of the

Future Asian Space

In a long tradition of writing on architecture and urbanism, practitioners from Vitruvius to Corbusier sought to define fundamental principles that linked questions of meaning and social purpose to the design of physical form. In the contemporary extension of the

Functionarian Therapy

Circumspective thought was a ruling class value. To be a master you must possess “reason”, you must be literate. A slave otherwise. Late modernity’s version of rational subjectivity gave rise to the dumbing down critique of the late twentieth century.

Functionarian Therapy

Circumspective thought was a ruling class value. To be a master you must possess “reason”, you must be literate. A slave otherwise. Late modernity’s version of rational subjectivity gave rise to the dumbing down critique of the late twentieth century.