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Monthly Archives: March 2005

Cueva Carramaiza

I’d happily live at Cueva Carramaiza and drink nothing but blood red rioja. Then again, I would also live in Cappadocia. I just like caves. And wine. (via Fabio)

Refugee camps, slums, mobility and time

While theories of mobility, nomadism and flow continue to capture the imagination of intellectuals, I try to remember that mobility may only be freeing when it is freely chosen. An increasingly common critique is that nomadic ways of life have always been difficult, and the kinds of forced or compelled mobility experienced by exiles, refugees […]

Artistic intervention

Very cool! A Wooster Exclusive: Banksy Hits New York’s Most Famous Museums (All of them) “Dressed as a British pensioner, over the last few days Banksy entered galleries [in The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Natural History] and attached one of his own works, […]

War and poetry

Notes on war aesthetics by Joshua Schuster “If after World War I the true trauma of battle shattered any easy collaboration between war and art, the links still remain latent in the very idea of an avant-garde, which is after all a military term that puts art on the offensive. The avant-garde mounts a militant […]

Heritage Soot

When we clean up the facades of heritage buildings, sandblasting away soot, are we really erasing their past, so we can put our notion of history in place? Have we produced an accessible but hygenic past: no ruins, no grime or olefactory content? How different from, say, 18th century Europeans’ past as they toured decrepit, […]