Ambitious City - Ferit Kuyas

Having a pleasant coffee at Rosie's this morning, I came across a flier for a photography exhibition at Photofusion, just around the corner on Electric Lane. And so it was an auspicious viewing of beautiful large looming smoggy industrial building sites. Barely a soul evident: I suspect most of the pictures were taken at dawn... “I am mostly interested in the outskirts of Chongqing, where the city can’t really be seen, but rather sensed. Also construction sites and places of change are of main interest to me. They show us metaphorical facets of the huge changes taking place in contemporary China. Astonishingly, Chongqing is an unknown place for most people in the western world. The city is located in Southwest China’s region of Sichuan and was the capital of China during World War II. The municipality is populated by approximately 32 million people.”


CND Poster and Photography Exhibit

Stumbled across an interesting show just around the corner from Russell Square tube. An unassuming little door (The Horse Hospital) ... inside was a fascinating collection of protest materials, posters, badges, news clippings and photos of people being dragged along the streets by old school metropolitan bobby hats... A visual language of protest from the 60s.


A tribute to a home

This is my dream home, built by Grace Weir and Joe Walker. It literally blends into the countryside.

On Memory and remembering

Lately, I have been reconsidering the use of a reflective diary. Up to now, for me, it has been hand scribbled notes in a book made in binding class, or a little black moleskine, or sometimes typed into project notes or generally left to sent email archive. These remain unfiltered and unaccessible, and frankly, very old-school ineffective. I then stumbled on rememble.com which is a lovely MA project by Gavin O'Connell and developed to a web 2.0 site last year. Its fun to play with. Alan Sekers wrote in a blog there: "A memory is not the same as what is being remembered." This spun me into the whole area of blogging which hasn't been on my personal radar up to now, but which would be an ideal way to set up a relevent diary: searchable, digital, organised, outward facing and spacious.