Posts Tagged ‘development’

Waterfall

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

It is hard not to view this frozen waterfall as an artwork, but it only functions as art inadvertently. Its effect is quietly visceral, though, a response I don’t have to art often enough. The last resident in this building in China, holding out against expropriation by developers, makes a DIY drip system for preventing his pipes from freezing after owners shut off the heating system.  

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Where apathy comes from

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Brilliant talk showing that apathy is not an individual failing but rather is constructed by cultural and civic barriers that aim to stifle your participation. Dave Meslin is funny and he’s right. You may enjoy his comparison between the way city halls bury development notices in publications and the way Nike sells shoes – if city hall really wanted your input, it would communicate differently with you.

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