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First day: all are on hiatus—from a piece of writing I’m doing (on the first editing phase, + with that an urgent reading material: James Wood’s How Fiction Works) to my teaching schedule (I went to see an old friend instead, planning for a summer course we might do next year) + FabLab plan (we’re still waiting for the CAM software to run the CNC-mill), and even the plan to revive Karbonjournal.org which has been on real hiatus for more than two years (when I went to the US). More about each later, + I promise you… Stay tune + everything’ll be much clearer through time.
Watched Andres Duany’s ‘Lean Urbanism for Local Government’ + Living on One Dollar (Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, 56 min, 2013). The former made me think how to actually connect Detroit + Jakarta in my future practice (if there will be one… Ha!), while I stumbled upon the second while thinking to do a similar thing for this residency (1 CAD/day, 30 CAD/month, just as my promised stipend). I dropped the idea, not only because someone has made this movie, but also because no one could help but to compare it to Tehching Hsieh’s body of work, running too much risk of being perceived as ‘another art project.’ One risk I cannot afford for this time being.
Street objects that got my attention today: