jueves, 20 de febrero de 2014


http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/nulll/james_howard_kunstler_dissects_suburbia.html I have retreated from thinking about this stuff, but I kinda need to get back on that pony. There will soon be so many questions of public space and design needs when we have to move closer together.

miércoles, 19 de febrero de 2014


I need to let my idea become bigger than my personal short comings. The process has to be unaltered by my tainted filter. If I need to interview 100 people on the street for my project, I need to become the person that does that. If I need to chain myself to a street sign in downtown I have to let the project live through me and comply. I am not my project. I am a unique idea, my project is a unique idea, but the physical filter of myself must make way for the project to exist. So what becomes of me? I don't know. You could say I become my project. But maybe I will be just floating through others' thoughts and ideas until my physical self is ready to pick me up again. Only problem is, that idea I let go is unique in time and space, so the return of me will inevitably be new. Anywho, what I'm trying to say is my physical self has to envelope the meta of my project idea while either shedding my former self, or perfectly aligning my meta to the idea. 

I want revolution. Not for the sake of revolution but because we all live in a new unique time. Our design ideals cannot dwell on past traditions or knowledge, that stifles the truth. The truth is that we are always confused, scared and surprised, but we run to these traditions, this art, to make us feel comfortable. 

I watched a video about an architect out of NYC and he said something that really hit me. He said something to the effect that what holds us back from embracing others and embracing new paradigms is that we always have this idea of home that we want to run back to. This stifles us from realizing we are all one existence, we can't hoard our existence in our 'homes' and expect the universe to be kind. 

lunes, 3 de febrero de 2014

People are Important


It is interesting to see the things people really care about. There is so much "stunting" as I like to call it in everyday talk and actions, twitter feeds and facebook statuses. It is nice to see how important things are to the individual. It shouldn't be surprising, most things were best friends, lovers, jobs, life trajectory. I guess I am enamored with how this highest of importances then trickles down to 'everyday' hobbies and habits. This is why it is dangerous to 'hate' someone or write someone off. Take time to realize what makes them, why they are striving for what they are striving for. I have come to the conclusion that I can't hate anyone. I wrote a friend about this months ago:

Theory: There is a possibility of an amicable bond between every two people.
-Since everyone is beautiful, misunderstanding of a person is an inward flaw.
-It is ones own fault if they cannot piece together and come to peace with the factors that drives the other person.
-One isn't seeing all the factors because of personal bias and personal dissatisfaction.
-Ultimately we exist within each other, so displeasure is transitive.