poetic wandering

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November 04, 2011


Say We Meet 05

Maraya is critical. It is about how cities move, about how the ground beneath our feet is in constant motion. Let's call this a new urban waterfront. Maraya is about how one idea is picked up, transported halfway around the world, and how it has sucked us into its wake. Maraya is critical of a city that was released too early. The beta version of a simple idea, the one idea that got away, growing in complexity with time, used and reused. Maraya is reflection and dialogue about this process. 
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November 04, 2011


Say We Meet 02

This city encloses difference. Trading its virtual for our actual, it works against the everyday reminder of the cultural and political differences separating us—liberal from conservative, insider from out, local citizen from foreign migrant, the 99 from 1 per cent. The city draws us together—pulling us in and pushing us away down any one of a million new lines.
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November 04, 2011


Say We Meet 01

It started over coffee, or might have. Just an idea, not necessarily a good one, definitely something to think about. After lunch, a few more sketches. Then on the way home, it hits you. You walk the seawall, the idea walks with, taking on shape, clarity. This other way of describing the city—this one you and I happen to live in. We share drawings, understanding as we do something of rudiments of a waterside walkway, a path that need not and should not go anywhere. A walk always within eyeshot of home, a home.