At first glance we seem to be dealing with a double circle: that which is to be proved is already assumed, and we test our assumptions in implementing them. In actual fact, however, this is not self-referential at all; it is a dynamic chain of interactions, transformations, and articulations that may ultimately produce more reality.Henk Borgdorff, 2012
Imagine an anthology of 20th-century music making that purposely ignored pop, rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and opera. Cue outrage, at least from English-speaking listeners. But away from the western canon that has come to dominate our conception of music-making, much of the world was busy creating swathes of very different, extremely beautiful music.Garth Cartwright
Do you have a reader in your mind when you write?
No, you can’t have that.
So it’s quite unlike preaching?
Entirely. The two roles are completely unattached. When you are standing in the pulpit, you must sound as though you know what you’re talking about. When you’re writing, you’re trying to find out something which you don’t know. The whole language of writing for me is finding out what you don’t want to know, what you don’t want to find out. But something forces you to anyway.
[ James Baldwin, in “The Art of Fiction No. 78”, Paris Review, Issue 91, Spring 1984 ]
Source: Daana Townsend – @retrosoul
For a few years now I’ve been studying spatiality and urban space. This year I’ve been particularly interested in embodied knowledges, mobility and access to space. Because of travel restrictions and constrained mobility on a global scale, one of the main strategies of this project evaporated. Therefore I’ve been thinking …
S/o to Roine SexFemman Borgstrand for showing me this one! Listening to OGs talk and share their reflections on their experiences of living and working with Hip Hop is invaluable. The particularities of their histories help calibrate our attitude and relationship to many of the caricatures and meta narratives about Hip Hop that distort the trajectory of the culture.
Head over to Bars Finns for a great selection of pedagogical Hip Hop material!