question. a tin cup shared. Its a lovely image,Ive been watching the road
works out in country Western Australia, the workers there were treated to a
guest house with home cooking. I'm considering mead myself as there are no
lucrative mining companies near the Aurora Art space, so it looks as if it
needs self generating capital to create art residencies and projects.
I walked the city of Perth for 3 years.. trying to work out this question
around co creation and see if artists could walk with others like planners,
architects, philosophers, and people that just lived in the area.. i would
give others my camera. we walked i called it slow walking, after the
philosophy of slow food, and using a co action to help generate or germinate
new ways to collectively imaging a city growing through its colours its
textures and patterns.
I would read a text often from Christopher Alexander's" Pattern Language",
or his earlier work "a timeless way", profound writing. A text that many
planners and architects haven't even seen. yet brilliant.
we would meander around places in the city, funny how a city can grow
through you. Noticing the details, i call palletting. Can this contribute to
better place planning and as the community development people suggest place
I think We all belong on that page. Could we see ourselves as a colour
contributing to the ongoing painting of a place? being mixed with others to
form something new.
we need artists with planners, wasn't it Capra who said the whole is more
than a sum of the parts?
what a fantastic collection of thinkers this forum has generated.
Thank you so much. Id walk with any of you anytime.
Aurora project space
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Subject: Re: [Yasmin_discussions] the hybrid city as interface
> Hello Yasmin,
> Following is my first contribution to the current discussion.
> How immeasurably the circumstances and comforts of the community have
> improved since the days when this road was constructed, may be known from
> the fact that Mr. M. and other workmen employed upon it, sometimes had to
> eat the fattest o! pork, raw ; their bread was baked in the hot ashes of
> their campfires - the quality of which, therefore, needs no remark and
> they drank, at their meals, hemlock tea ! To make up for such fare — we
> suppose — a barrel of whiskey, with a tin cup attached, always stood at
> the roadside, and each workman or passerby was allowed to partake ad
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