New York: Looking Up

My head is caught up in perspectives: as i plan the Dereliction Walk, i’m walking around the city, choosing locations, sitting writing in cafes. Head down. Focussed. When we are focussed, it’s hard to look up. And not ‘looking up’ leaves us at risk of failure. I keep coming back to it: perspectives, frames, lenses, the ways that we look at the world are biased, pre-contextualised.

New York Looking Up

When we look up, when we depart from our established narrative, we find different views, we see things in a different light. And it’s not about seeing things in a ‘right’ way, but rather in recognising the limitations of one view. To open ourselves up to the possibility of a different way, is to hold the potential for change.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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2 Responses to New York: Looking Up

  1. César Awad says:

    Thanks Julian! Totally agree that it is really useful and enriching to look at things/projects/initiatives with different point of view to generate creativity and new opportunities.

  2. onthepages says:

    Some of my best photography for my work has come from looking up. Totally agree on how that applies to our own perspectives metaphorically and in real time.

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