Tag Archives: Longreads

Citizen of Apple, State of Lego

What if you are no longer a citizen of a State? What if ‘citizenship’ has devolved from a binary, to an analogue, status: no longer something you have, or lack, but rather something contextual, more fluid, and perhaps multi faceted. … Continue reading

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A Civil Society?

From the macro, to the micro: i was in Oxford yesterday, on a cold night, walking through the city. I ended my journey walking past half a dozen rough sleepers, bedded down for the night, sheltered under cardboard boxes and … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Tunnels and Bridges

I have an irrational fear of disused industrial spaces: large abandoned warehouses freak me out, especially when they have derelict, decaying doors. Don’t ask me why: i already caveated it with ‘irrational’. Once i stayed in Belgium at the end … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Trains of Rust and Power

In the goods yard at Tirano sits a steam train: it’s old, deeply rusted with holes poking through the ironwork, heated by the beating sun, each panel etched by lines of decay, flaked by time, remnant of a bygone age. … Continue reading

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Beyond Organisations

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post on some early thoughts for a Journal article. The stratification of society that we see today is not necessarily permanent. The structures of education, commerce, finance and business are simply those which have proved most … Continue reading

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Fragility and Impermanence

Nothing lasts forever, not monuments or mountains, not deserts nor seas, not stories or knowledge, not emperors or kings. Everything comes to pass, some things more rapidly than others. In an age of digital permanence, where our signatures are everlasting … Continue reading

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I am in a Bookshop

I am in a bookshop. The biggest bookshop i have ever been in. Two city blocks, rambling over four floors. The bookshop has it’s own car park. The bookshop has a coffee shop. The bookshop has a rare bookshop inside … Continue reading

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