design and antiquarians – 5

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Our exploration of the world of things continues. This week the theme is Community We visited Pincoff’s Hotel in Rotterdam to talk with Sjarel Ex, Director of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam – Winy Maas’s design for…

third (creative) spaces

I have always been fascinated by places like railway stations, hotel rooms, bars and caf├ęs, airport lounges, onboard a long-haul flight, looking out of the window. Some of them anyway. Neither here nor there. Interstitial. Liminal. Transitional. Conduit. They can offer permission to step to the side, think, imagine, to interrogate complacency. They are the…

Paul Noble – artist | archaeologist

Sjarel Ex (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen) has introduced me to the extraordinary, the wonderful work of Paul Noble [Link] [Link] [Link] A paradigm of the archaeological imagination. Paul has been drawing his Nobson Newtown for a number of years. I could just about tick every one of the categories in my blog. I will have…