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Unit 2: Dérive context

In conducting formative assessments this week within my tutor group, I became aware that I had neglected to fully contextualise my projects thus far in unit 2, and so I am keen to rectify this! 682 more words


Quick take: Downtown Long Beach

An occasional quick exploration of cities we visit 

I recently had the chance to walk around downtown Long Beach, Calif., between a couple of meetings recently and discovered real gems. 45 more words


Promenading on Hawthorne Boulevard

The first episode of Portlandia features a skit of the two main characters eating at a restaurant on Hawthorne Boulevard. They want to know that the chicken they are eating was treated humanly and set out on a quest to find out… 862 more words


The Narrator-flâneur’s Gaze in Vidyapati’s Kirtilata

Vidyapati, the great Maithili poet wrote Kirtilata in avhatta in praise of his patron and king Kirti Singh. In its second canto the narrator describes Jaunpur. 30 more words

Articles/ Miscellaneous

City Beat

“For the perfect flaneur, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow. To be away from home, yet to feel oneself everywhere at home, to see the world, to be at the center of the world, yet to remain hidden from the world.” — Charles Baudelaire… 12 more words
John Biscello

Discovering Your City

On 24th November 2019, in my home city of Bengaluru (also known as ‘Bangalore’), I was asked to speak at the launch of a book on the city: … 1,658 more words

Early 20th century urban vision

La foule des villes et le flâneur

Les oeuvres architecturales les plus caractéristiques du XIXème siècle: les gares, les halles d’exposition, les grands magasins (d’après Giedion) ont toutes pour objet un besoin collectif. 329 more words