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Outdoor Gyms: Putting an 'I' in Public, But Where Are We?

Outdoor gym equipment is now common to public parks all over the UK encouraging us to live happier, healthier lives, but something is missing.

All over Britain our local parks are being fitted with new play areas for grown-ups; I think we call them ‘ 823 more words

Hannah Arendt

intelligibility

The example of Arendt’s dismissal of scientific discourse from political discussion underscores a much deeper political problem: a lack of intelligibility.

Every language is intelligible to some people and not to others. 517 more words

Ideawork

Land and gold (Arendt, Horkheimer)

I am thirty, still in graduate school, and not thrilled about the prospects of home ownership since all any of the professionals around me talk about is the sky-rocketing price of real estate around the critical American urban centers. 1,550 more words

Economics

Groundless hope

In the recent general election in the UK in May the political discussion sometimes turned on the idea of hope. Each of the political parties was keen to convince the electorate that their particular plan for the UK, their ‘vision’, was the best recipe for hope. 1,332 more words

Complexity

Creativity as refuge

Margaux Portron, Research and Communications Associate, Artraker.

I went to France this week, and went through Calais, a town which hosts both the ferry port and the entrance to the Eurotunnel. 883 more words

Artraker

Horkheimer on engineers

Horkheimer’s comment on engineers:

It is true that the engineer, perhaps the symbol of this age, is not so exclusively bent on profitmaking as the industrialist or the merchant.

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Ideawork

Arendt on social science

Despite my first (perhaps kneejerk) reaction to Arendt’s The Human Condition, as I read further I am finding it one of the most profoundly insightful books I’ve ever read. 497 more words

Economics