Wednesday, July 8, 2009

the continued stream of second attention awareness

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These quotations are on the wall at the Architrouve exhibition.

The important fact about urban living: the continued stream of second attention awareness. Every license plate, street sign, passing strangers, are saying something to you.
~ William S. Burroughs

Walking is the best way to explore and exploit the city; the changes, shifts, breaks in the cloud helmet, movement of light on water. Drifting purposefully is the recommended mode, tramping asphalted earth in alert reverie, allowing the fiction of an underlying pattern to assert itself… The born-again flâneur is a stubborn creature, less interested in texture and fabric, eavesdropping on philosophical conversation pieces, than in noticing everything.
~ Iain Sinclair

A city sidewalk by itself is nothing. It is an abstraction. The same might be said of streets. A city cannot be a work of art.
~ Jane Jacobs

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