Category Archives: Essay

“Do not touch”

A version of this essay was originally published in Portuguese in the online magazine ArteCapital in February 2016 On the 6th of November, 1962, Kensington’s wealthy residents were finally able to inspect the strange building that had been under construction

“Do not touch”

A version of this essay was originally published in Portuguese in the online magazine ArteCapital in February 2016 On the 6th of November, 1962, Kensington’s wealthy residents were finally able to inspect the strange building that had been under construction

Morality in the Box

“Do you like those ugly concrete boxes?” (add difficult horizontal expression to the eyes and lips, meaning the most supreme contempt) “Well do you?” “What could you ever see in them?” (I start to sweat a little. I don’t want

Morality in the Box

“Do you like those ugly concrete boxes?” (add difficult horizontal expression to the eyes and lips, meaning the most supreme contempt) “Well do you?” “What could you ever see in them?” (I start to sweat a little. I don’t want

Petronella’s Cabinet (or a miniature attempt at the semiotics of the dollhouse)

  Deep inside the cantilever of a drawer or the perfumed depth of a wicker basket I still find the remnants of someone’s childhood (not sure exactly whom) in the form of a minuscule pot lid with a minuscule welded

Petronella’s Cabinet (or a miniature attempt at the semiotics of the dollhouse)

  Deep inside the cantilever of a drawer or the perfumed depth of a wicker basket I still find the remnants of someone’s childhood (not sure exactly whom) in the form of a minuscule pot lid with a minuscule welded

On Nests

  What is architecture, a list: 1. Everything that is not the body, “The most usual purpose of building activities in animals is to make a home that will give protection. Such a home may be constructed for the building

On Nests

  What is architecture, a list: 1. Everything that is not the body, “The most usual purpose of building activities in animals is to make a home that will give protection. Such a home may be constructed for the building

The Settings

Interviews are a healthier, leaner food that satisfies the same appetite people have for reality shows or other things made to reveal the life of others, their regrets, their little bits of wisdom, a version of their private lives or

The Settings

Interviews are a healthier, leaner food that satisfies the same appetite people have for reality shows or other things made to reveal the life of others, their regrets, their little bits of wisdom, a version of their private lives or

In Praise of Stuff

Writing a blog is a bit like hollering out at the Alps. One gets a sense that by projecting these words at the Internet what is probably coming back is the faded echo of our own voice. The thing is

In Praise of Stuff

Writing a blog is a bit like hollering out at the Alps. One gets a sense that by projecting these words at the Internet what is probably coming back is the faded echo of our own voice. The thing is

Architecture Without Us #3 – The Ruin

In this lecture about architecture, Slavoj Zizek (I cannot find the character(s) to accurately spell his name), the lisping, gesticulating, Slovenian thinker, in trying to understand the depth of the statement “Less is More” (have you heard?) arrives to the

Architecture Without Us #3 – The Ruin

In this lecture about architecture, Slavoj Zizek (I cannot find the character(s) to accurately spell his name), the lisping, gesticulating, Slovenian thinker, in trying to understand the depth of the statement “Less is More” (have you heard?) arrives to the