For Vea Collective: ‘Suite Vénitienne. Please Follow Me’ by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard

As we were discussing Vea Collective‘s contribution to the ‘Flâneur’ exhibition, Christian Rodriguez asked if he could conduct his work as a fictional story referring to staged situations. Vea Collective is studying the relationship between flâneur and artificial spaces of leisure. Mona Simon recommended him to look at Sarah Moon‘s work. I believe she was … Continue reading

Estates by Lynsey Hanley.

  Lynsey Hanley’s book ‘Estates’ has been really insightful with our Degeneration project in mind. Hanley grew up on the Chelmsley Wood estate on the edge of Birmingham,  which was completed in 1971, her book about class and council housing is part-memoir, part-history and examines from both inside and outside the causes of the ‘spirit-sapping’ … Continue reading

For Human Endeavour: Psychogéographie by Antoine d’Agata (updated)

I have asked Human Endeavour why there weren’t any human being present in their ‘Degeneration‘ series. As they are based in Brighton, some would make a quick connection: Magnum Photo’s Mark Power’s disciples. I leave them explain their choices and approach in another post. Please note that ‘Degeneration’ when exhibited includes research Polaroids taken whilst … Continue reading

Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project

This book is obviously the first one in our collective bookshelves!

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