Tag: Space and Place

Stepping into the hospital side room: a place for death in England by Erica Borgstrom

I hovered in the doorway as the palliative care nurse who I was shadowing that day indicated I should. She entered the darkened side room to check on…

The metropolis and mental life in the age of COVID-19: Delaying descent into the blasé attitude by Rafael Wainer

The COVID city: Class, physical isolation, and virtual connection At the time of writing this we are all experiencing what the classical sociologist Émile Durkheim would call a…

Dust by Nick Caverly

The building pictured below sat near Mack Avenue on Detroit’s far east side and, according to the municipal government, was an environmental hazard. Following years of complaints from…

The Boundary That Holds Its Own Narrative by Clare Twomey

We built a sculpture to physically and visually discuss boundary and immunity. As a conscious act of investigation for two days we instigated a physical boundary. The sculpture…

The Great Wall as Space-craft by Judith Farquhar

The Great Wall of China is not the barrier to barbarians it is sometimes thought to be. These days, it does not seem to bound anything [1], in…

Spacecraft(ing) by Vincent Duclos

“Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?” cries Nietzsche’s madman in a…

Introduction: “Translating Vitalities: Spacecraft(ing)” by Judith Farquhar

Medical practice treats the body as an active field. Growth, pathology, healing, immune response, digestion, atrophy, arousal, pain, panic – none of these organic processes is stable, fixed,…

Image as Method: Conversations on Anthropology through the Image by Andrés Romero

What follows is a series of conversations conducted after the recent Image as Method symposium, which took place on May 4th and 5th, 2015, at Columbia University’s Heyman…