Essays, links and visuals highlighting an alternative, resilient place at the strategic crescent of one mighty river.
Friday, June 21, 2013
as profound as we allow them to be.
Quote from artist Candy Chang: The city historian Lewis Mumford once wrote that the origins of society were not just for physical survival but for "a more valuable and meaningful kind of life." Some of the earliest gathering places were graves and sacred groves. We gathered so we could grieve together and worship together and console one another and be alone together. Our public spaces are our shared spaces and at their greatest they can nourish our well-being and help us make sense of our communities and ourselves. Our public spaces are as profound as we allow them to be.