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Drawings for Manhattan | Jeff Konigsberg | Socks Studio

New York based artist Jeff Konigsberg is familiar with different drawings techniques and subjects. His works range from purely abstract shapes and intricate compositions of lines and wires to more documentary images with a surreal tone.

His series “Drawings for Manhattan” imagines a dystopian outcome after Hurricane Sandy. The natural catastrophe becomes the starting point for a division of the city into different areas as the gigantic walls erected to prevent a damage turn into a real tool for segregation.

In the artist’s words:

“In the days following the flooding of NYC, I began this series of drawings. The first 7 of these images are directly in response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. I decided to take the concept of sea walls to the extreme.The remaining drawings reflect a more paranoid outlook. They’re about walling off sections of any city into self-governing City States. The walls contain and prevent damage from a range of real and perceived threats.”

A voler considerare la lingua come una vecchia città con il suo intrico di vicoli e piazze, con quartieri dalla genesi remota, con rioni demoliti, risanati e di nuova costruzione, e con sobborghi che sempre più si estendono all’intorno, io potevo paragonarmi a un uomo che, dopo una lunga assenza, non si ritrova più in tale agglomerato, non sa più a cosa serva una fermata, né cosa siano un cortile, un incrocio, un boulevard o un ponte. L’intera articolazione della lingua, l’ordine sintattico delle singole parti, la punteggiatura, le congiunzioni e infine persino i nomi degli oggetti comuni, tutto era avvolto in una nebbia impenetrabile.

W. G. Sebald, “Austerlitz”, Adelphi 2006

architecture:

The Salk Institute by Louis Kahn
While this photograph has been taken a million times by a million people it seems impossible to tire of it. A truly iconic image of a masterpiece.

architecture:

The Salk Institute by Louis Kahn

While this photograph has been taken a million times by a million people it seems impossible to tire of it. A truly iconic image of a masterpiece.

Places to study in London (round 3)... WiFi cafes

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In the last couple of blogs exploring places to study in London the focus has largely been on silent(ish) study areas. However for some of you, a bit of background noise and movement is more useful to get you thinking. This blog is full of suggestions of great London cafes which have WiFi and…