I think Mondays may be becoming the day for posting this diary/blog thing. Weekends are getting a little bit busier than they were last year. Party due to the fact that my anxiety has reduced massively. Leaving the house feels ok -- not great but ok. However the complete apathy to ‘outside/away from the flat’ has gone away. This aside I am still extremely happy with the amount of travel and various things I forced myself to do last year.
The week since my last update has been quite fun.
I sat in on the Trust.Support community call. If you don’t know Trust is a community/co working space in Berlin. It is ‘a space for platform design and utopian conspiracy’. They hosted Terr0’s flower tokens experiment, and also P2P web that I spoke at last year. If you are ever in Berlin, check out the space and their events. there’s always something going on. Following the call it sounds like even more will be happening at the site.
I also went to see Tim Ingold speak at the Monsoon [+ other] Grounds Symposium hosted at University of Westminster . He was speaking on ‘What is the ground’ and was extremely Ingold-ian. I loved it.
It was also a nice surprise to bump into two landscape architects i know in the audience, I am supposed to be writing a chapter for their book (Publish ETA 2021) .
That was super fun.
I hung out with some friends on Friday night who I haven’t seen properly in a while which meant I had a massive hangover in London the next day early doors seeing Mr Vickers.
I took a photo of him, but i don’t think im going to post it here. BUT Ben has shaved his head and got some cool glasses, so he’s moving swiftly towards becoming Mat Dryhurst who amusingly messaged me whilst we were hanging out. The conversation as always was fantastic. We spent most of the day in the sun in Regent’s Park amongst the cheery blossom in the Japanese garden.
After leaving Vickers at the RA I swung by some friends who were on the (remain/peoples vote/revoke article 50/whatever it was about) March. And then went home. Had a great week for socialising.
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Dipping the Stacks
Happy to announce I am now a speaker with They Are Europe
I also have a few speaking things lined up already one in The Hague and another in Barcelona during the summer, Announcements for that shortly.
I was encouraged by Mat Dryhurst the other day to push out some more content. He has convinced me to post the transcripts of ‘greatest hits’ of Permanently Moved from last year to medium or whatever. I think this is a good idea tbh. I might just well do that.
I am still reading Tim’s Infinite Detail. I haven’t been able to focus on it for some reason and have only been able to grab it in snatches of 5/10 mins. Though if the weather stays nice this week, I’ll take it with me to the park or sit by the river.
So much good stuff came out in the last few weeks. Im catching up. Firstly:
DroneFlower -- For the Sun Project is about to drop soon. A collabo between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky from Cave In.
Green Lung -- Call of the Coven
They are a sludgy/stoner band from UK playing occult-y groove music. The whole album is fantastic -- A bit Sabbath, Maiden, Orange Goblin, plus lyrics about letting the devil in -- Fucking A! It’d totally be in a band like this.
Last but not least I would be lying if I didn’t say i’ve been listening to a fuck ton of Billie Eilish. Bury a Friend is her finest achievement todate. Cant wait for the album
I suppose I should mention Grimes U/Acc concept album announcement but i’m not going to.