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suburbia / unseeing

  20.05.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“If suburbanites are buffered from encounters with the strange and different by their cars and their single-family houses, this is in part a result of zoning laws which divide towns

Flaneur – Freak Alley

  12.05.2018   Nikki   departures, Portfolio   No comments

Back in February 2015, my family and I took a road trip to Boise, Idaho.  (It was just somewhere we’d never been before and we really loved it – I’m

the principle of flânerie in Proust

“The principle of flânerie in Proust: ‘Then, quite apart from all those literary preoccupations, and without definite attachment to anything, suddenly a roof, a gleam of sunlight reflected from a

third spaces / culture containment

  30.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

In an interview with Jonathan Rutherford, Homi Bhaba (1990) advanced three notions that are relevant to the present discussion, and the illuminous of the visuality and the make up of

idleness

  28.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“The idleness of the flâneur is a demonstration against the division of labor.” – Benjamin, W., Eiland, H., & McLaughlin, K. (2003). The Arcades Project. Cambridge, MA,: Harvard University Press. “Idleness” is

the intoxicated flâneur

  28.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“The peculiar irresolution of the flâneur. Just as waiting seems to be the proper state of the impassive thinker, doubt appears to be that of the flâneur. An elegy by

dialectic of flânerie

  28.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“Dialectic of flânerie: on one side, the man who feels himself viewed by all and sundry as a true suspect and, on the other side, the man who is utterly

man/woman

  28.04.2018   Nikki   departures, Portfolio   No comments

I follow Dr Lauren Elkin on Instagram and she posted a pic of this Tweet by Tracey Thorn about her (Lauren Elkin’s) book. The fact that it’s Tracey Thorn is

possession / belonging

  28.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   1 Comment

“But I was put of by Hemingway’s habit of approaching the city and it’s inhabitants with a sense of mastery. Spying a lovely young woman sitting near the door of

the suburbs are bad for women

  28.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

I did not grow up in the suburbs. I grew up in “the country” – rural Pennsylvania. As badly as I wanted to escape, I always had my eyes set