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Boredom / Leisure Time

  25.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

I’ve just begun reading through The Dialectics of Seeing by Susan Buck-Morss, which is an in-depth examination of Benjamin’s The Arcade’s Project. I haven’t yet had time to read through each page

alley activation plans / “Oz-like archipelago of Westside pleasure domes”

  17.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

This particular post is about something being done in the United States though it ties in to my discussion of the flâneur in European urban spaces. I continuously mention the

a pivotal experience: expat / refugee, American / Iraqi in Berlin

  12.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio, start here   No comments

Back in 2004 through 2007 I had lived in Prague (in the Czech Republic). I had fantasized about living in Europe for as long as I could remember – I

City Fortresses / Mike Davis

  10.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“This epochal coalescence has far-reaching consequences for the social relations o the built environment. In the first place, the market provision of ‘security’ generates its own paranoid demand. ‘Security’ becomes

flâneuse / freedom

The portraits I paint here attest that the flâneuse is not merely a male flâneur, but a figure to be reckoned with, and inspired by, all on her own. She voyages

Invisible / Visible : Benjamin / Elkins

  3.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

I didn’t choose this set of quotes to be posted together, intentionally. These initial three are simply among the first I came across in the dog-eared, pink highlighted pages of

Qu’est-ce qu’un flâneur? / What is a flâneur?

  29.01.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

If you’d never heard the word flâneur and looked it up using only a dictionary (or, as most of us do these days, Google), you would find definitions that include words

sidenotes: the francophile “flâneuse”

  24.01.2018   Nikki   Portfolio, sidenotes   No comments

In addition to reading literary texts and scholarly conversations on the concept of the flâneur/se and urban spaces, I’ve been looking all over the internet to see what there is

Journal of an American Flâneuse

  6.10.2017   Nikki   Words   No comments

I have always been one who considered myself a “traveler” and one who seeks “adventure.” I have traveled around Europe alone as well as with others in addition to having

New Web Design Trends

  10.12.2014   Nikki   Branding   No comments

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