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of bathrooms and “third spaces”

  27.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

The other day, I was listening to the Slate Culture Gabfest: : The “Slimeball” Edition. (You can go to the Stitcher app, iTunes, or wherever you usually go to listen

women who walk

  17.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“Once I began to look for the Flâneuse, I spotted her everywhere. I caught her standing on street corners in New York and coming through doorways in Kyoto, sipping coffee at

City & the City / seeing and unseeing

  15.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

The quote below is another taken from  “A Tourist Guide to Besźel and Ul Qoma” (by Rob O’Connor, full text can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/luminary/issue%207/Article%206.pdf.) Very quickly (so as not

place and space: knowledge

  13.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

“I walk because it confers – or restores – a feeling of placeness. The geographer Yi-Fu Tuan says a space becomes a place when through movement we invest it with meaning,

the flâneur speaks / language

  11.04.2018   Nikki   departures, Portfolio   No comments

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and found myself feeling a little irritated when I happened upon someone who was visiting Iceland – they had posted a video

the new flâneur

  5.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

This quote from Awad Ibraham’s piece really struck me, as I’ve been questioning what does it mean to be a flâneur for someone who has been defined as a refugee,

identity / space: “eyes of power”

  3.04.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   1 Comment

See also another post in which I reference this one and the work of Ibriham Awad. These piece caught my attention for obvious reasons and though Ibrahim is speaking specifically

The Desert / Slab City, Salvation Mountain, East Jesus: time and reverence

  29.03.2018   Nikki   departures, Portfolio   1 Comment

My family and I went to Palm Springs this past weekend and spent a significant amount of time driving around to different sites around the area. I had been wanting

“A Tourist Guide to Besźel and UI Qoma”

  25.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

In my research and reading for this project, I came across an academic paper by one Rob O’Connor titled “A Tourist Guide to Besźel and UI Qoma: Unseeing, the Brutality

TRAVEL GYPSY MUSE (“all who wander are not lost”)

  25.02.2018   Nikki   Portfolio   No comments

** I want to first start off by apologizing for using the word “gypsy” in the title of this post. It is extraordinarily offensive and problematic, which I’m going to