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Dr Lauren Elkin

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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

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

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

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

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,

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