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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

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

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