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nftu #11 – where you draw the boundaries

‘The sorts of doors to knowledge we find in universities are based on exclusions. A subject is made up by teaching this and not that, about space (geography) not time (history), about collectives (sociology) and not about individuals (psychology), and so on. Of course there are leakages and these are often where the most interesting thinking happens…’

Parker, M Bulldoze the business school! Guardian, London 27/04/18

Last Friday.  It set me thinking (typologies of people relating to sociology; while portraits are closer to psychology, say or identity as psychology – or politics -and place as geography?) but not as yet to any definite end…

 

 

NFTU #8 – A quotation from Lewis Baltz

Anyone can take pictures. What’s difficult is thinking about them, organising them, trying to use them, montage them in some way so that some… some… some meaning can be constructed out of them. That’s really where the work begins.”

– Lewis Baltz interviewed by Studio Arte for Contacts 2 (viewed on  vimeo, 5/10/17)


Which is pretty much why I signed up for the OCA in the first place, but articulated better than I could have at the time. Or now probably.

Worth keeping in mind.

(Thanks to Andrew Fitzgibbon for linking to the interview on the OCA discussion forum)