September 4, 2014
© Pedro Vilaverde
September 3, 2014
September 2, 2014
"Humans’ survival as a species depends upon adapting ourselves and our…settlements in new, life-sustaining ways, shaping contexts that acknowledge connections to air, earth, water, life, and to each other, and that help us feel and understand these connections, landscapes that are functional, sustainable, meaningful, and artful."
- Spirn (1998) - ‘The Language of Landscape’ (via sociology-of-space)
"Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, ‘Why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle (via saintofsass)
September 1, 2014
"Our team is called the Young Boys. We grew up in this neighborhood, so we wanted to give the local kids something to do after school. We bought them balls and shoes with our own money, and for game days, we go around and beg local churches for a place to play. We want to keep them very busy so they don’t have time for bad things. We don’t want to see anyone on our team wandering the streets. We practice every other day. The girls have their practice on our days off."
(Juba, South Sudan)
August 31, 2014
August 30, 2014
"By sense of place, i mean people’s subjective perceptions of their environments and the more or less conscious feelings about those environments. Sense of place is inevitably duel in nature, involving both an interpretive perspective on the environment and an emotional reaction to the environment…Sense of place involves a personal orientation towards place, in which one understands of place and one’s feelings about place become fused in the context of environmental meaning."
- Hummon (1992)