“When the male anglerfish reaches maturity his digestive system shuts down, rendering him unable to feed. Using an extraordinary sense of smell, he desperately seeks out a female 40 times his size and latches on to her. In a grotesque and biting kiss, he releases an enzyme that melts his lips on to her body, attaching them permanently. They become whole, and the male is completely dependent on the female for nourishment”
Due to the fact, that’s so difficult to find each other, once they’ve met, they become one forever. literally.
“For a male anglerfish, an increasing reliance on the female results in his organs becoming unnecessary, and he begins to disintegrate. Eventually he’s nothing but a lump on her side functioning as the access point for egg fertilisation – an unconscious bulge where once swam an individual.”
Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918 119. Trees
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day, 5
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain. 10
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
If, according to Bourdieu, designers are ‘cultural intermediaries’ who undertake ‘needs production’, how are these linked? How might designers create new social practices? Is this merely a commercial strategy (as in ‘brand communities’)? What role does open design or co-creation have in this process? How does the material function in such a process?
If to see from a more holistic point, design is actually a craft of transformation. Evidently transformation can be not merely material practice, but immaterial as well. In that case the matareality replies to the immaterial concern and we have the reversed order of design triggered change: by generating the community around the particular interest, practice is to follow.
On the other hand, how in this sutuation we can understand that we are proposing a working solution? As we are having an answer to a brief in material design practices. The difference is the state of not having a solution. Movement as a process is the instrument itself. Aims of such a practice are long-perspective and that way more interconnected with the context, what makes them more effective and sustainable.
- public space. What is public space? It is not yours and not another person posession?
If i were a snake dietitian, I would recommend snakes to eat only snakes (mind the venum compability factor) in case of a sensitive stomach.