Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
At times we think we know ourselves in time, when all we know is a sequence of fixations in the spaces of the being’s stability - a being who does not want to melt away, and who, even in the past, when he sets out in search of things past, wants time to “suspend” its flight. In its countless alveoli space contains compressed time. That is what space is for.The Poetics of Space: the Classic Look at how we Experience Intimate Spaces, Gaston Bachelard, 1958.
We will now be stocking Geschichte Journal at The X Marks Bokship, it’s a lovely bookshop with a large and varied collection of independently published material. To find out more information visit their website at: http://www.bokship.org