Archives : May-2011

Home » 2011 » May

…is the illuminating well-written 1977 book of this well-trodden utopian territory by Robert Fishman – which gives a super great overview of the political and philosophical underpinnings of Howard’s Garden City, Wright’s Broadacre City, and Corbusier’s Radient City – continuing my recent reading list of titles growing out of my fascination with the way in ..

Read more

…is what I happened upon this afternoon – just when I thought there was no real alternative culture of resistance in this city – under the canopy of the Roman stone pines at Villa Doria Pamfilj where the landscape was covered with bikes and their riders enjoying the stellar Sunday afternoon after a weekend of ..

Read more

…includes reports on recently planted loquat seeds; sad bean plants that are still refusing to climb up the bamboo wigwam structure that was made for them months ago; some eggplants, zucchini, and tomatoes that are starting to flower and set fruit; lots of pretty lettuce plants that are being left to bolt up like mad ..

Read more

…this afternoon was with the amazing urban farmer Matteo Amati who presides over an enormous tract of city land where unemployed youth are put to work on the cultivation of the fruit tree orchard, the groves of olive trees, and the rotating fields of strawberries, fava beans, potatoes, tomatoes, etc….and this is giving me some sense of what ..

Read more

…from cover to cover on the nine hour plane ride from Portland back to Europe is blowing my mind because it seems so fresh, like it could have been written today, but instead dates from 1954 – about Helen and Scott Nearing’s radical 1932 pioneering escape from the the modern ills and materialistic distractions of ..

Read more

…hosted a conversation about art & agriculture this afternoon, with Danny Percich, Tim Donovan, Harrell Fletcher, and myself, as part of the Open Engagement conference, on their Portland adjacent small CSA organic farm – which some of the of the hardcore student bikers arrived at on two wheels up a steep hill – and what ..

Read more

…was the title of my talk at the PSU Open Engagement conference this afternoon, which I began with these three quotes: “The performance of a piece of music can be a metaphor of society, of how we want society to be. Though we are not now living in a society which we consider good, we ..

Read more

…hosted an Open Engagement conference lunch event today as the father of one of the students wheeled his mobile wood burning pizza oven into the center of the garden, where he took orders, rolled out the dough, make pies to order, and fired them up in minutes, as we enjoyed..

Read more