"I tried to paint what I saw....I thought someone could tell me how to paint landscapes but I never found that person..I just had to settle down and try. I thought someone could tell me how, but I found nobody could. They could tell you how they painted their landscape, but they couldn't tell me [how] to paint mine." - Georgia O'Keefe
Even before I started doing architecture, I always regarded categorization as an impediment to knowledge. Breaking knowledge down into different disciplines and artistic spheres is useful for the purposes of specialization, but the world is not compartmentalized in such a way. In order to understand society, and even art, one must break the frontier of the discipline, break the scheme of the category. Architecture was a discipline very cloistered in its own logic. I wanted to open it up and confront my projects with these alternative approaches.
“I’m just excited to get a new perspective on reality. Because that’s the cycle: collect, reflect.” There’s a long pause. “I’m still figuring it out and I’ll be figuring it out for the rest of my life. All I can do now is live.”
> Sustaining doubt is harder work than sliding into certainty.
— Daniel Kahneman
it's been really enlightening in these times to simply write down a list of the agendas I'm interested in furthering