Showing posts from June 17, 2018

Inspirational Quote – June 23, 2018

“I am thankful for those difficult people in my life. They have shown me who I do not want to be.” Oh dear me yes definitely! We have all known people like this or, perhaps unfortunately, still do! You know who I mean? The ones who can never seem to give you a straight answer, or appear to go out of their way to create difficulties where there are none. Someone you just dread speaking to or seeing because you know what to expect and know beforehand that it won’t be a pleasant experience. They will never change because that’s just who they are. The one thing they excel at, however, is making the rest of realize that we don’t want to be like them in any way, shape or form. So they’ve got one thing going for them, the only thing, but it’s something.

Paolo Soleri: Architecture as Salvation

Paolo Soleri was a visionary. Over decades, he influenced thousands of young architects. He called his vision arcology (architecture + ecology). The city as city occupied his thought. How could it help us reach our potential as human beings? Decades ago, he realized that we are drowning in a sea of data -- information-- and we don't seem to be able to find the time to transform it into knowledge. Our bellies are full in a very abstract way. But to go from our full bellies to nourishment, we have to assimilate and eventually become wiser. We have to find some common element that keeps a certain coherence in what were doing. This in-depth interview shares more.