June 13, 2024

Walking in Poplar: A kinaesthetic place-ballet

Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower (Home) Criss-crossing unfamiliar avenues in an at­tempt to defamiliarise my connection with my home turf; I took the long meandering way… Like a thread unravelling before me in the streets, walking in Poplar […]

(Drifting through) Our Brutal Streets

Preamble Italo Calvino illustrates the city in Cosmicomics (1968) as a multifaceted ‘cluster of crystals’ where one must walk ‘along the edge of moldings and invisible friezes, like ants … crossing a city [to] follow […]

A Marianne Faithfull Moment

Faithful Once a year or two—if I’m in the neighbourhood—I drop by the Salisbury on St Martin’s Lane, and prop my bones up against the bar. I stand in the same place and stare at […]

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