“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…” Edgar Allen Poe, “The Raven,” 1845 Here, during London’s lockdown, we’ve seen many ravens.…View More The Recalibration Paradox: ‘Nevermore’?
In March 2010, when urbanist bloggers were few and twitter was in its infancy, I wandered my then-neighborhood in Seattle and wrote about some easy…View More Simple Pandemic Navigation: Now, With Ideas From Then
As quarantines relax, many urban residents show behavior that belongs to a stage of reopening not yet formally announced by government. In short, flouters adopt…View More Hiding in Plain Sight: More Emergence Observations
In my initial post last week, I suggested five operational themes available for any photographer interested in documenting emergence from urban life in quarantine. The…View More The Juxtapositions of Emergent Urban Life
As Greater London moves to solve the conundrum of a return to work with reduced public transport capacity, the acceleration of reclaimed space for pedestrians…View More Now Playing: ‘Density with Distance,’ the Remake
Let’s face it. Although lacking the physical realities of human proximity, Zoom interactions approximate those that otherwise occur in public streets and squares. Scholars of…View More The Ironic Inequities of a Place Called Zoom
Since March, photographs have played a major role in illustrating the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: life in quarantine. Particularly in public places, emptiness…View More Photographing Urban Life in Emergence, and Why