Thursday, March 23, 2006

Between the Lines

The Jewish Museum Berlin

The design of the Jewish Museum engenders a fundamental rethinking of architecture. The museum exhibits the social, political and cultural history of Jews in Berlin from the 4th Century to the present. The new extension is connected to the Baroque building via underground axial roads. The longest one leads to the Stair of Continuity and to the Museum itself; the second leads to the Garden of Exile and Emigration and the third axis leads to the dead end of the Holocaust Void. The displacement of the spirit is made visible through the straight line of the Void which cuts the ensemble as a whole, connecting the museum exhibition spaces to each other via bridges. The Void is the impenetrable emptiness across which the absence of Berlin's Jewish citizens is made apparent to the visitor.

Cutting through the form of the Jewish Museum is a Void, a straight line whose impenetrability forms the central focus around which the exhibitions are organized. In order to cross from one space of the Museum to the other, the visitors traverse sixty bridges which open into the Void space; the embodiment of absence.

With its special emphasis on the Jewish dimension of Berlin's history, this building gives voice to a common fate - to the contradictions of the ordered and disordered, the chosen and not chosen, the vocal and silent. This Museum is not only a response to a particular program, but an emblem of Hope. Daniel Libeskind


the next best thing to work hard upon is tolerance

just a few years ago i was good at it

whatever happened

tolerance towards beliefs, behaviours, attitudes, word- language, barriers, conventions, prejudices, systems, patterns, mindsets, anarchy, stereotypes, heartbumps trespassing

all the little details and the big things, and issues.

someone's sneezecough can irritate me, or my own inability to wake early morn

pound pound pound your pave l through......

Sunday, March 05, 2006


one of our other primary need's is to give

the more we learn to give
learn because we also
take retake and recieve
the more is asked

and i am famished
wasnt it my fort`e
how much or what i should give
and recieve


i tried understanding lost
and found
i was mixed with surprise and relief
love lost love lost love lo
loveveveveve love

to keep up

non diasporical

Saturday, March 04, 2006

pat-a-lingo / yello w lenses

dwelling laughter happy Locii
all virtues are based on courage
change is the only constant

food bills energy living lifestyle habitat mansion castles forts cities urbane rural develope

re/ def

we define beacause one of our primary need is to build.
one of the books i recomm is paulo coelho: pilgrimage, its his first and before alchemist, his most popular..

Thursday, March 02, 2006


One perfect circle of air-cushioned dough encircling another one of empty space Few achievements have equaled this level of form marrying function
should also be noted that they taste damn good

If you are hated by the right people, it’s a compliment

why are we always searching to define words & everything in our lives?

though we may never realise this, we are always moving in a certain part of a huge circle that has really no fixed diameter
our actions and roles define the material and body of this circle
most of it remains undefined

there is no permanence

last week i was mostly on the roads driving to different places seeking jobs
the poor state of an unemployed!
every space had a distinct energy but the actions seemed all stereotype
i couldnt quite comprehend how to define a particular place
why was i looking to define anyway? i guess i wanted to place a placeholder on everything to classify it in my mind...to place everything in a column or a row

at the end of my travel, i find that there is really no grid to definitions and the journey has no destination

sorry no full stops in my text...dont like them
..would rather have a series of such before a sentence rather than an isolated one at the end