UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

LAST REMARKS FROM THE FIELD Reading the City, Writing the City The city suggests itself as a book, to be read. Its things are presented as correct meanings – street is a street: a thing for advancing, to be used to get into other places. Shop is a shop: it questions whether I need anything, [...]

UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

WALKING / BIKING THE CITY The city of Oldenburg – as well as many other cities – is made out of two things: walking together and sitting around a fire. Long ago when there was no spoken language nor words we met each other in places that would today be called Coffee Houses, Bierstuben or [...]

UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

CONVENTIONAL CITY The city of Oldenburg – like all the cities I have heard about – is a utopia covered with a layer of conventional behavior. This hides the utopic potential of the city, making it invisible. However, this was not the case in the early days when time was young. In that past there [...]

UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

Hello, I’m Risto Santavuori from Reality Research Center — one of the resident Utopians of Pazz. UTOPIC CITY The city of Oldenburg – like all the cities – is a utopia. On the surface it might look a well-organized society, but under this cover there lies a vast invisible utopic potential. This utopic essence originates [...]

UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

Utopia-0

UTOPIAN EXPLORATION REPORT NUMBER 1: Hello, I’m Pekko Koskinen from Reality Research Center — one of the resident Utopians of Pazz. You might be wondering what is a resident Utopian. Here’s our answer: Utopians treat everyday, casual situations as sources of creation. They ask: what can we create within our conversation, meeting in a cafe, [...]

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