“Do you see that picture? That was I when I was 30. I really like seeing myself there, at least much more than in the pictures where I was 20.” That phrase couldn’t have made less sense in my mind full of certainties from the top of my then [...]
Articles by: Luisa
Things tend to look better from a distance. I had this teacher who always told me to look at my drawings and paintings from a distance. She would grab my piece of paper and put it about 5 meters away and ask me, with very sweet eyes “doesn’t it [...]
I cannot think of a better way of discovering a city than getting lost in it. I’m not a huge fan of maps. Or maybe they are not huge fans of me as when close to me they became, magically, unreadable. Today, I came to Brussels without (shamefully) knowing barely [...]
I’m this chaotic person when it comes to the pragmatic aspects of life. Bills? Well, if I manage to pay it the day it arrives my post box, we are all fine. If by any chance, I decide to put the bill somewhere thinking I would pay tomorrow, that bill [...]
Who moved my cheese? is the title of a book I found by chance while killing time. It speaks about two mice and two tiny men. It’s not – essentially – about the differences between animals and humans but I couldn’t help myself thinking that maybe humans in general, take themselves [...]
The other day, I caught myself in this watching position. I entered the metro and this girl wouldn’t stop shouting at everybody who didn’t ask her permission to walk in her direction (just to contextualize, the metro was jammed). She was going on and on about how rude people are. [...]
Once, someone told me that if we don’t decide, decisions will take their way and be made anyway. I was never really good in letting people decide for me. But, with time, I became more aware that my choices are not always my choices but a combination between what I [...]
I’m a sort of a plan-freak. Some psychology theories argue that when one admits his / her failure, it’s in the right direction to overcome it so let’s give me that. The other day, watching a movie, I heard something like “plans are only a an utopia of control. Nothing [...]
There’s always two sides of a coin. Or so says the saying. Sometimes, it’s very difficult to let go of our own point of view and accept other, equally valid, point of view of the very same aspect. Sometimes, neither of the points are right. Or wrong for that matter. But [...]
I don’t know if I believe in destiny or not, I’ve sort of mixed feelings about it. Some years ago I met a school friend in the supermarket. She was working at the counter. We grew up in the same area of the city, with parents of the same working [...]
“There is no knife without roses”, looks at and discusses the potential of social practice on the basis of three art-related projects that have not been presented in Sweden before: the Morrinho project (Rio de Janeiro); Project Row Houses (Houston, Texas) and Eloisa Cartonera (Buenos Aires).
The aim of “There is no knife without roses” is to study if and how social practice can produce new knowledge through focusing on the three projects mentioned above.
I got to know about Project Morrinho in the beginning of 2009, with a postcard sent by a friend who visited the model in Rio de Janeiro. When looking at the colourful picture on the postcard, I got very curious about what that miniature favela was about. The first thing [...]