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Curating an exhibition with interactive elements tomorrow and Saturday, alongside and co-produce ...
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Curating an exhibition with interactive elements tomorrow and Saturday, alongside and co-produce by Petra Trendafilova—featuring works from Victoria Aquino, Erika Bowes, Tiffany Chan, Asher Herr, Catherine Taylor and possibly more… sounds provided by Vishaal 'VSH' Chauhan of course. ... Curating an exhibition with interactive elements tomorrow and Saturday, alongside and co-produce by Petra Trendafilova—featuring works from Victoria Aquino, Erika Bowes, Tiffany Chan, Asher Herr, Catherine Taylor and possibly more… sounds provided by Vishaal 'VSH' Chauhan of course. Special thanks to EJDER for supporting us young creatives and AppearHear for granting the space to do so.
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️ #IWD18 Featuring: @rebekahalero, @katiebuntingg, @abigail_glasser, @lucreziavittoria, Petra, Natasha, @yorghez, @bronislavka, @rosekeezy, @theneelamshow Shot and edited by me - special thanks to @nerminkuckovic 😁😂😅☺️ #IWD18 💗 Featuring: @rebekahalero, @katiebuntingg, @abigail_glasser, @lucreziavittoria, Petra, Natasha, @yorghez, @bronislavka, @rosekeezy, @theneelamshow 💃

Shot and edited by me - special thanks to @nerminkuckovic
Hope in the Dark—Rebecca Solnit An unyielding, well-reasoned and researched tribute to hope. ...
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Hope in the Dark—Rebecca Solnit An unyielding, well-reasoned and researched tribute to hope. Her words reflect sensibilities that exist only once we cultivate them, eyes that see and understand only since we willed them to. A testament of order and community over chaos and division. ... Hope in the Dark—Rebecca Solnit

An unyielding, well-reasoned and researched tribute to hope.
Her words reflect sensibilities that exist only once we cultivate them, eyes that see and understand only since we willed them to.
A testament of order and community over chaos and division. An alternative narrative to the manic media that's pumped 24/7/365.
#ReviewsByJam #InternationalWomensDay #IWD18 #RebeccaSolnit #HopeInTheDark
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Poetic. Hara's devotion to Design as a lens through which to understand the world, and a toolbox ...
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Poetic. Hara's devotion to Design as a lens through which to understand the world, and a toolbox with which to deconstruct it is refreshing and imaginative. With the most thoughtful, kind and considered forewords I have ever read [Excerpts pictured here on cover]. “He is inventing a dialect ... Poetic. Hara's devotion to Design as a lens through which to understand the world, and a toolbox with which to deconstruct it is refreshing and imaginative.

With the most thoughtful, kind and considered forewords I have ever read [Excerpts pictured here on cover]. “He is inventing a dialect in design, blending global ideas with local and regional colour and tastes.” Hara’s articulation of Design demonstrates the being that breeds Design Thinking, counter to a Western stance of ‘how-to.’ “Like kindred spirits, we both believe in a better world with spiritual and humanistic values.” Hara has an ability to translate products of his imagination and reasoning into vehicles containing belief and ideals—resonant throughout all of Designing Design (and his other affiliates too). Simplicity is the style supporting the illustrative aids of ideas. Pragmatism and rationale reign here, with a touch of something daring, like emptiness or mysticism. Emotionality underlines his expression. Always with the human in mind.

#ReviewsByJam #KenyaHara #DesigningDesign #Design
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Sakugawa has a very enchanting style of uniting quite esoteric concepts with real-world happenings ...
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Sakugawa has a very enchanting style of uniting quite esoteric concepts with real-world happenings or feelings, through very tangible exercises she encourages an activation of, or connection to the divine. Through illustrations that seem both expert and effortless, she creates fantastical ... Sakugawa has a very enchanting style of uniting quite esoteric concepts with real-world happenings or feelings, through very tangible exercises she encourages an activation of, or connection to the divine. Through illustrations that seem both expert and effortless, she creates fantastical worlds that hold base in our reality.
Sakugawa’s magical interpretation of all-that-is has a joyful feel about it that is both wise and fresh––her insights range from simple to complex and within all of Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe, there’s a timelessness that exudes wabi-sabi.

#ReviewsByJam #WorldBookDay #YumiSakugawa
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Originally I started to model [for EJDER] (as a favour and also mainly) to subsidise my photography—35mm ...
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Originally I started to model [for EJDER] (as a favour and also mainly) to subsidise my photography—35mm and Polaroid are an expensive love. What of creatives that aren't subsidised—what are they to do to keep the flame alive? That exposure and experience you're using to entice them won't ... Originally I started to model [for EJDER] (as a favour and also mainly) to subsidise my photography—35mm and Polaroid are an expensive love.
What of creatives that aren't subsidised—what are they to do to keep the flame alive? That exposure and experience you're using to entice them won't pay their bills, it can't keep food on the table or clothes on their backs, it isn't paying their monthly fee to adobe creative cloud or aiding their downtime by taking care of the Netflix subscription, and it certainly cannot pay for the development of film, art equipment, instruments, books, or even paper, that exposure and experience unfortunately doesn't even cover travel to the location.
See, a fee isn't all about profit—it's about funding; funding lives, successful, sheltered, fed, rested, hydrated and happy lives.
So if you need creative work done and you aren't adding fuel to the fire for it, my advice is LEARN how to do what you're asking or go about gathering some moneys to help keep someone's dream alive. Otherwise their skills will fade and there will be another talented brother or sister working in Sainsbury's.
Last week I had an event—a showcase of musicians and their music - simple acoustic vibes—free entry for the peopledem because the Arts aren't a privilege. The event was a part of my work for university and although it took place in the real world, for me it was still very much a simulation. Regardless, I paid all of the creatives involved £5 (because that's all I could afford without breaking the bank) out of my own pocket. Pay people for their time man—if capitalism demands a slavery out of us all, the least we can do is reward one another for our time and services. Good business can clean millions, I got the vision 💃
Everyone gets credit once they've worked on a film—rightfully so! Even the runners. Everyone's contribution to the vision is noted and appreciated, remember that.
Credits cost nothing. Credit your people, tag your homies, shout them out, big them up—uplift one another! It's 2018! Post-Wakanda—いこう!
Look out for one another! The whole world is family, b.
#Polaroid by Karina Tkaczyk.
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Love and thanks to Vans China and more importantly Lydia, Allen and SJ it was a vibe meeting you all ...
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Love and thanks to Vans China and more importantly Lydia, Allen and SJ it was a vibe meeting you all and spending time with you. Safe journeys around the world, stay blessed, enjoy LA and hopefully see you elsewhere soon. Eri too! Love and thanks to Rosie, Vishaal, Roberta, Andre, Asher and ... Love and thanks to Vans China and more importantly Lydia, Allen and SJ it was a vibe meeting you all and spending time with you. Safe journeys around the world, stay blessed, enjoy LA and hopefully see you elsewhere soon. Eri too!

Love and thanks to Rosie, Vishaal, Roberta, Andre, Asher and Khayam—appreciate the support from Rye Wax too. Grateful for all those that came to support and also those that messaged me their good wishes or apologies, y'all know who you are.
Exciting stuff happening at People Journal and EJDER—promise to create some substantial works. 💗

Me by Asher Herr
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[Musings on] The Importance of Rest. — Rest and relaxation aren't championed by our generation, ...
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[Musings on] The Importance of Rest. — Rest and relaxation aren't championed by our generation, nor our culture—we often fall into the pitfall of measuring our self-worth by how valuable our contribution seems or how productive we are. Sadly this isn't conducive to a non-judgemental ... [Musings on] The Importance of Rest.

Rest and relaxation aren't championed by our generation, nor our culture—we often fall into the pitfall of measuring our self-worth by how valuable our contribution seems or how productive we are. Sadly this isn't conducive to a non-judgemental attitude and lifestyle. A quality I deeply value.

Rest, relaxation and recuperation are so vital and yet overlooked culturally. A direct byproduct of capitalism and the Industrial Age, no? Life's a marathon, not a sprint—live slow die old I sometimes say. (I can't wait to age into my personality)

I feel so susceptible to burning out often that I’m very quick to stop, turn away from work and literally just breathe.
The practise of mindfulness seems akin to luxury wellness-plans or something, it’s bizarre how there’s an air of elitism around meditation/mindfulness, as if these are only practises to take up if you’ve “got time,” anything worthwhile in life, we make time for. It’s also nuts to observe the practise of aware breathing being attributed to a type of affluent character, as it’s one of the few skills we can train with literally nothing.
I mention breathing with rest in mind, as it’s actually one of the few activities that charges me up and refills my social and creative energy. It also acts, for me at least, as a preventative measure to being burnt out.
Rest. Relax. Meditate.

I think people often assume improvements are made by additions we gain, but I believe improvements are made by subtractions and simplifications. Something we can do when we rest is take notice of what we’ve gained and what we need to release, and what we need to release in order to gain.
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Photo by @coinx2u at the White Rabbit Studio following Creative Direction for @asherherr
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Dawei! I hope you don't mind me calling you that? It's been sweet getting to know you, exchange tunes ...
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Dawei! I hope you don't mind me calling you that? It's been sweet getting to know you, exchange tunes and collaborate often. What began as colleagues ended in friendship and that's truly a beautiful thing - I'm grateful for that. Keep doing what you're doing, greatness looks good on you. ... Dawei! I hope you don't mind me calling you that? It's been sweet getting to know you, exchange tunes and collaborate often. What began as colleagues ended in friendship and that's truly a beautiful thing - I'm grateful for that.
Keep doing what you're doing, greatness looks good on you. China's a big place and change happens slowly so start small, figure out where the likeminded stay and find them there! There's no doubt in my mind that you'll be instrumental in championing a culture there.
Thank you for putting fresh and dope equipment in my hands, and trusting me to produce worthwhile quality—that support and belief in another's expression and creativity is priceless. You're a blessed dude b, carry that forward always.
Honour and pleasure kicking it with you.
Keep the music groovy, keep the spirit soulful 💗

#Polaroid by ya man
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Another first draft, inspired by the work of Andrian Henri, a Northern poet my coach at GSMD, Chris ...
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Another first draft, inspired by the work of Andrian Henri, a Northern poet my coach at GSMD, Chris Brannick put me onto. This piece, written immediately after reading the first poem in 'The Mersey Sound' collection, titled Tonight at Noon, is a homage to the outlandish nature of fantasy ... Another first draft, inspired by the work of Andrian Henri, a Northern poet my coach at GSMD, Chris Brannick put me onto. This piece, written immediately after reading the first poem in 'The Mersey Sound' collection, titled Tonight at Noon, is a homage to the outlandish nature of fantasy based in reality. I hope it lands. If not, just another draft!
Also, lol @ how you can tell what's on my mind
When I was younger, I used to write just a single version and be like "it's complete, that's why I wrote it like that." I think now my process is more holistic, I need to express a part, a draft, in order to flesh out the bulk of the feeling felt in attempts to communicate that. Does that make sense?

Let me know what you think!
#poetry #prose #poem #jamelduanealatise
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Inspired by the work of Emery Allen in her second collection, Soft Human, I too for some time now have ...
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Inspired by the work of Emery Allen in her second collection, Soft Human, I too for some time now have been creating scenes with my poetry. My first ever blog that reached one thousand+ people (which was a big deal at the time, I remember) was titled 'A Glimpse of Utopia,' and I tried to make it ... Inspired by the work of Emery Allen in her second collection, Soft Human, I too for some time now have been creating scenes with my poetry.
My first ever blog that reached one thousand+ people (which was a big deal at the time, I remember) was titled 'A Glimpse of Utopia,' and I tried to make it into a collection of insights and images that illustrate that glimpse. I've done a similar thing here with one of the scenes, and that's what the collection following it will be titled. People always squabble about the details of 'no-place' so I thought I'd try to draft some up that we could all agree on. -

First and foremost, I'm posting these because I am not any one thing; I am a multifaceted being with many interests—poetry, photography, philosophy, to name a few.
It's worth noting however, that I am by trade, first of all a poet. That is what I am undertaking training for at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. This is what I am in love with. This is who I first chose to be in front of people. Not a "page-poet," "spoken word artist," and unfortunately not a rapper because that would be sweet.
I feel as if some only know me as a single, certain role—photographer, model, journalist, copywriter, director, performer; I am all of these things and more, and that's okay too. I wholeheartedly believe that the future economy will leave little space for the specialist, and embrace the agility of the creative, multifaceted savant. I'm preparing for that. Just as Pip Jamieson did, as Kanye West is, I too wear many hats as a creator. Plus, poetry's fun as fuck. In my experience, no single thing will reveal so much about yourself in so little time and space, as poetry can. If you're one for introspection, start reflectin'. #poetry #prose #poem #jamelduanealatise #Scenes
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No one really ever asks, and yesterday I was reminded of this by Andre—First Son of Soil is number ...
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No one really ever asks, and yesterday I was reminded of this by Andre—First Son of Soil is number three in a list-poem by Danez Smith titled 'alternate names for black boys', which is where I got my @. It was that or Fireworks at Dawn. Decided to share the first drafts of some poems I've been working ... No one really ever asks, and yesterday I was reminded of this by Andre—First Son of Soil is number three in a list-poem by Danez Smith titled 'alternate names for black boys', which is where I got my @. It was that or Fireworks at Dawn.
Decided to share the first drafts of some poems I've been working on.
This is the first draft I was really happy with after embarking on this 'Ode to…' journey, after being introduced to Kevin Young's Odes by Jacob Sam-La Rose.
It's so difficult to explain succinctly and wholly why you love something, how you love it, what your love is… so, this eventually became a collection in my mind, as there's simply too many feels for a single poem. I'm noticing that's the case with a lot of my poems now, they are investigations into a single feeling or instance, something I have to walk around, explore, twist, break, rebuild, heal, listen to… poems aren't easy—they fight back incessantly.
I miss being a quasi-deep poet that writes three lines using five words and is done and deep and alla that.
Also, it's mad how the pain of revealing in poetry is both damning and healing.
#poetry #prose #poem #jamelduanealatise #GundamWing
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