FIELDWORKING | Meaning and Things

Posted on 09/11/2013


Something interesting has emerged from my initial writing for Fieldworking – an unfolding of field, meaning and things. Two citations, in particular, point to this:

Yann Calberac proposes “the field is no longer where one extracts data, but almost [always] a place where one produces meaning”.

Francesco Careri’s work proposes “walking as an aesthetic tool capable of describing and modifying those metropolitan spaces that often have a nature still demanding comprehension, to be filled with meanings rather than designed and filled with things“.

Both indicate the field as a site or territory which produces or contextualises some kind of tension between meaning and things. Perhaps that’s too literal an engagement with this triad – the tension itself is productive, shifting and potent with becoming …

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