“The Tigers of Wrath

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are wiser than the horses of instruction.” William Blake’s quote seems to fit neatly as a description of the life of Mikhail Bakunin. Wandering philosopher and misfit activist.

The True Value of Materials

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An exhibition at the University of Brighton for BRIDGE, building research and innovation deals for the green economy. The exhibition showed the added value gained by materials through upcycling and recycling as well as design prototypes currently undergoing testing in … Continue reading

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The year of revolutions, and the backlash. Nationalist and socialist. Everywhere.

Miu Miu Spring Dance

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This video was made to celebrate a lovely day in Brighton, so good I had to get up on the table and do a modest jig. It was also the final season for the pair of MiuMiu shoes that I … Continue reading

NIGHTWORKER

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My conversations with the nightworkers were all charming, generous and full of good humour. I thought it would be coffee, cigs and grumpiness but it’s a different world. Emptier roads means different geographies, 24hr café’s a different diet, less background … Continue reading