The term commons originated in the historian Peter Linebaugh’s book The Magna Carta Manifesto, which refers to the history of the commons, with the founding documents of Britain and America referring to the right of people to use the ‘commons’ to meet their needs during and before the enclosure movement. Most English people, called […]

  There is a philosophical saying recorded in Buddhist texts, “A flower is a world, a leaf is a Bodhi”. It means that a flower is a microcosm and a leaf is an incarnation of the Buddha’s transcendental wisdom. There are many versions and interpretations of this saying, but what remains the same is that […]

  Duchamp mentioned in the 1946 that “The great trouble with art in this country [the United States] at present, and apparently in France also, is that there is no spirit of revolt— no new ideas appearing among the younger artists. They are following along the paths beaten out by their predecessors, trying to do […]

With Professor Neil sharing, I listened to Professor Phil Ford and writer JF Martel lead a series of conversations on art and philosophy, discussing difficult ideas and the art of opening cracks in what we are happy to call ‘reality’. Among other things, they refer to “strange research” not as a joke, nor as a […]

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