"A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination."
— Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
(Source: hollow-planet, via surrenderthepink)
"I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for love relationships is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end."
— Michel Foucault (via thingsandschemes)
I’m working on a paper for a panel (Global/Local Representations of Gentrification, organized by Judy DeSena) for the annual meeting of the New York State Political Science Association on April 25-26, 2014, at the Manhattan campus of St. John’s University. My paper is on “The Politics of Visibility: Gentrification and Immigration in East London." I’ll post some photographs as I get the presentation ready.