The Insatiable Consumer

This article was inspired by Roland Barthes’ Mythologies. Think of a caged hamster running in his wheel for infinity, urged to run faster and faster to the point of exhaustion but prevented from ever reaching a final stop. The modern consumer is the 21st century embodiment of the caged hamster as he spins the wheel

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Months snowed inA man rinsing and repeatingA sweet song played overTea heated on the stove forUnkempt hair and foggy glassesAnd bastard brain bashed inHe left home fast; saysHe never recoveredWhen looking at me through a cameraI was not so sureAbout my presenceAnd what I should be trying forIt comes back to me when

Mapping the BCB Soundscape

By Maggie Holloway in collaboration with May Keren, Thomas Trafford, Encarna Karn, Lis Sundberg, Jordana Siegel In Fall 2018, we took Agata Lisiak’s class on Urban Sounds and Migration, which began with an introduction to the study of sound. We were encouraged to challenge the dominance of visual representation and to recognize the multisensory ways

Living Berlin – Pause

Serenity is hard to find in a city. Even the parks are often crowded with those seeking solace from the bustling pace or somewhere to pause. Only one place is ever truly calm: The cemeteries of Berlin possess a morbid serenity. Friedhof: a field of peace. The German captures a feeling the English “graveyard” misses,