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29 FEBRUARY 2016

Tomás Saraceno: Galaxies Forming along Filaments, Like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web (2008)

"In his dramatic installation Galaxies Forming along Filaments, Like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider's Web (2008) Tomas Saraceno applied another analogy inspired by that finding: the comparison between our 'spongy' universe and a complex spider web in which groups of stars and other matter are strung like shining beads of water along invisible strands. Saraceno, a former architect known for following in the tradition of other maverick designers who have developed provocatively inventive projects with the goal of changing human behaviour and living conditions – such as Buckminster Fuller, Archigram and the Ant Farm group – also has a knack for presenting his conceptual projects in ways that capture the imagination."

(Kristin M. Jones, 2008, Frieze)

Jones, K. M. (2008). "Tomas Saraceno" Frieze(116).

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Simon Perkins
31 OCTOBER 2005

Quasi-Market Irrationality In Welfare Servicing: The Case Of Remote Indigenous Housing

The widespread acceptance of a problem in remote [Australian] indigenous living conditions is manifest in significant humanitarian concern and a social obligation to provide public help. The actual problem which is the focus of the help–based intervention programs can be traced from the historical problematization of Indigenous living conditions, rather than any processes of Indigenous problem prioritization. This discussion examines how the social construction of the concept need has pervaded the problematization of Indigenous living conditions. It considers how this conceptualization of 'need' has entrenched imposed perceptions of problematic Indigenous difference. The discussion examines how alternate conceptualizations of the concept 'need' might provide insight into the 'wicked' policy problem that is Indigenous living conditions. Clarity about need highlights for policy–makers the difference between people's problems and problematized people. The discussion considers how inappropriate conclusions about Indigenous obligations might be avoided after considering the policy which is provided as a result of perceived social obligations.

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