For All Things Project’s very special exhibition during September- October 2011, we will be posting mainly on

Meanwhile, here are two thought-provoking quotes found in Andy Merrifield’s 2006 book, Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction . .

“The space that homogenizes has nothing homogeneous about it.” (Henri Lefebvre, La production de l’espace / The Production of Space,1970)

“When scholars write about emancipation, about reclaiming space for others, we might start by emancipating ourselves and reclaiming our work space . . . Yet before imagination can seize power, some imagination is needed: imagination to free our minds and our bodies, to liberate our ideas, and to reclaim society as a lived project. That, it seems to me, is what the production of differential space is really all about. It’s a project that can begin this afternoon.” (Andy Merrifield, Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction, 2006)


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  1. My impression about “production of Space” in New York:
    The “production of space” project, can be considered/analyzed by some fields.
    One of them, could be the scientific field. If you consider it from the statistical/mechanical point of view, then it´s possible to recognise really our “real” or parallel world. What does it means?
    Of course, we are every day to busy to think about the “realy” or parallel world. But, let us look and analyze e.g. the “regular life” from a business men: ” he will stand up (maybe) early in the morning, take his breakfast and going to work 8 or 10 hours, he comes home, going (maybe) to sports ……….etc” .
    Our day is pretty appareled with such kind of plans respectively movements.
    But the main question is, which of this plans or movements are “really” necessar for our person and which are only affected by our parallel world??
    Yes, it´s sound like a postulate (it could be). The answer is not so much different, from our expectations. Everbody have a natural knowledge of statistics. If we try to make e.g. a small decision:” ok, I have to buy flowers for my friends wedding etc..”. Then we go to the shop, to buy this flowers and suddenly, we come out with a bottle of wine….” . What´s happen? The plan was different from the result. Our natural statistical knowledge, try to improve the life, making decisions (subconscious mind). It can be a protector to lose to much ENERGY. But unfortunately, this statistical knowledge can also destroy us, (our minds,characters and bodies.

    Sometimes, we are not able to differentiate our desire and then it could be that our subconscious mind, takes to much cotrol about us and we are landing in the parallel world. Further, it means that we could try all the time to make “the right” decisions or movements. The main in this connection is, the ENERGY balance. It´s physically imposible to get or keep a 1 efficiency. This is of course also statically proofed. The first thermodynamical law: U=Q +W : Q=quantity of heat; W=work; U=intrinsic energy. –>the energy in a close system have to be constant(all the 3-components need a balance).
    The second law: it´s not possible to convert the hole heat in ENERGY, you have to lose a part–> W=- ∮Q –> =Q[cover] – Q[discharge]/Q[cover ]
    that means only every human lose or wins ENERGY in his plans/movents and it´s irreversible process of course but sometimes when we are losing a part of ENERGY, we can reach another form of it throu the balance.

    Production of Space it´s for me personal a fascinating idea to remember us on our volitional and unintentional movement that we “have to do” in this “real World” and which connect us to our parallel world. Of course, is Production of Space also a nice proof to analyze, which plan/movement are conscious and which are subconscious.


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