In The Making
Failure is a condition that is often intimate and internal, an emotionally-based point of view that is not always detectable from the outside. But architectural failures are visible: they quite literally lack the façades to hide their collapse, and two of our featured artists for our Failure series tackle the idea of physically failed homes. Here we introduce artist Gaby Steiner’s project Public Home—in which Steiner documents the inverted life of Jerzy Sulek, a man who lives in his yard after the condemnation of his home— and examine the project’s parallels with Veit Stratmann’s exploration of L’Aquila.Read more »
Back in December, Off Paper assistant editor Tessa Hulls put out request for proposals asking people to tell her about their failures. She set out with the intention of taking those responses and crafting a survey of Failure, but entirely failed to do that. Instead, she unpacks why her piece failed in A Failed Essay on Failure.Read more »
OP Editor Tessa Hulls introduces our new Quest(ion) series, “Who Was Your First Hero?” with her own response in drawing and text.Read more »
Your fearless leader (AKA Seen Moderator, AKA Yours Truly) is running around like a chicken with her head cut off this week, so this Seen post about transitions is gonna be short, literal, and absent of commentary. Watch this timelapse video of a three year process of gender transition from male to female.Read more »
Why Do We Make Things?
TPR Founder Jess shares what she learned from the recent Failure series and announces the next Big Question for 2013-2014.Read more »