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Another Recap 🏴

Halfway my -sort of- mini sabbatical, here's a new issue of the very sporadic Another Recap - my pers
Another Recap 🏴
By Joachim Baan • Issue #24 • View online
Halfway my -sort of- mini sabbatical, here’s a new issue of the very sporadic Another Recap - my personal digital digest of the past weeks/months - filled with random stuff I find, read, watch and enjoy (and believe you will do too). Weeks and months with so much change in the air. Good things, challenging things, bad things. Below my recap.
And as shared in last mail, if this is all too sporadic and you want to keep track on more things interesting, you can head over to are.na or make this your new homepage. (love that tool!)

See In Black
Arielle Bobb-Willis for See In Black
Arielle Bobb-Willis for See In Black
In the heat of everything that has been taking place throughout the world it’s encouraging, inspiring and very educational to hear the many voices that need to be heard and understood and see the extraordinary initiatives all over the world in search for more equality. What touched us in particular is See In Black. A project where over 80 black photographers are selling original prints to raise funds for five non-profits that work to dismantle white supremacy and systematic oppression. See In Black’s “Black America Vol. 1” project is a highly-curated stock of images from photographers including Andre Wagner, Flo Ngala, and Renell Medrano that are on sale now.
» To stay within this theme:
A good starting: Anti-Racism Resources
Essential advice: Virtual Protesting 101
Must read 1: Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an anti-racist
New York Times’ Antiracist Reading List
There’s an ever-growing collection of channels and resources on Are.na. Here’s one to start with
Another good list of Anti-racism resources
A good newsletter to read and subscribe to: How To Cure A Ghost
And to my Dutch white readers: We hebben ‘Wit Huiswerk’ te doen!

So far for now. But let’s never stop talking about it.
Ascension
Ascension by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Ascension by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Greek photographer Yiannis Hadjiaslanis shared his latest project ‘Ascension’ with us. Shot on two visits to Mt. Bromo, in 2017, and 2020. Hadjiaslanis work explores narratives of places, documenting locations in Greece, across the Mediterranean and the African continent, he engages with questions of historical memory, the present conditions and speculated futures of lived environments, and their significance for those who live, create, interact and evolve with them. Whit his latest project Hadjiaslanis explores the Indonesian Mount Bromo, an open and bare landscape covered with ash in million shades of grey. A ‘Sea of Sand’.
Interviews
So many good interviews again - so I made a selection to enjoy:
🍃 Balkrishna Doshi in 032c: “Le Corbusier was my guru, [Louis] Kahn my yogi. Both helped me to discover the true teacher: nature.”
🧠 The Fake News of Your Own Mind: Meditation experts Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman in conversation with Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin on their podcast Your Undivided Attention.
For the Rest of Us
Hank Beyer and Alex Sizemore - For the Rest of Us
Hank Beyer and Alex Sizemore - For the Rest of Us
Over the course of multiple years, both industrial designers Hank Beyer and Alex Sizemore, explored parts of the American Midwest researching eight material origins and their associated processes and history. Resulting in this highly aesthetic project called For the Rest of Us: A Journey into the Intangible Values of Regional Materials and Personal Computing. They’ve travelled extensively, interviewing dozens of people, collecting artefacts and taking pictures. From each material Beyer and Sizemore created a computer, providing a point of familiarity to an alternative reality.
Full Speed
Wild bergamot from 'A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed'
Wild bergamot from 'A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed'
One of my favorite things to do while running and cycling is taking pictures of the roadside - in motion. There is a different experience of speed in it, and with the abstraction of the motion blur the flowers and leaves become a representation of the emotion rather than a representation of their species. Turns out, more people like that. Even so much that someone made a book out of it: A Field Guide to Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed by Chris Helzer.
Not written for the ‘eccentric botanical enthusiast who wanders slowly through prairies’… but 'for the silent majority of people who have important places to go, but want to enjoy and learn about nature as they travel.’
Fou
Distance new book Fou
Distance new book Fou
Last year the Paris running shop Distance published their first book called ITEN by photographer and artistic director Thibaut Grevet, with the aim to produce a singular vision of some of the world’s most emblematic places related to running and its culture. Earlier this year they published their second book, now in collaboration with photographer Wendy Huynh. A beautiful hardcover with 170 pages filled with images shot on Reunion Island during the incredible Grand Raid or Diagonale des fous. We asked Yoann Wenger from Distance for a little Q&A with Wendy on how the book came about.
Coronation
If you haven’t read Charles Eisenstein’s The Coronation Essay yet, please do. It’s by far the most nuanced and honest pieces written on the pandemic and this time in general.
There is an alternative to the paradise of perfect control that our civilization has so long pursued, and that recedes as fast as our progress, like a mirage on the horizon. Yes, we can proceed as before down the path toward greater insulation, isolation, domination, and separation. We can normalize heightened levels of separation and control, believe that they are necessary to keep us safe, and accept a world in which we are afraid to be near each other. Or we can take advantage of this pause, this break in normal, to turn onto a path of reunion, of holism, of the restoring of lost connections, of the repair of community and the rejoining of the web of life.
Short notes
🦆 Sameness is taking over everything
🏃 Running with is an upcoming platform by Steve Salter.
🦾 Love this Augmented Senses series by Johanna Jaskowska x SERVICES GÉNÉRAUX for Vogue Italy
🎧 Relisting this part 1 and part 2 of Nicolas Jaar Presents the Network on NTS.
📰 Ana Andjelic’s latest newsletter about “modern brand” and how it is simultaneously a concept, a sector, and a business model.
🕳️ Rabbit Hole — What is the internet doing to us? Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.
🙏🏻 This one to end with: 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

So far.
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