"You know, I really enjoy forgetting. When I first come to a place, I notice all the little details. I notice the way the sky looks. The color of white paper. The way people walk. Doorknobs. Everything. Then I get used to the place and I don't notice those things anymore. So only by forgetting can I see the place again as it really is."
"...and if I ever went solo my favorite MC would be me."
© John Conner. Design Portfolio. 2019.
"I experience myself in the city and the city exists through my embodied experience. The city and my body supplement and define each other. I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me."
The Eyes of the Skin
The idea of an Urban Wild comes from the Landscape Architecture program at Harvard, it's a green environment that inhabits a strange in-between within the greater urban landscape. An Urban Wild is usually born out of reclaimed industrial land and transformed into a natural environment.
An Urban Wild isn't truly nature, it has the markings of human hands upon it, but it isn't really a park, it is allowed to grow and develop as it pleases. It is a strongly encouraged wild landscape within the greater Urban environment.
In a sense, modern sportswear inhabits the same landscape. As sportswear, it isn't truly performance apparel. But at the same time, it doesn't inhabit a casual landscape. It, as the Urban Wild, is in a weird in-between area. A landscape it dictates for itself.