Right spaces for humans

As many of you know, since begin November I am trying to create my own thing called “Petervan Productions”. The scaffolding is already in the works for many years, and I am still hesitating whether I will once publish the 100+ page reflections on the intentions of all this, what I think this enables, and…

Skyscrapers inhabited by machines

Project X building, lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street, NYC This week, The Intercept ran a fascinating article– well, quite disturbing actually – describing the possible surveillance roles of building Project-X, an AT&T owned property in the middle of Manhattan, sitting on top of some major telephone and communication switches (and apparently many other buildings…

Le Métier

“Métier” is usually defined as: profession, craft, craftsmanship, and workmanship. I already touched on this in my blog post on Craftmanship (Sep 2015). Craftsmanship, Historical Coherence, Musicality, Authentic Observation, and Creating The Dance between host and guest are critical components of the Essence of Work. Tradition is about building on the shoulders of giants, to…