Aquileana from http://aquileana.wordpress.com/ invited me to the Challenge Workspace Blog Hop. First time I read about events in WordPress and I wouldn’t say no to a gentle invitation. Actually it’s a pleasure to invite you to her blog. She is a sweet example of the Argentine cultural force that has an influence in the countries of the continent in arts and sciences. The most of books in the familiar library are Argentinian or were translated and published in Argentina, our only center of Nuclear technology was designed and built with Argentinian nuclear technology by Argentinians. But… this post is supposed to be about our place to posts in our blogs.
I am a nomad, a mercenary architect. I work and live in locations where my customers around the Peruvian south live. So my office is a laptop, a backpack and my tools. I have no house but several homes. And I try to get little gadgets to get portability. I’m not attached to objects. The first photo is what I usually use as first steps to get my ideas to the real world. I just need a pen and paper, and a measurement tape. My goal is to design spaces where people can be happy. Not minimal spaces, not basic spaces, but ones where they can help to their occupants to be healthily happy. Function follows dreams.
The most important part of my nomad workspace blog
I am always travelling. I am always walking. The most important part then are my shoes. I use Merrell mocs, they are to me the best in the world, without them there wouldn’t be neither travels nor blog. To the left are the old ones, they have more than ten years perhaps and still working, I take them to very tough places so the extreme wear; in the right are the new ones, are the same model.
The second most important part of my nomad workspace blog
A hat, it’s a traditional hat we the men use in parts of Bolivia and Peru. I’m not white but aymara, although in centuries ago we mixed a bit with Italians and Africans (by the way sorry but these days I’m quite tired for a bit of hard work so it looks in the photograph) I have several more hats :P
Inspiration from travels
I’m quite plain. I don’t have clocks, jewels or intricate souvenirs. Barely I have little stones or shells that I find curious and pick up in the beaches, mountains or hills; enough little to have in my workspace.
Inspiration from others
My lectures are important, I have books about literature, painting, history, architecture, philosophy, archeology, etcetera. Time ago I had in my personal library hundreds of more books but I wasn’t going to read them anymore, I needed some money and besides they are just objects. The important is if someone can use them to grow, not to brag about their number or mere possession. What I didn’t sell were my hundreds of comics, mostly from Argentina, because they are hard to get. I have also mangas and from US. To read a comic is different to a book, it needs also some amount of culture. But everything is in boxes…
That’s my brother’s cat.
Actually if I had to save something that would be Borges’ Works and Dante’s Divine Comedy. If I couldn’t there would be no problem because they are in me.
I use mostly digital these days to finish sooner, buy my mind works better with a pen in the beginning.
The real workspace
Is a laptop, a dumb cellphone and a ragged backpack to pass discretely in my travels.
And that’s all. I don’t want to have much. Actually I feel I’ve too much.
I would love to invite to Georgette Ann from http://georgetteann.wordpress.com/ I don’t know if she can (it’s not obligatory) but I invite you to know her poetry. If you can read her words I’ll be happy to have guided you to her art. I don’t read her poetry; I can feel it. It’s clear that poetry to her is not an esthetic exercise but is an expression of her soul.