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ISSUE 8 - TIME
I once read a remark that in all the references to the Moon throughout history, from Indigenous Dreamtime stories to Tang dynasty poems, from Celtic folklore to Neolithic hunters gazing up at it before written history– they were all talking about the same Moon.
It made me think how small each of us are in the vast continuum of Time, how our lives, whispers, dreams, and hopes, are all indistinguishable specks in an ongoing timeline.
Caliper Journal Issue 08 asks: What is TIME?
Time flows through Architecture, through concrete walls and white picket fences, through the multitudes of families who move through the same building.
Time is the ruin, architecture’s obsession with the corpses of what we have created.
Time is the meeting at two o’clock, the errand at three, and the forbidding law that dictates our lives.
Time is the now, frozen through a continual, scrolling exposure to the lives of others in a present that never ends.
Time is memory, the areas of our past that continually shape the present. It is a collective consciousness, a false nostalgia, consuming a culture that we never experienced.
Time is that which is yet to come, stretching out before us. It is some brighter tomorrow, some unrealised betterment, and unlimited possible worlds under construction.
Time is the present.
By the time it is spoken, it is over.
This issue of TIME asks you to remember memories you have forgotten, and dream up futures you never imagined.
ISSUE 7 - SHIFT