|Images of a day at the beach, a first day in school, and the LIU as fall began.|
It was the kids first week back at school. Long Island University faculty were locked out. In between solidarity pickets and work, my friend Wendy told me about our friend Jamie Leo’s new performance piece. Leo writes: “
Klaus Biesenbach, curator at large for MoMA PS1, hopes the exhibit will create a dialogue about the surrounding environment and the planning of future storms.
Between the splashes of red paint and the blue skies, the image was striking.
We spend the afternoon swimming, body surfing, reflecting on the summer, our past adventures and the days since Hurricane Sandy and the relief rides we all took part in after the storm. My friend James Tracy, dropped by, and chatted with everyone. The ride back, through separated bike lanes, along a green bike path, offered a picture of what a healthy forward looking, connected city could look like. We talked about the ways this could be a model, expanding on a long conversation about urban cycling and tactical urbanism. As always days like this remind us to dream about what our cities and lives can be.