Last night, Kevin, Josh, Sara and I sat down for an intensive work period dedicated to How to Forget the Border Completely. Our task was to place all the awesome projects we’ve been working on into InDesign and start visually investigating how we wanted our publication to come together.
Meeting outside is the greatest. There’s talk of building some kind of mobile table / bistro to make this possible in other locations, but I suppose that’s further down on the to-do list.
For now, we’re immersed in bringing together research and inventions around our How to Forget the Border Completely project to pull into a publication.
Above, we brought lots of reference material on Friday night.
While we’ve been imagining and devising our own portals for How to Forget the Border Completely, San Francisco artist Jeff Waldman has been creating his own type of imaginative gateway in an endeavour he’s called ‘The Happiness Project’.
Pictured above is Waldman’s first installation called ‘Shut In’, which features a couple interior locks, and a large keyhole that emits a strong light from within.
We played catch up on How to Forget the Border Completely on Friday night.
We invented new consultancies, planned interviews and events, and came up with new tactics for forgetting a border completely.
It was much needed and so much fun!!!
Another Friday evening at Lebel with the crew in action — making letters stand up, cutting maps, interpreting law, and designing impossibilities.
Above, Michelle, Josh, and Mike Marcon discuss what materials will work best to line the extruded part of the plywood letters.
It was, in short, a great night.
Around the maps, we’re beginning to imagine two cities collapsing into one.
As part of How to Forget the Border Completely, we’re doing and planning all sorts of things — border portals, border etiquette classes, new maps, new tourism guides, interviews, stories, and imaginary architecture.
Michelle and our dear friend, Lee Rodney, spoke about HFBC and the Border Bookmobile on Friday on CJAM‘s The Shakeup. You can listen to it here. It’s a lot of fun so far, and we’re just getting started!!!