Monday, 18 October 2010

Homo reparens

"What, then, is to be gained from an exploration of the projects and habitats of H. reparens, from watching all that fixing and mending, from observing how much of the life of Homo sapiens involves judging what it is possible and desirable to repair? Such judgments disclose in an intimate way what we do and do not value about ourselves and the people and things around us. For though we do not repair everything we value, we would not repair things unless they were valuable to us, and how they matter to us shows up in the forms of repair we undertake..."

Elizabeth V. Spellman, Repair: The Impulse to Restore in a Fragile World

1 comment:

  1. 'Value' - that's going to be a key word, isn't it. Value, quality, investment.. ah, the language will be wonderful. I'm already imagining the role that words will play with the photographs - not accompanying the photographs but alongside, interwoven, leading.