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I’m always sad when I see this view - Oscar Grant plaza is an austere shadow of it’s past rabid glory, when it was packed with the beautiful broken dreamers who made up OccupyOakland. It was the site of so much fecundity, imagination, squalor, and ultimately of police violence. It confronted everyone with the deepest rawest hurts in our society, the racism and classism built into society that most would prefer to sweep out of the public view, while simultaneously inviting onlookers to transcend that hurt by participating in its social transformation.
…Says I, but Oscar, you’re four years dead, “I never died” says he. “I never died” says he.
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Just gorgeous architecture in downtown Oakland. Our work takes us to places that stir the soul.
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I’m always sad when I see this view - Oscar Grant plaza is an austere shadow of it’s past rabid glory, when it was packed with the beautiful broken dreamers who made up OccupyOakland. It was the site of so much fecundity, imagination, squalor, and ultimately of police violence. It confronted everyone with the deepest rawest hurts in our society, the racism and classism built into society that most would prefer to sweep out of the public view, while simultaneously inviting onlookers to transcend that hurt by participating in its social transformation.

…Says I, but Oscar, you’re four years dead, “I never died” says he. “I never died” says he.

beingblog:

Just gorgeous architecture in downtown Oakland. Our work takes us to places that stir the soul.

(via trentgilliss)

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