Club Donny – a small-scale magazine edited as a strictly unedited journal on the personal experience of nature in the urban environment – recently launched its sixth issue. Presenting a mix of photography and fiction, the current patch includes a contribution called ‘DAY 1125’ by Bert de Muynck | MovingCities. It can now be bought and/or freely downloaded.
Club Donny features no complicated editorial statements but presents itself as an encounter between writers and photographers. The current issue includes, amongst many others, contributions by Birdhead [鸟头 Shanghai], Anouk Gielen [Rotterdam] and Akintunde Akinleye [Lagos]. At the back of the issue – in a section called Donny’s Favourites – one gets redirected to the free Spinning Flowers EP by Wizards and to the urbanarchitectureproject-website.
Download your copy of Club Donny#6 [pdf alert!].
Extract from “DAY 1125”-contribution by Bert de Muynck:
She may not have been beautiful, but she could certainly move her body. And that’s the most important thing. She came to the window, stared in my direction and rubbed her breasts against the glass. As she did this, my thoughts returned to earlier that afternoon. A petite lady had given a lecture about flexible cities, collapsing buildings, while drawing strange comparisons between different cities. It is hard to resist the temptation of a theoretically sound analysis of the contemporary city. Now, so I was convinced, she was standing in front of me, smoking the city away.
I never called myself an expert; as always, other people call you names. Being called an architect was harder to face. Because it was true, it felt like an insult. But I was doing so much more than piling bricks on top of each other, considering different ways of putting frames into their places, attaching wood to concrete.