Polar Inertia, one of the webs’ premier journals of nomadic and popular culture has a new issue online. February 2008, MovingCities contributed to it with the ‘Residual vs Icon‘-photo series and a short observation on the strange building biotopes that surround Beijing’s large construction sites. Strolling around in the neighborhood of the large construction sites of this city [CCTV (Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Linked Hybrid (Steven Holl Architects), WaterCube (PTW Architects + CCDI + ARUP)] Bert de Muynck has been peeping over the fence, like a detective driven by curiosity, with an obsession to find evidence, with a precision that was at odds with the chaotic environment he was roaming through. As always, POLAR INERTIA presents a titillating mix of the mundane, hidden, nomadic, scattered, elusive, abandoned, vibrating and under valued evidence of man’s presence on this planet.
Advice: bookmark, and notice that Ted Kane, along with Marcel E. Yarnow polarinertia’s editorial members, will publish in March 2008, Polar Inertia: The Migrating and Emergent City.