Prospect Cottage (Time on time)

  1. likely a pun on prospect as "view" and as "future"

January (1989)

Wednesday 18

April (1989)

Wednesday 26

Saturday 29


William Haver, The Body of this Death, The Stanford University Press, Stanford 1996, p. 182. Quoted by John Paul Rico, The Logic of the Lure, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2002.

May (1989)

Saturday 6

Three days of a May heatwave – the greenhouse effect sets in. Dungeness is to disappear in 100 years' time beneath the waves along with its power station – which, it's said, will take 100 years to dismantle. A meteor passes close to the earth, and the ozone hole shifts over southern Australia.

Monday 8

Tuesday 9

Wednesday 10

"One way to live and die well as mortals critters in the Chtulucene is to join forces to reconstitute


to make possible partial and robust biological-cultural-political-technological


and recomposition"

Donna Haraway, ++Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chtulucene: Making Kin++, Environmental Humanities, vol. 6, 2015: 162.

"Thinkers like Donna Haraway or Anna Tsing invite us to think of a different ethics and a different politics for the problem of living despite economic or ecological ruination." In 2002, Crutzen called for "large-scale geo-engineering projects (...) to 'optimize' the climate." Such a large-scale mangeneering, a term we have coined to draw attention to the hubris of progress-centric technoengineerial fixes, is exactly the opposite of what Haraway or Tsing encourage us to notice and think with. We heed their advice and conceive of the future as a time (in need) of recuperation and repair."

"Architecture and urbanism are always concerned with the future. Restoring the future to good condition does not mean more of the same, largely developer-driven and capital-centric architecture and urbanism in our times of catastrophic ruination.

Modernity and, particularly, modernism in architecture and urban planning were based on the ideology of progress with its promise of building a better future. This was largely accomplished by disregarding the existing and adopting the colonial attitude of the blank slate or tabula rasa. The future was built on the annihilation of the existing. This erasure inflicted its wounds on the planet. Today, as we live this promise of the better future, we are confronted with the earth reaching its tipping point. A continuation of the better future mantra is out of question. Critical care in architecture and urbanism is a starting point for not giving up on the future entirely."

Angela Fitz and Elke Krasny in Critical Care Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet

May (1989)

Monday 1

Sunday 14

I chained myself to this landscape

Stormy Weather
Don't know why
There's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time
Life is bare
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can't get my poor self together
I'm weary all the time, the time
So weary all the time
When he went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, old rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray the Lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more
Can't go on
All I have in life is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time
Keeps rainin' all the time
I walk around, heavy-hearted and sad
Night comes around, I'm still feelin' bad
Rain pourin' down, blindin' every hope I had
This pitterin', patterin', beatin' and spatterin' drives me mad
Love, love, love, love
This misery is just too much for me
Can't go on
Everything I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time
Keeps rainin' all the time