20 Years of Denver DIY

Vincent Comparetto’s Follow Focus series has released its second book, a visual love-letter to 20 years of Denver DIY, punk-rock, independent art, and all manners of underground community building and celebration. I wrote a small blurb on the theme of “DIY Spaces,” and argue against the overuse of the term “safe space,” as a label which…

By All Means, Tear Them Down

A statue or monument can be defined as a type of societal memory. It is the carefully engineered product of an intent, a form with which we are meant to mold our memories of the past. A permanent statue or memorial does not just appear overnight. First, someone must decide a statue is warranted, they…