Cute Manifestos

20 October 2010

I actually have posted a link to this before about a year ago, but they're so cute I thought I'd post them again. Take some time out of your day to figure out what's important to you or give yourself a few areas to focus on that you normally wouldn't.

{The road we traveled out for a geology field trip today - beautiful.}

Click here to see some manifestos: Bruce Mau Design

These are the ones I've picked out to be my focus this week:

Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism.

Everyone is a leader.
Growth happens. Whenever it does, allow it to emerge. Learn to follow when it makes sense. Let anyone lead.

Slow down.
Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves.

Repeat yourself.
If you like it, do it again. If you don’t like it, do it again.

Coffee breaks, cab rides, green rooms.
Real growth often happens outside of where we intend it to, in the interstitial spaces – what Dr. Seuss calls "the waiting place." Hans Ulrich Obrist once organized a science and art conference with all of the infrastructure of a conference – the parties, chats, lunches, airport arrivals – but with no actual conference. Apparently it was hugely successful and spawned many ongoing collaborations.


Dawn said...

I would have liked to come on that field trip with you...if only for the view:)))
Great post Alli!!

Have an awesome day:)

Kimbirdy said...

oh i love these. i love that they're called "incomplete manifestos." i mean, is a manifesto ever really complete? we're always changing, learning new life lessons, experiencing new things and needing new forms of inspiration. i have a bunch that i love, but i think right now "begin anywhere" is speaking to me the most. i'm sure you can guess why. speaking of which, thanks for your encouraging comment today! it's good to know i'm not alone in the big life questions!

Erin said...

Wonderful. And I agree with Kim... I think manifestos are meant to be incomplete, so we can grow and change!

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