Process + Methods

Ridwan’s short notes mostly on design practices, annotations from recent readings and whatnots.

February 27, 2020

In the place of false constructions of identity that lead us to view one another as less than human, Baldwin called on us to embrace the reckless idea of confronting the world as ourselves. Baldwin’s radical philosophy of individuality requires that we engage in constant introspection so we might be able to detect when we are relying on labeling and categorization in order to make ourselves feel superior to others. Without this sort of introspection, we may occasionally lull ourselves into a sense of safety, but it will keep us from being free. This sort of freedom, Baldwin said later, is hard to bear,” but it is the only freedom worth having.”

James Baldwin’s Reckless Idea

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