I tend to see the state as ‘organised violence’. Anarcho-pacifism criticizes the separation between means and ends. “Means,…must not merely be consistent with ends; this principle, though preferable to ‘the end justifies the means’, is based on a misleading dichotomy. Means are ends, never merely instrumental but also always expressive of values; means are end-creating or ends-in-the making”.
I had the great pleasure of working with Elliot and Associates Architects this summer as I was filling in for an acquaintance of mine who was on vacation.
Elliot and Associates specializes in Salvation Army projects. I did some light office work including email correspondence for them while their regular office assistant was in Ireland.
I was reminded of how I wanted to be an architect when I was a child. I enjoyed being in an office environment and commuting there each day. I was happy that it was flexible and accommodated my existing commitment to teach at Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
What impressed me most about my time there was how much research is done before a plan is even proposed. I was also unaware of how much correspondence goes back and forth before and after a project is underway.
Summer 2014: http://www.ccae.org/catalog/detail.php?id=571227
I have garden into community gardens here in Boston Massachusetts. having organized a community garden in my past I was quite impressed with the amount of community garden space in Boston and the number of gardeners.