Exploration, with Sasha Mombartz and Float

A string, gently asking you to tug and follow—unravelling entire worlds hiding in plain sight, just behind your everyday routine. This is Float.

A string, gently asking you to tug and follow—unravelling entire worlds hiding in plain sight, just behind your everyday routine. This is Float.

Float collects short histories of the places and pieces that make up the city around you, told by the people who know how they came to exist. An app to pull out while sitting leisurely at the park. Or when wandering the sidewalks. Or perhaps when gazing in astonishment with the realization that everything we see around us is simply something someone chose to make. 


Sasha Mombartz, designer:

Float lets you discover whats around you through stories. It's a tool to help you more deeply explore public art and architecture: who made it and why it's there. It can change the way you look at a place and let you see things that you never noticed. Ultimately its about appreciating and sharing the places and people that make up our world.

To me exploring is all about being part of the story. Taking in new experiences with an open mind, allowing your curiosity to lead you and become part of the conversation that shapes a place.

 

His perspective from: 

Situationist International (1957-1972)
A movement concerned with artistry and authenticity—pioneers in using art to change the world. 

Crosby Street (The SoHo Memory Project)
"A beautiful portrayal of everyday life on Crosby Street in 1975 that profiles workers and residents alike, at a time when gentrification was just peeking its head around the corner."

Mythogeography
A guide "for sideways walkers...a form of embodied contemplation for the ambulatory soul."


Each week we feature one person bringing artistry or beautiful things into the world through strong inner perspective.

Composure is a practice in artistry through scarves; our scarves & their stories here.

With new eyes,
K