Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Artist Mike Mills on Self -Reliance
"Do it yourself" is an underrated concept.
It is a far greater means of creation than the bricolage3 or handiwork it has
grown to be associated with.
It is synonymous with initiative and empowerment. It is inherently transgressive.
To do something yourself is
to do something without an invitation from the world, without conventional infrastructure or expected resources.
the self-reliant gate-crash,
the party of creation and innovation.
They act without permission, and their work is more resilient, more
You do not need an invitation to start an exhibition space or
produce a magazine, to launch a social networking site or invent a computer operating system. Projects born against the odds are simply born
A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up