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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Foundations, projects, corners and cornerstones

Ok, so you have a new project - that's great!

Yes, we are going to build something - outstanding!
Sounds absolutely marvellous!
We are going to use up-to-the-nanosecond project management tools.
And you're going to do it by the book, charts and real-time tags.
Yes, with a dash of intuition plus - you know - gut instinct!
Well sure, pleased to hear that too.
We will take account of history, learn the lessons -
we've a researcher onboard you know?
Building a world-class team that's all fleet of foot and mind.
We'll tick all the boxes, check all the corners and leave no stone unturned.
Truly admirable, but how many boxes and corners have you got and how many cornerstones* will you need?

Hey listen up. Corners are for losers,
naughty children
and people lost in the dark.

Nobody is going to be stuck standing in the corner on this one!

Oh - right.

Well good luck....

Image sources:
'Cornerstone office': Cornerstone Corp. Center
Dan Flavin: at Artnet.
Inspired by the word 'cornerstone' and Untitled (Corner Piece) 1969 on visit to Tate Liverpool, 25 September 2009 (not the piece illustrated above):
Flavin made a number of works intended to be shown in corners, engaging directly with the architecture of the gallery. His use of commonly available fluorescent tubes enabled him to explore light as a non-physical material, animating gallery walls. The size of the work was determined so that the units could be fastened in the centre only, without having to be anchored to the floor. The artist rejected any symbolic significance of the object, insisting that it was simply a form that made good use of a corner.

Question: How many corners are there in Hodges' model?

*Cornerstones: here referring to stakeholders, sponsors, owners, partners, investors, builders, architects, designers...?

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