Tag Archives: 1948

RIP Thierry Mugler (1948 – 2022)

Thierry Mugler was a French fashion designer known for his avant-garde, architectural, hyperfeminine and theatrical approach to haute couture.

Best of Mugler

My personal connection to Mugler is me seeing his photos (or was it one photo?) taken at the Tafraout site with the rocks painted by Jean Vérame. This was at the Animism exhibion at the MuKHA in 2010.

That photo can be seen in Thierry Mugler, Photographer (1988) by Thierry Mugler.

RIP Michael Sorkin (1948 – 2020)

This happened in March but I only found out today.


By reading Pandemic! by Slavoj Žižek which has a commemoration for Sorkin as epigraph.

Michael Sorkin was an American architect, architectural critic and activist.

Against the Wall (2005)

An outdated version of Wikipedia says Sorkin was an outspoken supporter of politically leftist causes.

In 2005, he edited Against the Wall, which compares Israel to Apartheid South Africa.

This book caught my attention, as the geopolitical situation of the Middle East is becoming more and more of interest of me.

Not so long ago, it dawned on me that the Middle East was becoming my WWII. Allow me to explain. When I was younger I regularly came into contact with older gentlemen who were fascinated by everything which had to do with World War II.

World War II has never interested me much, except for the Holocaust.

As I grow older, I become fascinated with everything Middle East, with geopolitics and with clashes of civilization.