Parallel Vision

As the tree shapes itself to the wind; as the pumpkin vine produces pumpkins; we too can work with the kind of process that life has always used—and will always use—to generate beautiful form in the world. This is a newsletter about making, writing, and building good things.

4th–7th century bowl (Met collection)

Parallel Vision is a pursuit of the fundamental process of creation, the act of 'unfolding,' as it plays out in a broad range of contexts. Especially books, buildings, and software systems. Be forewarned: the discussion is heavily influenced by the work and writing of architect and design theorist Christopher Alexander.

Dave Hora is publishing this newsletter on a variable cadence from Porto, Portugal. Sign up ~~ if you don't like it, you can always leave.

A city unfolded. Porto, Portugal.