The work of professor and political philosopher Susan Buck-Morss employs Walter Benjamin’s broad theory of the image as a methodology of research and exploration. Taking these ideas as guiding principles, Project Projects developed a new website that serves as a distinct archive and platform for the development of her ongoing work.
Two main axes comprise the backbone of the site. Buck-Morss’ constellations of selected images frame a spatial and associative navigation, while her texts follow a more traditional, linear structure. These two axes are then hyperlinked: clicking an image within a constellation scrolls the page to its position within the corresponding text, and closing a text panel brings the corresponding constellation back to the fore. Visually and structurally interwoven, the site’s navigation itself reflects the interactive dialogue between image and text.