In the 1920s Otto Nuerath, with the design assistance of Gerd Arntz, developed a system of global graphics called Isotypes, a visual language that would allow all peoples to recognize and negotiate space no matter their language of origin. Post WWI, in an increasingly “global,” and seemingly on the move towards humanist, Europe this sort of concept seemed more than appropriate.

I can’t help but wonder, what would a version, both conceptual and well as philosophical, of Nuerath and Arntz’s designs look like were they developed strictly for neighborhood purposes, as well as for discrete moments, and not simply all time? Could a Graphic User Interface work block by block, as a means for neighborhood conversation and recognition?