Sérgio Santos

Founder and developer at Bloco.
Technician at Rádio Baixa. Host of Posto.
Member of Coimbr'a Pedal.

Personal Blogs

My Internet life started when blogs were at their peak. Now not so much. But I never stop enjoying following personal blogs, or maintaining mine. I still check my RSS feed reader every day.

To spread the word, here’s the list of friends I follow:

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I had my first experience organizing an art exhibition. I invited, together with Coimbr'a Pedal, the artist Xavier Almeida to exhibit on a bike repair shop in downtown Coimbra. It’s part of the convergent event of Coimbra’s Art Bienal.

The full description:

An exhibition focusing on one of the objects of study of the artist Xavier Almeida; the use of the bicycle as a socio-political enabler and transformer.

Not as a “romanticisation” of the bicycle, but as an exercise in implosive revolutionary symbolism in the organisation of cities, as well as its capacity for “decapitalisation” and anti-hygienisation of bodies and urban space.
The exhibition is spread across various media, such as comics, video, sound and installation.

Xavier Almeida (Ovar, Portugal, 1980) lives and works in Lisbon. Transdisciplinary artist, focusing on installation, painting, comics, publishing, sound, performance and social architecture.

Founder of the Estrela Decadente collective, with which he mainly produces fanzines, concerts and actions. Xavier Almeida’s work is linked to the underground and counter-culture side of cities, collaboration with spaces of resistance and an anti-form aesthetic as capitalist and classist dissolution.

Tags: coimbra, art, comics, bicycle

It begins with a simple, profound realisation — to quit capitalism, we have to liberate ourselves from its entrenched mindset, beyond economic reform; it demands a fundamental shift in how we perceive success, value community, and envision our role in the future of humanity.

How to quit capitalism by Joan Westenberg

Tags: anarchy, quote

These were my thoughts about how cities affect your lifestyle for today. They change you. It takes a while for the lifestyle changes to occur. It didn’t take Yerevan too long to do it and essentially kill a lot of good habits I had from my hometown. However, I’m happy to share that it seems the Netherlands is swiftly acting to undo the damage, reverse the course, and reintroduce the positive lifestyle aspects I once enjoyed, much like they did with the bikes.

Reclaiming Urban Spaces: The Critical Link Between City Design and Lifestyle by fperson

Tags: urbanism, quote

This messaging app I built for, and with, my family, it won’t change unless we want it to change. There will be no sudden redesign, no flood of ads, no pivot to chase a userbase inscrutable to us. It might go away at some point, but that will be our decision. What is this feeling? Independence? Security? Sovereignty?
Is it simply … the feeling of being home?

An app can be a home-cooked meal by Robin Sloan

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