Michel de Certeau

Michel de Certeau, the heroic lies in the unnoticed… a gentle scholar, wonderful generalist (as opposed to a specialist) and a Jesuit priest.  His book, The Practice of Everyday Life, has influenced my work as an artist and teacher in innumerable ways. My favourite quote: “Sly as a fox and twice as quick: there are countless ways of making do.” De Certeau understood the power of the tactician over the strategist. Thanks for revealing the potential of subtle acts of resistance in daily life.