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Decentralization

2019

Decentralization

2019



Decentralize?

 


Decentralization was made in June 2019 mainly using Paalu’s photos of zoological skeletons and metropolitan constructions in Chicago and St. Louis.

The composition is ideated with inspiration from the oeuvre of Lars Tvede, who frequently mentions decentralization in his books and voices the idea on various online platforms.

 

The definition of decentralization in Lars Tvede’s estimation, is the allocation of authority and resources to the common citizen instead of a centralized administration.

He declares, decentralization in a civilizational perspective, to be the number one cause for the exponential growth of creative output in western societies; and centralization to be the counteragent of that.

 

In his argument, he refers to the fall of the Roman, Ottoman, and Alexandrian empires, where the natural reaction to the break up of the centralized administrations was spontaneous creativity amongst its former citizens.
The spontaneous creativity could be defined with the unique technologies, institutions and business models generated in the period after imperial tenure, which laid foundation to the colonial empires with the enormous lead in technological advancement.


He argues that creativity is generated by competition, not only in commerce but also in small governments, where the competition lies in attracting citizens to live and pay their taxes within a state’s borders.

The power here, lies with the individual, where the relocation to a place with more desirable conditions is more attainable — and with that power, states are stimulated to compete by having attractive conditions for its citizens.


Lars Tvede’s idea of decentralization is unrelated to the composition and the motive of the artwork — it is rather the visualization of the word ‘decentralization’ that has been at play.

Paalu recognized two tendencies in his art — one, where the center of his canvas frequently magnetized the composition; and two, his tendency to use several vibrant colors.

He thought the limitation of colors and decentralization could invite opportunity for growth — in other words, trying something new.

Decentralization was made in June 2019 mainly using Paalu’s photos of zoological skeletons and metropolitan constructions in Chicago and St. Louis.

The composition is ideated with inspiration from the oeuvre of Lars Tvede, who frequently mentions decentralization in his books and voices the idea on various online platforms.

 

The definition of decentralization in Lars Tvede’s estimation, is the allocation of authority and resources to the common citizen instead of a centralized administration.

He declares, decentralization in a civilizational perspective, to be the number one cause for the exponential growth of creative output in western societies; and centralization to be the counteragent of that.

 

In his argument, he refers to the fall of the Roman, Ottoman, and Alexandrian empires, where the natural reaction to the break up of the centralized administrations was spontaneous creativity amongst its former citizens.
The spontaneous creativity could be defined with the unique technologies, institutions and business models generated in the period after imperial tenure, which laid foundation to the colonial empires with the enormous lead in technological advancement.


He argues that creativity is generated by competition, not only in commerce but also in small governments, where the competition lies in attracting citizens to live and pay their taxes within a state’s borders.

The power here, lies with the individual, where the relocation to a place with more desirable conditions is more attainable — and with that power, states are stimulated to compete by having attractive conditions for its citizens.


Lars Tvede’s idea of decentralization is unrelated to the composition and the motive of the artwork — it is rather the visualization of the word ‘decentralization’ that has been at play.

Paalu recognized two tendencies in his art — one, where the center of his canvas frequently magnetized the composition; and two, his tendency to use several vibrant colors.

He thought the limitation of colors and decentralization could invite opportunity for growth — in other words, trying something new.

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