Hello there.

If you are new here, welcome. But if you are a return visitor, who knew this space from another time and place, this note is for you.

It is hard to believe, but this space has been around for 12 years. During that time, it changed often. It was always a blog, but also a place to document and experiment, so the furniture was rearranged often. It has also been neglected at times, and things got a little wild around the edges—now a lot of old links are broken and some images are lost. That kind of guts me because even though I don’t think anything is permanently gone, I think a restoration would be really time consuming and I’m not sure if it would be accurate. I’d like to attempt it someday, but not now.

I guess I’m writing this because I’ve been thinking a lot about the Field Office and about Berlin circa 2008, about my work and what I want, what I’ve created and left behind, and what my next moves might be.

As much as this place has been a place to document, it has more importantly been a place to try things on for size, rearrange things and see what they look like in a different configuration. But maybe its most important gift was the people I met through it even if it was never in person.

That’s where you come in. It’s happened to me more than once that I come across a remnant of a blog I used to read but had forgotten about and I’ll go back to visit it. Sometimes the url is gone, sometimes it’s there but long neglected. I like to imagine that this is how you found yourself here. If that is you, say hello if you like! I’d love to hear from you. Otherwise I can’t promise anything certain here but I’m around at least behind the scenes and posting just a little more often at @fieldoffice and @rebeccasilus.

Thanks for the visit and take care,
Rebecca, July 2021

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