Author: Benjamin Davis

About Benjamin Davis

Born and raised in Minnesota, Ben Davis is a PhD student in philosophy at Emory University, where he studies American philosophy and the mystic and activist Simone Weil. Beyond the academy, he's interested in poetry's generative metaphors, how space informs relations, and sharing really good espresso.

Minneapolis Skyways Offer an Escape from Reality

“Since the first skyway opened in 1962,” Kim Ode writes in her piece on the expansion of the Minneapolis Skyway System, “the elevated passages have signified escape, whether from traffic noise, stoplights or the weather.” Yet there is another kind of escapism at play here: an escape from the demands of empathy, social responsibility, and […]