Yesterday I walked through the city looking only at the pavement and photographing all the manhole covers that dot the pavement all through Prague. One of my design strategies is to facilitate coincidence and just by chance I ended up participating in an intervention by Maarten van Otterdijk who created a tour of selfie spots through the entire city. He allows the viewer to experience ‘backstage’ Prague. His tour made me think about the practice of taking selfies all the time. Before I ended up at his seventh selfie spot, I happened to see the Lebanese entry for the PQ. Their entry was of such overwhelming simplicity that it really touched me. It’s a book called mute movements. The book shows all kinds of performances by very young students. One of them states: “In a time when self-representation-and images in general- have become such a banal occurrence, with self-portraits shifting into ‘selfies’, I find it fascinating to inspect how one wants to be seen. It seems that this new vocabulary resounds more with impulsivity and instantaneous circulation….” So even in the backstage city photographs of Maarten you still put yourself center stage. To comment on this I decided to use the selfiespot as a halo and not put it on Facebook.