Category Archives: public space
Food is the fundamental social ordering of utopia. Carol Steel gives an interesting talk about how food shaped the physical structure of cities, and what happened when we gained autonomy from food… We live in \”sitopia\” – \”food place\” – … Continue reading
the beginning… http://xclinic.ning.com/ with Natalie Jeremijenko (disclaimer: disorganized diving deliberations) I. First off, humans are animals. It seems crucial to begin with this simple, obvious, and so often forgotten fact. The frame through which to peer. II. Doing some initial … Continue reading
From Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities Architectural and planning literature deals with privacy in terms of windows, overlooks, sight lines. The idea is that if no one from outside can peek into where you live … Continue reading
Via Bruce Sterling Simulacrum. For centuries we have been drawing maps not only to describe reality, but also to know it. (make it your own! diy!). With augmentation, we can go ahead and overlay (bury?) the reality we find. Who … Continue reading
The city of Leonia, from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino …the joy of expelling, discarding, cleansing itself of a recurrent impurity…
Outside harvard\’s GSD. I like that it doesn\’t use glue. Or maybe it does? Didn\’t have the heart to test it out.
\”Galaxies Forming along Filaments, Like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider\’s Web\” by Tomas Saraceno at 2009 Venice Bienalle via http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/07/the_2009_venice_biennale.html Climbing again.
a climbing public is an engaged public? from the South Bank and Tate Modern, in London last fall
questioning the power of a critial future fiction. for sure this is in no way the first realization of Orwell\’s 1984 as Andrew Sullivan writes This Is What Fascism Looks Like This is extremely disturbing – and you know I … Continue reading
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretending order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and be served. (15) – … Continue reading