Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:35:51 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Almost Home https://placesjournal.org/article/almost-home-in-the-multiplayer-survival-game/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:06:41 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=60652 The compelling part of the multiplayer survival game Fallout 76 was exploring a fantasy version of hardscrabble West Virginia, a digital recreation of places where the author grew up. The compelling part of the multiplayer survival game Fallout 76 was exploring a fantasy version of hardscrabble West Virginia, a digital recreation of places where the author grew up.

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Image from Fallout 76 game.

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Princeton University Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/princeton-university-joins-places/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:53:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=59584 Princeton University has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. Princeton University has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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Princeton University School of Architecture

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A Situation: A Tree in Palestine https://placesjournal.org/article/a-situation-a-tree-in-palestine/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:33:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=60526 A story about reckoning with a public secret that doesn’t want to be kept anymore. A story about reckoning with a public secret that doesn’t want to be kept anymore.

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Places Journal: 10 by 10 https://placesjournal.org/article/places-journal-10-by-10/ Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:49:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=60552 Ten themes, with ten articles for each, to mark the end of the decade and celebrate our tenth anniversary online. Ten themes, with ten articles for each, to mark the end of the decade and celebrate our tenth anniversary online.

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“The Splendor of Our Public and Common Life” https://placesjournal.org/article/edward-bellamy-urban-planning/ Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:56:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=60293 Edward Bellamy’s utopian novels influenced a generation of urban planners and designers. They are worth reading today, as designers consider their political commitments. Edward Bellamy’s utopian novels influenced a generation of urban planners and designers. They are worth reading today, as designers consider their political commitments.

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University of Arkansas Hosts Places Board and Lecture https://placesjournal.org/news/places-board-meeting-and-lecture-at-the-university-of-arkansas/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 22:12:56 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=59853 On November 15-17, Places board members gathered at the University of Arkansas for the 2019 board meeting and the inaugural Places Journal lecture in public scholarship in architecture, landscape and urbanism. On November 15-17, Places board members gathered at the University of Arkansas for the 2019 board meeting and the inaugural Places Journal lecture in public scholarship in architecture, landscape and urbanism.

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David Goldblatt and the Indeterminate Landscape https://placesjournal.org/article/david-goldblatt-and-the-indeterminate-landscape-south-africa/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:56:16 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=59687 The South African David Goldblatt spent seven decades photographing the still-unfinished project of building equitable cities, towns, and infrastructures in his nation — and beyond. The South African David Goldblatt spent seven decades photographing the still-unfinished project of building equitable cities, towns, and infrastructures in his nation — and beyond.

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Announcing the Inaugural Oregon | Places Prize Winner https://placesjournal.org/news/oregon-places-prize-winner/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:10:26 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=59591 Sara Jensen Carr has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Oregon | Places Prize. Sara Jensen Carr has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Oregon | Places Prize.

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The Middle of Everywhere https://placesjournal.org/article/the-flint-hills-middle-of-everywhere/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:13:10 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=59235 In the Flint Hills of Kansas there are cattle ranches and art galleries, old barns and new architecture, ghost towns and growing cities. And there is the last stand of tallgrass prairie in America. In the Flint Hills of Kansas there are cattle ranches and art galleries, old barns and new architecture, ghost towns and growing cities. And there is the last stand of tallgrass prairie in America.

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The Paradox of Security https://placesjournal.org/article/the-paradox-of-security/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:01:58 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=58951 Ecological security is a relatively new theme in design practice, and a resonant one. But we shouldn’t embrace the concept without considering the consequences. Ecological security is a relatively new theme in design practice, and a resonant one. But we shouldn’t embrace the concept without considering the consequences.

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Fugitive Libraries https://placesjournal.org/article/fugitive-libraries/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:11:29 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=58910 In what ways do libraries act as ‘instruments of social control,’ and how could they be made into instruments of restoration, reparation, or transformation? In what ways do libraries act as ‘instruments of social control,’ and how could they be made into instruments of restoration, reparation, or transformation?

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The Bartlett Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/the-bartlett-joins-places/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:16:15 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=58703 The Bartlett has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. The Bartlett has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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The Bartlett

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