Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:54:29 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Full Fathom Five https://placesjournal.org/article/full-fathom-five/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:22:42 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=51442 As the Brexit deadline looms, the disused airfields of the Second World War can be seen not simply as relics of a patriotic war but as warnings of the dangers of hubris and isolationism. As the Brexit deadline looms, the disused airfields of the Second World War can be seen not simply as relics of a patriotic war but as warnings of the dangers of hubris and isolationism.

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Memorandum on the Plan for Jerusalem https://placesjournal.org/article/lewis-mumford-on-the-plan-for-jerusalem/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:42:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=51011 Decades ago Lewis Mumford argued passionately that Jerusalem should become a world city, both de-politicized and de-nationalized. His argument remains powerful and problematic. Decades ago Lewis Mumford argued passionately that Jerusalem should become a world city, both de-politicized and de-nationalized. His argument remains powerful and problematic.

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"Dreaming True" https://placesjournal.org/article/martha-brookes-hutcheson-and-feminist-ecology/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:08:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=51105 For nearly half a century, the pioneering landscape architect Martha Brookes Hutcheson used her own farm to empower women and to build an ecological design theory through action. For nearly half a century, the pioneering landscape architect Martha Brookes Hutcheson used her own farm to empower women and to build an ecological design theory through action.

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Maintenance and Care https://placesjournal.org/article/maintenance-and-care/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:26:47 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=51050 A working guide to the repair of rust, dust, cracks, and corrupted code in our cities, our homes, and our social relations. A working guide to the repair of rust, dust, cracks, and corrupted code in our cities, our homes, and our social relations.

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Concrete Utopia https://placesjournal.org/article/concrete-utopia-architecture-in-yugoslavia/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:11:10 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=50588 The republic of Yugoslavia lasted barely half a century. A new exhibition and book reveal an extraordinary architectural legacy that until now has been neglected by mainstream historians. The republic of Yugoslavia lasted barely half a century. A new exhibition and book reveal an extraordinary architectural legacy that until now has been neglected by mainstream historians.

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The (Still) Dreary Deadlock of Public Housing https://placesjournal.org/article/catherine-bauer-and-the-need-for-public-housing/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:33:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=50257 Decades ago Catherine Bauer argued passionately that governments must ensure that all citizens are well housed — a call to action more vital than ever as our shelter crisis deepens. Decades ago Catherine Bauer argued passionately that governments must ensure that all citizens are well housed — a call to action more vital than ever as our shelter crisis deepens.

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Sentinel https://placesjournal.org/article/sentinel-the-statue-of-liberty/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:24:58 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=49147 From the moment of its dedication, the Statue of Liberty has been an enigmatic monument, a powerful symbol of the tensions between national independence and universal human rights. From the moment of its dedication, the Statue of Liberty has been an enigmatic monument, a powerful symbol of the tensions between national independence and universal human rights.

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Chicago Inside Out https://placesjournal.org/article/chicago-inside-out/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:35:10 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=50366 Forget the flashiness of city politics. Cook County has quietly become one of the best places in the nation for thinking creatively about the role of government in people’s lives. Forget the flashiness of city politics. Cook County has quietly become one of the best places in the nation for thinking creatively about the role of government in people’s lives.

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Oslo School of Architecture and Design Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/oslo-school-of-architecture-and-design-joins-places-as-an-academic-partner/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:38:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=50220 AHO has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. AHO has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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Unbuilding Gender https://placesjournal.org/article/unbuilding-gender/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:23:50 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=49658 What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark. What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark.

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All Eyes on the Border https://placesjournal.org/article/all-eyes-on-the-border/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:30:18 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=49768 Materialized in steel and concrete, patrolled and “performed” by state apparatuses and sensing technologies, the border is charged by the politics of recognition. Materialized in steel and concrete, patrolled and “performed” by state apparatuses and sensing technologies, the border is charged by the politics of recognition.

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What You Don’t See https://placesjournal.org/article/the-supply-chain-of-architecture/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:33:39 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=48927 Follow the supply chains of architecture and you’ll find not just product manufacturers but also environmental polluters and secretive networks of political influence. Follow the supply chains of architecture and you’ll find not just product manufacturers but also environmental polluters and secretive networks of political influence.

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