Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:47:04 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 "Shade" Long-Listed for the Victor K. McElheny Award https://placesjournal.org/news/shade-long-listed-for-the-victor-k-mcelheny-award/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:11:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=63070 Sam Bloch’s article on shade in Los Angeles reached the last 16 for the award for outstanding local and regional journalism in science, public health, technology, and the environment. Sam Bloch’s article on shade in Los Angeles reached the last 16 for the award for outstanding local and regional journalism in science, public health, technology, and the environment.

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The Crumple and the Scrape https://placesjournal.org/article/the-crumple-and-the-scrape/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:59:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=62409 What bodies, and which desires, do you build into your designs or your criticism? What bodies, and which desires, do you build into your designs or your criticism?

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Frank Gehry, Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney, 2014.

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Arcus/Places Prize Lecture: Lucas Crawford https://placesjournal.org/news/arcus-places-prize-lecture-lucas-crawford/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:55:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=62211 Lucas Crawford will present “The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Archi-Textures in the Mode of Queer Gender,” at UC Berkeley on March 4. Lucas Crawford will present “The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Archi-Textures in the Mode of Queer Gender,” at UC Berkeley on March 4.

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Lucas Crawford

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Designing for the Elements https://placesjournal.org/article/designing-for-the-elements/ Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:19:50 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=62044 An artist and a writer talk about the slippery relations among art, architecture, and language; the powers of chance, gravity, and weather; and the seductions of the model and the mock-up. An artist and a writer talk about the slippery relations among art, architecture, and language; the powers of chance, gravity, and weather; and the seductions of the model and the mock-up.

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Art by Katrín Sigurdardóttir.

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Post-It Note City https://placesjournal.org/article/post-it-note-city/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:15:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=61550 A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to “participate” in civic design. A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to “participate” in civic design.

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Happy Furniture in the Eames Era https://placesjournal.org/article/happy-furniture/ Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:46:44 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=61299 What does the filmmaking of Charles and Ray Eames tell us about happiness in postwar America — and in our own age of informatic abundance? What does the filmmaking of Charles and Ray Eames tell us about happiness in postwar America — and in our own age of informatic abundance?

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Cornell University Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/cornell-university-joins-places/ Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:06:20 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=59587 Cornell University has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. Cornell University has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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Milstein Hall, Cornell University

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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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