Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:27:22 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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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University of Johannesburg Joins Places https://placesjournal.org/news/university-of-johannesburg-joins-places-as-an-academic-partner/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:23:18 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=48926 The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners. The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg has become a member of Places’ international network of academic partners.

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At the Flip of a Switch https://placesjournal.org/article/at-the-flip-of-a-switch/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:39:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=47492 Small and easy to overlook, the light switch is a highly charged interface between individuals and systems — an everyday connection to huge stores of energy and vast infrastructural networks. Small and easy to overlook, the light switch is a highly charged interface between individuals and systems — an everyday connection to huge stores of energy and vast infrastructural networks.

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2018 Arcus/Places Prize Lecture: Jack Halberstam https://placesjournal.org/news/2018-arcus-places-prize-lecture/ Sat, 08 Sep 2018 00:13:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=49487 Jack Halberstam will present “Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark,” at UC Berkeley on October 3. Jack Halberstam will present “Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark,” at UC Berkeley on October 3.

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The Price of Regeneration https://placesjournal.org/article/the-price-of-regeneration-in-london/ Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:03:48 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=49049 Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance. Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance.

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Signal Noise https://placesjournal.org/article/signal-noise/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:46:50 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=49169 Photographing nature through acts of erasure, obliteration, amplification, and reversal. Photographing nature through acts of erasure, obliteration, amplification, and reversal.

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The Shape of Space https://placesjournal.org/article/the-shape-of-space/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:39:03 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=48746 What the orbital space habitats designed for NASA in 1975 can teach us about living in new geometries. What the orbital space habitats designed for NASA in 1975 can teach us about living in new geometries.

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Minecraft and Me https://placesjournal.org/article/minecraft-and-me/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:07:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=48516 As the landscapes found within computer games have become more elaborate, they have become more important, and so has the time we spend within them. As the landscapes found within computer games have become more elaborate, they have become more important, and so has the time we spend within them.

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