Places Journal https://placesjournal.org Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:46:09 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 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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The Twilight of Autopia https://placesjournal.org/article/the-twilight-of-autopia/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:13:15 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=58393 The energy crisis of the 1970s destabilized American society and seemed to foretell the end of our auto-centric culture and oil-dependent politics. Back then we ignored the warnings. The energy crisis of the 1970s destabilized American society and seemed to foretell the end of our auto-centric culture and oil-dependent politics. Back then we ignored the warnings.

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Places Author Event on the L.A. River https://placesjournal.org/news/places-author-event-on-the-la-river/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:06:13 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=58837 On Thursday 3 October, Places authors Vittoria Di Palma and Alex Robinson led a panel discussion on the future of the L.A. River, inspired by their article, “Willful Waters.” On Thursday 3 October, Places authors Vittoria Di Palma and Alex Robinson led a panel discussion on the future of the L.A. River, inspired by their article, “Willful Waters.”

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Brasília and the Populist Frontier https://placesjournal.org/article/brasilia-and-the-populist-frontier/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:26:29 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=58588 In the late 1950s, the construction of Brazil’s new capital city was documented by government photographers who mythologized a new national identity. In the late 1950s, the construction of Brazil’s new capital city was documented by government photographers who mythologized a new national identity.

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Photos of the construction of Brasilia, from Revista Brasilia

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Ten Years Online https://placesjournal.org/news/ten-years-online/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:12:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=58420 This season Places is marking a happy milestone: our tenth anniversary as an online journal. This season Places is marking a happy milestone: our tenth anniversary as an online journal.

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Three Lavas https://placesjournal.org/article/three-lavas/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:20:20 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=58337 A survey of three lava fields that have catalyzed creative interventions: in Hawaiʻi, Iceland, and Mexico City. A survey of three lava fields that have catalyzed creative interventions: in Hawaiʻi, Iceland, and Mexico City.

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Churches and States https://placesjournal.org/article/notre-dame-churches-and-states/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:55:17 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57861 The rebuilding of Notre Dame is provoking controversy, both political and architectural. The 19th-century reconstruction of San Paolo fuori le mura offers remarkably suggestive parallels that might inform the current debates. The rebuilding of Notre Dame is provoking controversy, both political and architectural. The 19th-century reconstruction of San Paolo fuori le mura offers remarkably suggestive parallels that might inform the current debates.

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Dwelling as Resistance https://placesjournal.org/article/dwelling-as-resistance/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:20:00 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57806 Resistance against the expansion of Heathrow Airport has been led largely by an off-grid, eco-utopian community. Against the odds, it has used the art of dwelling to genuinely radical effects. Resistance against the expansion of Heathrow Airport has been led largely by an off-grid, eco-utopian community. Against the odds, it has used the art of dwelling to genuinely radical effects.

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Places Awarded Graham Foundation Grant https://placesjournal.org/news/places-awarded-graham-grant-for-reservoirs-project/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:33:17 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=news&p=57948 Places Journal has received a grant from the Graham Foundation to support a major new project on the reservoirs of Upstate New York. Places Journal has received a grant from the Graham Foundation to support a major new project on the reservoirs of Upstate New York.

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Villages displaced by dam construction; postcards from the personal collection of Luc Sante.

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Disaster for the People, Bonanza for the State https://placesjournal.org/article/disaster-for-the-people-bonanza-for-the-state/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:59:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57735 The Riforma Fondiaria in postwar Italy was supposed to give landless peasants modern farms. An artist, an archeologist, and a historian set out to discover what the abandoned homesteads look like now. The Riforma Fondiaria in postwar Italy was supposed to give landless peasants modern farms. An artist, an archeologist, and a historian set out to discover what the abandoned homesteads look like now.

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Brexit in the Garden https://placesjournal.org/article/brexit-in-the-garden/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:33:32 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57421 We impose taxonomic lines as if they’re embedded in the soil, but they’re nothing a plant would recognize. What is diversity but a defiance of the impulse to categorize? We impose taxonomic lines as if they’re embedded in the soil, but they’re nothing a plant would recognize. What is diversity but a defiance of the impulse to categorize?

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When the Ground Gives Way https://placesjournal.org/article/when-the-ground-gives-way-bayou-corne-sinkhole/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:28:36 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=article&p=57320 Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster. Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster.

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Mementos beneath tree near Bayou Corne

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