Places Wire https://placesjournal.org/places-wire News and commentary from around the web, selected by Places editors. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:04:55 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.6 How do we change America? Tue, 16 Jun 2020 04:33:24 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65820 We cannot insist on “real change” in the United States by continuing to use the same methods, arguments, and failed political strategies that have brought us to this moment.

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How do we change America?
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Watch: A Conversation on Post-Pandemic Cities Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:54:21 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65815 UCL Bartlett dean and Places board member Christoph Linder joins University of Edinburgh professors Suzanne Ewing and Richard J. Williams to discuss the history and future of urban architecture in the light of the virus.

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Watch: A Conversation on Post-Pandemic Cities
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Designing Justice + Designing Spaces on “Unbuilding Racism” Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:08:31 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65812 The nonprofit, led by led by current Berkeley-Rupp professor Deanna Van Buren, presents a three point plan that focuses on dismantling and reimagining how justice is carried out in the United States.

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Designing Justice + Designing Spaces on “Unbuilding Racism”
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SCI-Arc’s 2020 Digital Spring Show Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:03:02 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65809 The Places partner school’s move to an online gala in response to COVID-19 offers a model for a digital future.

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SCI-Arc’s 2020 Digital Spring Show
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Architecture Deans Reflect on COVID-19’s Impact on End of the Year Activities Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:59:42 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65807 Tulane’s Iñaki Alday, Kent State’s Ivan Bernal, CCNY’s Lesley Lokko, University of Washington’s Bryan McLaren, Harvard GSD’s Rahul Mehrotra, Kean University’s David Mohney, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Stephen Philips, University of Detroit’s Dan Pitera, Princeton’s Monica Ponce de Leon, UCLA’s Heather Roberge, Portland State’s Jeff Schnabel, and Wash U’s Heather Woofter report on how their schools adapted to the new normal for thesis reviews, graduation, and more.

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Architecture Deans Reflect on COVID-19’s Impact on End of the Year Activities
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The Sickness in Our Food Supply Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:52:25 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65804 COVID-19 is laying bare vulnerabilities and inequities in the American food system that have for too long gone unnoticed, from the weak links in the supply chain to the dangers of an industrially produced diet.

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The Sickness in Our Food Supply
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Architecture School Leaders Speak Out Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:48:57 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65800 Harvard GSD’s Sarah Whiting, Cooper Union’s Nader Tehrani, the ACSA, and Places‘ partner school deans Hernán Díaz Alonso of SCI-Arc, Monica Ponce de Leon of Princeton, Iñaki Alday of Tulane, Milton S. F. Curry of USC, and Meejin Yoon of Cornell respond to systemic inequalities in the United States.

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Architecture School Leaders Speak Out
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Mapping the Changing Shape of the United States Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:42:16 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65797 Cartographers are racing to calculate the heights of structures, landmarks, valleys, hills and just about everything else in response to changes in average sea level.

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Mapping the Changing Shape of the United States
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Five Essential Books for Designing Equitable Cities Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:34:43 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65794 NOMA’s Kimberly Dowdell, 400 Forward’s Tiffany D. Brown, USC dean and Places board member Milton S.F. Curry, and Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design recommend resources for defining the future of anti-racist cities.

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Five Essential Books for Designing Equitable Cities
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Applications are Open for the David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:22:30 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65790 The deadline for consideration for this year’s for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of architectural history is July 31.

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Applications are Open for the David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award
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Online Exhibition: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception Thu, 28 May 2020 22:43:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65462 Because they seem to show the world how it “really is,” maps produce a powerful sense of trust and belief. But maps and data visualizations can never communicate a truth with no perspective at all.

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Online Exhibition: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception
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Pandemic Urbanism Virtual Symposium at UW Thu, 28 May 2020 22:41:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65460 The one-day event on May 29 will explore how COVID-19 has impacted city life and the implications of the pandemic for urban form, mobility, sociability, and politics.

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Pandemic Urbanism Virtual Symposium at UW
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Online Summer Programming from Daniels Faculty Thu, 28 May 2020 22:31:19 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65454 The Summer Academy offers two design camps for kids and the Summer Bootcamp offers high school students and university undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about architecture and design.

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Online Summer Programming from Daniels Faculty
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The demise of local news is a pandemic emergency Thu, 28 May 2020 19:53:12 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65450 We are living a story that is global and yet intensely local. Yet without dedicated reporting, it is often our immediate neighborhoods about which we know the least.

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The demise of local news is a pandemic emergency
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Photos: Socializing in a Pandemic, Protected by Plastic Thu, 28 May 2020 19:21:59 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65447 As countries and local governments begin cautious steps toward reopening the parts of society that have been shut down by the coronavirus outbreak, various types of barriers are going up in places where people interact regularly.

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Photos: Socializing in a Pandemic, Protected by Plastic
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Robert Wright selected as interim dean at Toronto Thu, 28 May 2020 19:16:54 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65444 The landscape architect and former dean of the University’s Faculty of Forestry will lead the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design when current dean Richard Sommer steps down on June 30.

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Robert Wright selected as interim dean at Toronto
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Brasília at Sixty Thu, 28 May 2020 19:05:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65441 Today, the city designed to be Brazil’s capital looks as otherworldly as it did when it was first built, but its shortcomings are more apparent than ever. (Also see “Brasília and the Populist Frontier,” in Places.)

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Brasília at Sixty
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A Conversation with Mia Lehrer Wed, 27 May 2020 18:10:17 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65373 The founder of Studio MLA talks about her work, from designing with resilience in mind to the role of women in architecture. (For more on Lehrer’s work on the L.A. River, see “Willful Waters,” in Places.)

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A Conversation with Mia Lehrer
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Why Are There So Few Great Accessible Buildings? Wed, 27 May 2020 17:59:52 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65369 When we hear the term “ADA compliant,” we hardly think of great architecture. To find the best examples of accessible architecture, we need to seek out disabled people themselves—as architects, project planners, and occupants of buildings.

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Why Are There So Few Great Accessible Buildings?
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Coronavirus is not fuel for urbanist fantasies Wed, 27 May 2020 17:52:33 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65366 Too many urban advocates are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to accelerate their pre-pandemic agendas — agendas which ignore the issues that made COVID-19 more catastrophic than it should have been.

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Coronavirus is not fuel for urbanist fantasies
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The Housing Vultures Wed, 27 May 2020 17:47:38 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65361 Aaron Glantz’s new book, Homewreckers, shows how middle-class homeownership was systematically turned into immiseration and corporate profits, facilitated at every stage by the federal government, in the Great Recession.

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The Housing Vultures
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Cities, After the Shutdown Wed, 27 May 2020 17:42:48 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65358 If the past 120 years of urban history are any indication, much of what we are hearing about the future of cities after the pandemic will turn out to be irrelevant or wrong.

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Cities, After the Shutdown
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Webinar 6/3: On the Post-Pandemic Public Wed, 27 May 2020 17:34:52 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65356 Places editor Nancy Levinson will join Brian McGrath, Anya Sirota, David Brown, Georgeen Theodore, and Sharon Haar to discuss the future of urban space.

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Webinar 6/3: On the Post-Pandemic Public
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Architecture Research Office Awarded AIA Architecture Firm Award Sat, 23 May 2020 00:06:55 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65229 The New York City-based firm, founded in 1993 by Kim Yao, AIA, Stephen Cassell, FAIA, and Adam Yarinksy, FAIA, was recognized for its boundary-pushing cultural projects as well as its planning and fabrication work.

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Architecture Research Office Awarded AIA Architecture Firm Award
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David Baker Architects Receives AIA California Firm Award Sat, 23 May 2020 00:04:23 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65225 The San Francisco-based firm was recognized for the impact-driven design philosophy it embodies through its focus on sustainability, community, and urbanism.

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Listening to City Noise During Coronavirus Fri, 22 May 2020 23:48:27 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65222 Microphones on once-busy street corners and public parks have recorded the sound of the pandemic. (Also see “Urban Auscultation; or, Perceiving the Action of the Heart,” in Places.)

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Listening to City Noise During Coronavirus
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Cities Without Cars Fri, 22 May 2020 23:44:13 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65219 As cities rush to adjust to what some are calling the “al fresco streets movement,” its significance of in the history of urban planning in the United States is being lost.

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Cities Without Cars
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Bringing Landscape Architecture to High School Students Tue, 19 May 2020 22:08:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65123 Organizations around the country are linking low-income communities with university resources, including architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

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Bringing Landscape Architecture to High School Students
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The Atlantic Wall Tue, 19 May 2020 21:48:09 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65120 In Bunker Archaeology, first published in 1975 and now translated into English, Paul Virilio explores the defense system built along French shores during WWII to forestall an Allied landing. (Also see “The Last Stand,” in Places.)

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The Atlantic Wall
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Watch: Mabel O. Wilson at SAH 2020 Online Tue, 19 May 2020 21:03:22 +0000 https://placesjournal.org/?post_type=wire&p=65114 The 2020 Eduard F. Sekler Talk, “Home of the Oppressed”: Democracy, Slavery and American Civic Architecture,” is available for free.

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Watch: Mabel O. Wilson at SAH 2020 Online
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