Concealment and Compassion
Dementia care is usually marginalized in remote asylums, informal networks, or grim nursing homes. Why can’t entire buildings and whole cities be designed as caring environments writ large?
The remaking of New Delhi’s Central Vista provokes troubling questions about colonialism and nationalism, and about the already fraught relationship between architecture and power.
In the ’60s, Archigram used the term “zoom” to describe the excitement of being modern. Now it’s a digital platform that exemplifies a deregulated capitalism built upon public infrastructure.
The Crumple and the Scrape
What bodies, and which desires, do you build into your designs or your criticism?
The Butterfly Dream
In this famous parable, Zhuangzi asks, What is the nature of reality? Are we the dreamers, or are we being dreamed?
You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life
Half a century ago Charles Moore was a rising architect and Ivy League academic. He was also the first in the field to look seriously at Disneyland — and he liked what he saw.