Reading List

List Author

Emma Hwang

University of Toronto

Articles of Interest


  • Online

    Liquid Cities

    Places Journal

    In Japanese architecture and science fiction from the 1960s through the 1990s, we can trace an enduring question: “how to make substantial architecture when substantial things are losing their meaning.”

  • Online

    Concrete Utopia

    Places Journal

    The republic of Yugoslavia lasted barely half a century. A new exhibition reveals an architectural legacy that until now has been neglected.

  • Online

    Post-It Note City

    Places Journal

    A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to “participate” in civic design.

  • Online

    Untimely Futures

    Places Journal

    In Oakland, California, when it comes to Black homelessness and dispossession, dystopia is already here.

  • Online

    Kiruna, Forever Changing

    Places Journal

    The forced relocation of the northernmost city in Sweden is more than a gigantic architectural project. It is also a test for a society at the crossroads.

  • Online

    Rexford Tugwell and the Case for Big Urbanism

    Places Journal

    New York City’s first planning commissioner lost a bigger battle against Robert Moses than the fight Jane Jacobs won.

  • Online

    About That Noguchi Coffee Table

    Places Journal

    Rarely do you see the word “hilarious” in the same sentence as the word “architecture.” But happily, humor in architectural and design criticism is thriving.

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