KAM Reading List
A Nation of Walls
An artist-activist catalogues the physical remnants and political legacies of “segregation walls,” unassuming bits of racist infrastructure that hide in plain sight in American neighborhoods.
Manchester: History of the Present
The city that was the global epicenter of the Industrial Revolution is now being remade by globalized post-industrial capital. This is one of the great spectacles of contemporary Britain.
“The Splendor of Our Public and Common Life”
Edward Bellamy’s utopian novels influenced a generation of urban planners and designers. They are worth reading today, as designers consider their political commitments.
A City Is Not a Computer
This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.
The Multilevel Metropolis
Urban skyways have radically altered the form and spatial logic of cities around the world, from Minneapolis to Calgary to Hong Kong.