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Mira Idris

Birzeit University, Palestine

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    What I Learned from Architect Barbie

    Places Journal

    Why can’t architects wear pink? An activist historian explores the feminist politics that inspired the new career of the famous doll.

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    The (Still) Dreary Deadlock of Public Housing

    Places Journal

    Decades ago Catherine Bauer argued passionately that governments must ensure that all citizens are well housed — a call to action more vital than ever as our shelter crisis deepens.

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    Fundamental #13

    Places Journal

    How should we understand architects’ complicity in the global real estate system? How should we understand the Venice Biennale, as curated by Rem Koolhaas?

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    Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching: 1

    Places Journal

    The first installment of a narrative survey focusing on the massive move to emergency online instruction.

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    UPSTATE: Design, Research, Real Estate

    Places Journal

    A profile of an urban design center at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, including an interview with the directors and a slideshow of projects.

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    Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching: 2

    Places Journal

    The second installment of a narrative survey focusing on the massive move to emergency online instruction.

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    You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life

    Places Journal

    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.

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    "Housing Is Everybody's Problem"

    Places Journal

    Largely forgotten today, Morris Milgram was a pioneer of multiracial suburban housing. His legacy in the fight for fair housing in America deserves to be remembered.

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