Reading List

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Andreh Marouti

Politecnico di Milano

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    An Account of Human Costs

    Places Journal

    For upstaters, the reservoirs providing water to New York City represent at best an imposition and at worst an imperial pillage of the landscape.

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    An Enduring Source of Drinking Water

    Places Journal

    By the turn of the 20th century, the inadequacy of New York City’s water-provision systems was evident. A more radical solution was needed.

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    An Air of Permanent Mourning

    Places Journal

    The polarization between city and country is an old story, but now it is entrenched in the upstate New York communities that were sacrificed to provide water to the downstate metropolis.

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    “As if they had always been there”

    Places Journal

    After the family homesteads have been seized, the villages disassembled, and the valleys drowned — decades after the reservoirs have all been built — what do the landscapes look like?

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    Post-Castro

    Places Journal

    Six decades after the revolution, Cubans envision a new society that blends the equities of socialism with the energies of capitalism. The challenges are daunting.

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    Towards a Cultural History of Plexiglass

    Places Journal

    Plexiglass dividers aim to keep us safe amidst a viral pandemic. But there is no perfect seal.

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    Writing Through Prison Storms

    Places Journal

    Writing happens in a place and is of that place. What happens when that place is San Quentin in the time of coronavirus?

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    The Trouble with Consumption

    Places Journal

    The contradictions between capitalist needs and ecological imperatives are impossible to ignore. How might the tenets of alternative hedonism foster new mandates for radical political change?

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    “The Splendor of Our Public and Common Life”

    Places Journal

    Edward Bellamy’s utopian novels influenced a generation of urban planners and designers. They are worth reading today, as designers consider their political commitments.

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