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Lydia Thompson

Bennington College

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    Notes Toward a History of Agrarian Urbanism

    Places Journal

    Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and Andrea Branzi anticipated today’s interest in urban farming.

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    City Ground

    Places Journal

    The making of geological strata — the very ground beneath feet — is an essential component of the mass shift of humankind to urban living.

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    Experimental Preservation

    Places Journal

    Experimental preservationists are challenging old assumptions about cultural heritage, spotlighting objects once considered ugly or unsavory, long excluded from official narratives.

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    Hippie Modernism

    Places Journal

    In the late 1960s, Bay Area design activists sought to blend the aspirations of progressive architecture with new environmental imperatives — a goal that’s more relevant than ever.

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    Designing Indian Country

    Places Journal

    Suppose Native America is not over, that there is no “after colonialism.” How do we create public spaces that enable true contact between cultures?

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    The Interventionist’s Toolkit: 2

    Places Journal

    DIY urbanists are making ingenious use of print media to spur urban activism — and sometimes revolution.

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    The Big Data of Ice, Rocks, Soils, and Sediments

    Places Journal

    Inside the material archives of climate science, which get wilder and dirtier the deeper you go.

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    Curious Methods

    Places Journal

    On the mud flat of the Great Salt Lake, two landscape researchers follow Gregory Bateson and Bruno Munari in search of a mode of practice that “probes” but does not “prove.”

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