The making of geological strata — the very ground beneath feet — is an essential component of the mass shift of humankind to urban living.
Lina Bo Bardi and the Architecture of Everyday Culture
Key moments in the career of the under-appreciated Italian-Brazilian modernist, with a slideshow of significant projects.
Cloud and Field
On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?
“We shall deal here with humble things”
It may be the smallest room in the house, but the humble bathroom is where our daily domestic lives connect with large-scale infrastructures of water, waste, and sanitation.
Metadata as history? The team behind Archipedia grapples with the critical challenges of digital scholarship.
Forgetting Machine: Notes Toward a History of Detroit
Whatever happens next will be without precedent because the context of city no longer applies in this place where history has finally run out.