Reading List

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Emma Rees

University of Chester UK

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    Brexit in the Garden

    Places Journal

    We impose taxonomic lines as if they’re embedded in the soil, but they’re nothing a plant would recognize. What is diversity but a defiance of the impulse to categorize?

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    Remembering Emmett Till

    Places Journal

    The ruins of a grocery store and the nostalgic restoration of a gas station reveal the enduring racism beneath the surface of historical markers.

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    Unbuilding Gender

    Places Journal

    What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark.

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    Into the Uncanny Valley

    Places Journal

    It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.

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    The Ugly Pet

    Places Journal

    Sustainability should be revolutionary to architectural form. But it hasn’t been, at least not yet.

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    Impossible City: New Orleans

    Places Journal

    Sometimes you see a picture and you can tell that something’s missing, but you don’t know what it is.

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    14 to 1: Post-Katrina Architecture by the Numbers

    Places Journal

    The focus on Make It Right might suggest that contemporary residential architecture is typical of post-Katrina New Orleans. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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    Las Vegas, Reviewed

    Places Journal

    A new book probes the improbable success of a city so deeply embedded in the American imagination that it’s too important to fail.

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    Above Lake Las Vegas

    Places Journal

    Aerial photographs of the bankrupt luxury developments on an artificial riviera 20 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.

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