Reading List

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Tilda Blomqvist

University of Westminster, London, UK

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    How to Map Nothing

    Places Journal

    Many pandemic maps depict the macro-scale forces that produced the “Great Pause.” What’s harder to show is all the something enabling that nothing, the pulsing activity powering the pause.

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    Viral Cities

    Places Journal

    How can cities prepare for a viral pandemic? An architect traces the links between urban design and public health, from the plagues of medieval Europe to the H1N1 outbreak.

  • Online

    Mind the Map

    Places Journal

    London recently updated its iconic map of the Underground and removed the River Thames. Big mistake.

  • Online

    The Future That Is Now

    Places Journal

    A leading academic reviews architecture education in North America during the past two decades of rapid social and technological change.

  • Online

    The Velvet Coffin

    Places Journal

    At this moment in national and world history, an empty cemetery felt correct as public space.

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    Burning Man and the Metropolis

    Places Journal

    How did a beach party in San Francisco mushroom into a week-long bacchanal — and temporary city — in the Nevada desert?

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    Mythologies of Placemaking

    Places Journal

    Designers and planners talk about “sense of place,” but this murky buzzword often serves to rally support for redevelopment projects that ignore deep patterns of local culture.

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    Portfolio: Uneasy Spaces

    Places Journal

    A New York City photographer focuses on what she calls “landscape of security.”

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    The Anti-Cairo

    Places Journal

    Egypt’s military regime is building a new capital city in the desert, where the “People’s Piazza” will be a pale shadow of Tahrir Square.

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    Urbanized

    Places Journal

    Ranging from Mumbai to Bogotá, from DIY design to Rem Koolhaas, a new documentary on cities is as kaleidoscopic as its subject.

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    Five Ways to Change the World

    Places Journal

    An idiosyncratic and partial guide to activism through architecture.

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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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