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Thomas-Bernard Kenniff

UQAM School of Design

TBK reading list


  • Online

    Landscape Migration

    Places Journal

    We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.

  • Online

    A City Is Not a Computer

    Places Journal

    This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.

  • 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

    Cloud and Field

    Places Journal

    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?

  • Online

    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.”

  • Online

    Within and Without Architecture

    Places Journal

    The imaginative possibilities of miniature things lie not in their being shrunken versions of a larger thing. The world of the miniature opens to reveal a secret life.

  • Online

    The Invention of Wessex

    Places Journal

    Rem Koolhaas, the Smithsons, Venturi and Scott Brown … and Thomas Hardy? The famed 19th-century author was also a radical architect.

  • Online

    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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