Reading List

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Paige BeBout

University

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    Nicetown

    Places Journal

    For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal projects.

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    The Accidental Planners

    Places Journal

    The Berlin activists who staged a protest at a vacant government building didn’t imagine they’d end up leading a €140 million redevelopment project.

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    Gordon Matta-Clark and the Politics of Shared Space

    Places Journal

    An artist in the era of urban renewal thinks through what it might mean to fully collaborate with local communities.

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    Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness

    Places Journal

    In a series of institutional masterworks, Marcel Breuer sought to reconcile vernacular tradition with contemporary expression and an acceptance of the complexity of modern life.

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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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    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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    Rural Visions: Grace Farms and Rural Studio

    Places Journal

    Grace Farms and Rural Studio would seem to be perfect architectural embodiments of the extreme inequality of wealth that afflicts the world today. But it’s not so simple.

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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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    The Emergence of Container Urbanism

    Places Journal

    The repurposed shipping container, now a fixture of urban architecture, is part of a movement that can be traced back to Archigram and the Metabolists in the 1960s.

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