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WEEKLY EMAIL: JUNE 27, 2012


The Housing Question

FEATURED THIS WEEK : REINHOLD MARTIN, RAPHAEL SPERRY, AMIT C. PRICE PATEL, LIZ OGBU & TOM ANGOTTI

The Housing Question

Earlier this year Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream opened at MoMA in New York. The exhibition quickly became controversial, with some decrying it as elitist and paternalistic, others defending it as powerful and ambitious. Here Reinhold Martin, co-organizer of Foreclosed, and Raphael Sperry and Amit Price Patel, of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, continue the debate — in a virtual roundtable — along with IDEO.org fellow Liz Ogbu and urban planner Tom Angotti of Hunter College.
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NAOMI STEAD

A New Belle-Lettrism and the Future of Criticism

How will the accelerating transition from print to digital publishing affect the practice of architecture criticism? Naomi Stead surveys the scene and is optimistic about the possibilities. "Despite predictions of the death of criticism, it seems to me that a radical rethinking of critical practice might be prompted by the potentials of writing for online media — and that this rethinking might result in a new belle-lettrism.
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IAN BALDWIN

Rolling to a Stop

Blacktop lots, congested streets, CO2 pollution — for a century now the city has been struggling to accommodate the automobile and its nonnegotiable needs for space and speed. Ian Baldwin reviews the recent literature on parking and automobility, including ReThinking a Lot and Reinventing the Automobile, and argues that most of our current strategies work better for cars than cities.
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HENK WILDSCHUT & AARON ROTHMAN

Shelter

In the middle of the last decade, photographer Henk Wildschut began to document a "crisis hidden in plain sight" — the extensive networks of transient camps set up all across Europe —from Calais and Dunkirk to Malta and southern Spain — by undocumented workers from Africa and Asia, especially Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Nigeria. As Aaron Rothman notes, Wildschut is here exploring how to portray humanitarian crises — "how to show not only suffering but also dignity and resilience."
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2007

The Lost Public Art of Gordon Matta-Clark

Gordon Matta-Clark infiltrated the worlds of art and architecture, revealing deep complacencies in each.
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The University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture is the first faculty in Canada to offer four post-graduate, built-environment professional degree programs: Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design. All of these are based on a comprehensive non-professional Environmental Design undergraduate program that results in a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree. The Faculty of Architecture also offers a Ph.D. Program. The Ph.D. in Design and Planning in the Faculty of Architecture focuses on research in the following areas: Planning and Design Theory; Sustainable Planning and Design; Planning and Design Education; Planning and Design Practice; and Design and Planning Technologies. Through its focus upon design excellence, teaching and research, the faculty demonstrates its commitment to improving the quality of the built environment and associated ecological, economic, physical and social well-being of the global community.

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