was a project architect in the Paris office of Jean Nouvel before founding her own practice, Architecture Agency, which focuses on collaborations with visual and performing artists. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Arizona.
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On Places, an interview with New York City Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, who reflects on the urban design record of the Bloomberg years, the post-Sandy recovery effort, and the rise of the 21st-century city-state.
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Occupy: The Day After
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores how Occupy Wall Street might challenge the structural inequities of finance capitalism, and how architects and urbanists can contribute to the next phase of the movement
Occupy: What Architecture Can Do
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Above Grade: On the High Line
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The Art of Advocacy: The Museum as Design Laboratory
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Gita Lenz: New York Views
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Hallowed Ground, Worldly City: Ground Zero and the Struggle for Lower Manhattan
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The Water Underground
On Places, watch The Water Underground
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