"The moment for something to happen"
On Places, Belmont Freeman reviews The Making of an Avant-Garde
, Diana Agrest's new documentary on the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, from its 1970s heyday to its brilliant legacy.
Who's Your Data?
On Places, Carl Skelton argues that the public needs new tools of citizenship to participate fully in the digital cities of the near future.
Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary
On Places, landscape architect Jill Desimini explores a range of cartographic practices, from a medieval map of the British Isles to contemporary data visualization.
Why Architects Need Feminism
On Places, Despina Stratigakos makes the case for the next wave of feminism in architecture — and for a more sustainable and inclusive professional culture.
Design’s Invisible Century
On Places, Tom Fisher explores the emerging "invisible century" of design — it's time, he argues, for designers to grapple not just with physical objects but also with the underlying processes that influence our buildings and landscapes.
Shaking Hands with a Sloth
On Places, Adelheid Fischer examines the links between biomimicry and design education, and argues that "the very act of looking to nature is conducive to creativity."
UPSTATE: Design, Research, Real Estate
On Places, a profile of UPSTATE, the urban design center at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, including an interview with directors Julia Czerniak and Joe Sisko and a slideshow of projects.
The Future That Is Now
On Places, Stan Allen assesses architecture education in North America during the past two decades of rapid and profound technological and social change.
01.19.12: Ila Berman & Mona El Khafif
Design, Research, Impact: URBANlab at CCA
On Places, a profile of URBANlab at the California College of the Arts, including an interview with Ila Berman and Mona El Khafif and a slideshow of projects.
Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design
On Places, Will Holman recounts his experience at Arcosanti, Rural Studio and YouthBuild — and describes the challenge of making a career in public-interest architecture.
What I Learned from Architect Barbie
Why can't architects wear pink? On Places, Despina Stratigakos describes the feminist politics that inspired Architect Barbie.
Thomas J. Campanella
Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning
On Places, Thomas Campanella evaluates the complex legacy Jane Jacobs, including the ongoing marginalization of the urban planning profession.
This Is Flint, Michigan
On Places, Wes Janz probes the ongoing decline of Flint, Michigan, and wonders about the role of the architect in a city where there's more demolition than design.
Center for Urban Pedagogy
The Good, the Bad, and the Empty
On Places, watch The Good, the Bad, and the Empty
, the latest video from the Brooklyn-based Center for Urban Pedagogy, which explores the community politics of vacant lots.
Paper Architecture, Emerging Urbanism
On Places, Tim Love explores the latest generation of paper architecture being created by under-employed designers — and argues that the current recession offers a real chance to align progressive theory with urban practice.
Center for Urban Pedagogy
Bodega Down Bronx
Why is it easier to get fresh produce in Park Slope than in the South Bronx? Places presents Bodega Down Bronx
, a video from the Center for Urban Pedagogy, that examines where and why New York's bodegas get their food.
Between Mission Statement and Parametric Model
Boston-based architect and educator Tim Love argues that architectural education is in crisis, a result of the increasing tension between digitally driven formal experimentation and new mandates for social responsibility.