post-crisis

Turbo Sculpture

  Turbo Sculpture, 2010 by Aleksandra Domanovic. Video Essay 18:29 min via We Find Wildness

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Turbo Sculpture

  Turbo Sculpture, 2010 by Aleksandra Domanovic. Video Essay 18:29 min via We Find Wildness

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Unfinished Modernisations_Between Utopia & Pragmatism

Architecture and Urban Planning in Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States    <Unfinished Modernisations is a collaborative, long-term research platform on architecture and urban planning.  […] The project is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the production of built environment

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Unfinished Modernisations_Between Utopia & Pragmatism

Architecture and Urban Planning in Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States    <Unfinished Modernisations is a collaborative, long-term research platform on architecture and urban planning.  […] The project is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the production of built environment

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Waste Not

^ Waste Not (wu jin qu yong), by Song Dong. Installation at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, until 12 June 2012. All images by deconcrete2012.     <Comprising over 10,000 items collected by Song Dong’s mother over five decades –

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Waste Not

^ Waste Not (wu jin qu yong), by Song Dong. Installation at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, until 12 June 2012. All images by deconcrete2012.     <Comprising over 10,000 items collected by Song Dong’s mother over five decades –

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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quixotic ghost airports

Spain has 52 provinces and 48 airports. Several capital towns got one during the golden 2000’s. 37 are loss-making infrastructures. My hometown is no exception. Its flying terminal, which looks as big as the long-distance bus station, has five similar

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quixotic ghost airports

Spain has 52 provinces and 48 airports. Several capital towns got one during the golden 2000’s. 37 are loss-making infrastructures. My hometown is no exception. Its flying terminal, which looks as big as the long-distance bus station, has five similar

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Stop Evictions flash mobs

Yesterday, and for the 8th time, around 50 activists managed to stop another eviction for loan non-payment since 15-May Spanish protests began. Only in Madrid, 2,532 families were evicted during the first quarter 2011. The victims of the mortgage crisis

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Stop Evictions flash mobs

Yesterday, and for the 8th time, around 50 activists managed to stop another eviction for loan non-payment since 15-May Spanish protests began. Only in Madrid, 2,532 families were evicted during the first quarter 2011. The victims of the mortgage crisis

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interrupted Dubai

Not only has the global financial crisis paralysed the never-ending construction in Dubai, but the city also had to face the uprisings of irregular migrants. In 2007, construction workers’ riots and strikes managed to bring the city to a standstill,

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interrupted Dubai

Not only has the global financial crisis paralysed the never-ending construction in Dubai, but the city also had to face the uprisings of irregular migrants. In 2007, construction workers’ riots and strikes managed to bring the city to a standstill,

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hyperrealistic fiction

African-Caribbean community in South London was a step behind on living standards and crime rate compared to the rest of the city some thirty years ago. Police over-controlling the area led to a general uprising in April 1981 known as

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hyperrealistic fiction

African-Caribbean community in South London was a step behind on living standards and crime rate compared to the rest of the city some thirty years ago. Police over-controlling the area led to a general uprising in April 1981 known as

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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Marina d’Or: Speculative Landscapes

Marina d’Or is a strip of urban development at the Spanish Mediterranean coast, wishing to become Las Vegas and failing to emulate Dubai. This Holiday City had initially planned 3 golf courses, a casino, 40,000 apartments and an indoor ski

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Marina d’Or: Speculative Landscapes

Marina d’Or is a strip of urban development at the Spanish Mediterranean coast, wishing to become Las Vegas and failing to emulate Dubai. This Holiday City had initially planned 3 golf courses, a casino, 40,000 apartments and an indoor ski

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A Road Trip Through Madrid’s Bubble Challenge

[by Luis Galán García & Daniel Fernández Pascual. 2010] Building a housing block does not necessarily generate a so-called city. And it does not bring economic profits anymore. After a decade of unprecedented real estate development, Madrid starts to deal

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A Road Trip Through Madrid’s Bubble Challenge

[by Luis Galán García & Daniel Fernández Pascual. 2010] Building a housing block does not necessarily generate a so-called city. And it does not bring economic profits anymore. After a decade of unprecedented real estate development, Madrid starts to deal

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turmoil

Popcorn is the latest tool to simulate oil spills. As carried out by Brazilian Petrobras Oil Company last Thursday, hundreds of kilos of them were thrown away into the main affluent river of the Amazon, the Black River. Contained by

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turmoil

Popcorn is the latest tool to simulate oil spills. As carried out by Brazilian Petrobras Oil Company last Thursday, hundreds of kilos of them were thrown away into the main affluent river of the Amazon, the Black River. Contained by

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inchvestors

LOVELAND Micro-Real Estate is an initiative in Detroit to reactivate this shrinking city through international urban catalysts: the inch-vestors. By selling squared inches of property for $1 each, they create microhoods functioning as visitable park and garden spaces spread around

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inchvestors

LOVELAND Micro-Real Estate is an initiative in Detroit to reactivate this shrinking city through international urban catalysts: the inch-vestors. By selling squared inches of property for $1 each, they create microhoods functioning as visitable park and garden spaces spread around

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moving (to) the suburbs

After Detroit’s incredibly booming population in the 1930s, the city started to shrink three decades later with street rioters and decadence of the automobile industry. Nowadays, its downtown struggles to reinvent itself and activate a vast no-man’s landscape, as eerie

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moving (to) the suburbs

After Detroit’s incredibly booming population in the 1930s, the city started to shrink three decades later with street rioters and decadence of the automobile industry. Nowadays, its downtown struggles to reinvent itself and activate a vast no-man’s landscape, as eerie

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city of empty cities

Spanish cities had been revaluing real estate properties, and the city itself, by inventing general headquarters of anything in the suburbs. This has been the end of branches spread all around the city, in order to be joint in one

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city of empty cities

Spanish cities had been revaluing real estate properties, and the city itself, by inventing general headquarters of anything in the suburbs. This has been the end of branches spread all around the city, in order to be joint in one

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