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Failed Architecture: The Day That Architects Stopped Reading Newspapers

  Fantastic article by Jan Loerakker at Failed Architecture on the role of architectural metaphors in the media. as well as ‘Architects Talking Architecture‘.    

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Failed Architecture: The Day That Architects Stopped Reading Newspapers

  Fantastic article by Jan Loerakker at Failed Architecture on the role of architectural metaphors in the media. as well as ‘Architects Talking Architecture‘.    

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Architect-Politicians I

^ The cell room in each 4 Phases of Agema’s prison model. Images by Jonas Staal.     ‘Closed Architecture’ is the 2004 Master’s degree thesis in Interior Design of right-wing Dutch politician Fleur Agema. Based on her sketches, concepts

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Architect-Politicians I

^ The cell room in each 4 Phases of Agema’s prison model. Images by Jonas Staal.     ‘Closed Architecture’ is the 2004 Master’s degree thesis in Interior Design of right-wing Dutch politician Fleur Agema. Based on her sketches, concepts

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Forcing Domesticity

  ^ Margaret Thatcher in the kitchen at 10 Downing Street. Above: ca. 1979. Below: 1989       Yesterday there were two fantastic articles on The Guardian about Thatcher. One about death etiquette with public (not private) figures and another

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Forcing Domesticity

  ^ Margaret Thatcher in the kitchen at 10 Downing Street. Above: ca. 1979. Below: 1989       Yesterday there were two fantastic articles on The Guardian about Thatcher. One about death etiquette with public (not private) figures and another

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the musical geography of the camp

^ A digital rendering of the ‘musical geography’ of Auschwitz Camp II (Birkenau). The red circles indicate where the ‘forced music’ played by guards could be heard, while the blue circles illustrate how the ‘voluntary music’ of the inmates spread throughout

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the musical geography of the camp

^ A digital rendering of the ‘musical geography’ of Auschwitz Camp II (Birkenau). The red circles indicate where the ‘forced music’ played by guards could be heard, while the blue circles illustrate how the ‘voluntary music’ of the inmates spread throughout

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really, how big?

The physical size of an event can be easily grasped if related to one’s neighbourhood. Dimensions, as for the authors of How big really is a new way to communicate history, by overlapping the total size or extent of an event

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really, how big?

The physical size of an event can be easily grasped if related to one’s neighbourhood. Dimensions, as for the authors of How big really is a new way to communicate history, by overlapping the total size or extent of an event

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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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Turbo Sculpture

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

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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The Purple Shall Govern

During Anti-Apartheid riots in Cape Town, South Africa 1989, water mixed with colour dye was shot at the protesters; from then on, the Purple Rain would be associated with a whole strategy to fight urban rioters. This weapon initiated a

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The Purple Shall Govern

During Anti-Apartheid riots in Cape Town, South Africa 1989, water mixed with colour dye was shot at the protesters; from then on, the Purple Rain would be associated with a whole strategy to fight urban rioters. This weapon initiated a

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Pyongyang in the shadow

The irony of Pyongyang_A Journey in North Korea already starts with the title of this graphic novel, based on author Guy Delisle’s stay in Pyongyang. Working as a cartoonist supervisor for a French animation company outsourcing their most tedious drawing

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Pyongyang in the shadow

The irony of Pyongyang_A Journey in North Korea already starts with the title of this graphic novel, based on author Guy Delisle’s stay in Pyongyang. Working as a cartoonist supervisor for a French animation company outsourcing their most tedious drawing

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armament clusters

Germany is progressively disarming, but the world needs more and more weapons. And armament production keeps on going. According to SIPRI, Germany is the third weapons exporter in the world, after the USA and Russia. Since a few decades, the

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armament clusters

Germany is progressively disarming, but the world needs more and more weapons. And armament production keeps on going. According to SIPRI, Germany is the third weapons exporter in the world, after the USA and Russia. Since a few decades, the

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new street news

It is always inspiring to discuss daily news with fellows. Chinese communism-inherited neighbourhoods know it because of imposed collective street newspapers. No waste of paper for individually read issues. In a current era of progressive disappearance of printed press, some

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new street news

It is always inspiring to discuss daily news with fellows. Chinese communism-inherited neighbourhoods know it because of imposed collective street newspapers. No waste of paper for individually read issues. In a current era of progressive disappearance of printed press, some

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yellow pressure

I’m scared. I hadn’t notice how many advertising surfaces surround us, until Berlin advertising company itself reminded me yesterday by means of a billboard. On it, one can see all the possibilities that the underground or above ground public space

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yellow pressure

I’m scared. I hadn’t notice how many advertising surfaces surround us, until Berlin advertising company itself reminded me yesterday by means of a billboard. On it, one can see all the possibilities that the underground or above ground public space

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ad flood

Poetically, Lord Byron suggested that the bridge where prisoners should take their last glance at the outside world before execution could be renamed as the Bridge of Sighs. However, its dense stone-lattices in its two windows almost prevented them from

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ad flood

Poetically, Lord Byron suggested that the bridge where prisoners should take their last glance at the outside world before execution could be renamed as the Bridge of Sighs. However, its dense stone-lattices in its two windows almost prevented them from

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shanzhai trompe-l’oeil

In Ancient China, Shanzhai was a term designating warlord holdouts that were outside government control. But today shanzhai refers to any knock-off product outside government regulations, something hilariously unprofessional, home-made, on the fringe of intellectual property rights. This is generating

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shanzhai trompe-l’oeil

In Ancient China, Shanzhai was a term designating warlord holdouts that were outside government control. But today shanzhai refers to any knock-off product outside government regulations, something hilariously unprofessional, home-made, on the fringe of intellectual property rights. This is generating

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sovereign furniture

After reading in Pruned about Ikea’s labyrinth condition and its visualization of pedestrian models, the company’s eagerness to Conquering becomes clearer. Buyers’ minds are intentionally remote-controlled to certain corners of the shopping-space. The Swedish giant already governs the field of

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sovereign furniture

After reading in Pruned about Ikea’s labyrinth condition and its visualization of pedestrian models, the company’s eagerness to Conquering becomes clearer. Buyers’ minds are intentionally remote-controlled to certain corners of the shopping-space. The Swedish giant already governs the field of

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