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#FEELINGS4REAL

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This post is the first in a series by guest author, Carter Weeks Maddox.  Carter Weeks Maddox teaches English composition at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he recently completed a graduate degree in literature.… Continue reading

June Jordan and a Black Feminist Poetics of Architecture // Site 2: The Intersection

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This entry is by guest author Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Phd.  Alexis is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist space cadet time-traveler and an inspired embodiment of love. She is the founder of… Continue reading

Who We’re Listening To…Caesar McDowell and the Intelligent, Equitable City

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Not too long ago, at a forum sponsored by the National Building Museum, the Rockefeller Foundation, and IBM on “Intelligent Cities,” Caesar McDowell delivered a presentation touching on three projected trends of future global… Continue reading

June Jordan and a Black Feminist Poetics of Architecture // Site 1

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This entry is the first by guest author Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Phd.  Alexis is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist space cadet time-traveler and an inspired embodiment of love. She is the… Continue reading

Plurale Tantum: A Look Back to Let The Conversations Continue!

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A little over a year ago we opened this space on the Internet to start a conversation. We decided to call it Plurale Tantum, which translates literally from Latin to mean, Plural Only.… Continue reading

kNOLA your history! The African Influences of New Orleans Architecture and Urbanism.

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While much has been made about New Orleans’ unique architecture and urbanism, questions about architectural authenticity and the role of preservation continue to be re-hashed in the context of post-Katrina redevelopment, with concerns… Continue reading

Reading and Constructing Spatial Narratives Part 2

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This is an entry by guest author Christina Calabrese, an urban planner and designer from Brooklyn, NY. This is the second in a series of articles based on her graduate thesis, Reading and… Continue reading

Introducing Social Agency Lab… Labcamp 1

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This is an entry by guest author Alexandra Miller, an urban planner living in New Orleans. You can follower her on twitter.   On August 4th-7th, 2011, six collaborators, including all of Plurale… Continue reading

Queer Planning Literature: The Short List

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A few weeks ago, a friend asked me for a list of articles on “queer planning” to integrate into his artwork.  I slapped something together and thought it worth sharing here.  This isn’t… Continue reading

Reading and Constructing Spatial Narratives Part 1

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This is an entry by guest author Christina Calabrese, an urban planner and designer from Brooklyn, NY. This is the first in a series of articles based on her graduate thesis, Reading and… Continue reading

Learning from Carrington

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This is an entry by guest author Marcel LaFlamme, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, who is currently conducting fieldwork in North Dakota. Those of us who care… Continue reading

So… what IS Plurale Tantum? Reflecting on the theory behind the blog.

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Recently, the resident authors of Plurale Tantum were asked to participate in the Congress of New Urbanism’s NextGen Symposium, on the topic of “Cultural Urbanism.” Upon hearing this, someone emailed me saying, “Hey!… Continue reading