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Why a Museum of the Future now, in Mexico

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This is a guest post from Kate Balug, an artist and producer of cultural urban projects. Her current research includes an examination of critical imagination as a tool to redefine urban paradigms, intervention… Continue reading

Intercultural Planning and Cultural Competency

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This is a guest post by Ian Adelman, a graduate student in urban planning at Tufts University. On April 6th I participated in the “Skill Building for the Intercultural Planner: A Cultural Competency… Continue reading

Portlandia, The Wire and Treme: The City on TV

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Back when David Simon, creator of The Wire, announced that his second urban HBO show would be called Treme and set in post-Katrina New Orleans, I joked that, in order for him to… Continue reading

Lees Circle. A proposal for New Orleans

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Last month, I participated in a group show at the Antenna Gallery in New Orleans entitled monu_MENTAL, which sought to revise and revive one’s experience of local monuments.  Many a New Orleans monument… Continue reading

Event: Skill Building for the Intercultural Planner: A Cultural Competency Workshop for Planning and Policy Students

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Friday, April 6th 9:30 am – 3:00 pm location: room 114, Sackler Building, Tufts University, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston 02111 (1 block from Orange Line Tufts Medical Center stop) We welcome city planning… Continue reading

LabCamp II Recap: St. Louis

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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. This post is about LabCamp, a gathering of urban planners and… Continue reading

Call for Papers: Design Ethnography : Ethnographic Design

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American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 14-18, 2012 Organizers: Maria Lucia Vidart (Rice University) and Zakcq Lockrem (Social Agency Lab) Discussant: Keith Murphy (University of California-Irvine) In recent years, anthropologists… Continue reading

The Psychogeography of the iPhone

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A year ago January, I started what I intended to be a year-long art project during which I would record my paths through the city each day. My plan was to take the… Continue reading

Planning and Ethnography: what looking out my window says about our methods

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My partner and I often joke that our respective interests have gotten closer and closer over time, to the point that we have begun to wonder when they will simply merge. She is… Continue reading