Category Archive: Zakcq Lockrem (author)

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

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

Lessons from the City of Lakes: Thoughts on Gender Imbalance in Cycling

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This article is part of a series on alternative transportation and culture and is being cross-posted at the Asakura Robinson blog, where the author of this entry is employed. I recently stumbled across… Continue reading

Inception: The City of Dreams

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This article is part of a series on representations of the city in film in 2010. Even before Inception was released, a number of architecture blogs, including one of my favorites, BLDG BLOG,… Continue reading

Marketing Urban Identity

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“When it comes to luxury, it’s as much about where it’s from, as who it’s for.” As I was thinking through the number of films and tv shows that have highlighted urban issues… Continue reading

The City in Film in 2010

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For several years now, I’ve written a top 10 list of films on my other blog. This started out pretty unstructured, with just whatever films I happened to watch, and then developed into… Continue reading