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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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By: Sara Zewde 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… Continue reading