Finalizing material for issue 1.1, and working on 1.2!
I stumbled across Ed Fairburn's amazing map portrait art. He uses maps from all over the world to create these beautiful illustrations.
"Illustration graduate whose work is mostly figurative. I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines. The work I produce is largely self-directed, allowing me to explore a wealth of ideas and concepts which need to be realized."
On Sunday I took a couple of hours to explore the fairly new Jerusalem light rail. It opened in late 2011 and when I was last here in 2009 it was still under construction. I'm staying near Damascus Gate, and there is a station right across the road. There is only one line so far (more are planned) which runs from Mount Herzl in the west to Heil Ha'Avir (Air Force Street) in the north east.
The Press very gratefully acknowledges The Ohio State University Libraries for funding and overseeing the digitization of these titles.
Titles currently available on-line are [only Urban/City titles listed below]:
|Aaron, Daniel||Cincinnati: Queen City of the West, 1819–1838|
|Beja, Morris and David Norris, eds.||Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays|
|Blackford, Mansel G.||The Lost Dream: Businessmen and City Planning on the Pacific Coast, 1890–1920|
|Bright, Michael||Cities Built to Music: Aesthetic Theories of the Victorian Gothic Revival|
"The phenomenological approach to space and the lived body reveals the two to be inseparable." - Félix Guattari, "Space and Corporeity"
For French thinker and activist Félix Guattari (1930-1992), the built environment and the body are components of the self that exist parallel to one another. Buildings form who we are just as we constitute constructed space. Change to one will elicit an alteration in the other.
The San Francisco Parklet Manual is a comprehensive overview of the goals, policies, process, procedures and guidelines for creating a parklet in San Francisco. The Manual also serves as a resource for those outside of San Francisco working to establish parklet programs in their own cities.
Applicants and designers in San Francisco are strongly encouraged to read the Parklet Manual in its entirety when they are first thinking about proposing a parklet, and to refer to it often throughout the process.
Stuart Elden's blog (Progressive Geographies) features a description of Judith Butler's forthcoming book Dispossession. The book apparently continues in the direction of Butler's Arendtian reflections on protest in public space (cf. "Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street"), and on demonstrations as "passages, when the legitimacy of a regime is called into question, but when no new regime has yet come to take its place." Also note that Derek Gregory recently posted some relevant videos on his blog, here.
Following recent posts on Manchester and Salford here's a link to a new Cultural Studies paper on 'The Urbis Building as Looking Glass' by Steve Hanson and Mark Rainey (subs. required). It uses the Urbis building in Manchester as a device for discussing wider social, cultural and economic changes taking place at a local and national level in the UK since the early 2000s.
The theoretical problems that underpin both the critical discourse and the literary production in the era of German realism can be very surprising for an audience schooled on the Victorian novel. When I first encountered German realism myself, it seemed to me to be not realism at all. How can literature be "realistic" while at the same time be committed to a process of transfiguration (