Call for Submissions: History and future of high-rise buildings

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From the New York Times:

This summer, the New York Times opinion department will present a special interactive project about high-rise buildings within its Op-Docs series. It will be centered on four short documentaries directed by the filmmaker Katerina Cizek and produced by the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with The Times.

The project explores the history and future of high-rise buildings and their relationship to issues of equity, segregation and social responsibility in cities around the world. While the first three documentaries will draw on The Times’s extensive photography archive, the fourth film in the project will consist solely of images submitted by the public.

We’re inviting you to contribute a photograph that illustrates your experience of living in or around high-rise buildings.

By “high-rise” we mean any kind of vertical housing, including mass housing complexes, with many floors. Your photo could be a shot – a scanned…

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‘At Home I’m A Tourist’ Collection by Selim Varol @ Contemporary Art Center of Malaga (Spain)

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Get excited if you’re in Spain at the moment as Turkish-born German collector Selim Varol has taken his impressive collection to the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga. Traveling from Dusseldorf (covered) to Malaga, At Home I’m A Tourist is a massive exhibition of over 15,000 works highlighting many of the artists featured on AM regularly including Banksy, KAWS, ZEVS, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, FUTURA, JR, Josh Keyes, and Faile to name just a few. If you’re fortunate enough to be in Spain in the next few months be sure to stop by as this show which will be on view until June 16th.

Images courtesy of Nils Müller

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A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse | David Graeber | The Baffler

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What is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society. Nowadays, we live in an age when, if rebel armies do come sweeping into a city, or mass uprisings overthrow a dictator, it’s unlikely to have any such implications; when profound social transformation does occur—as with, say, the rise of feminism—it’s likely to take an entirely different form. It’s not that revolutionary dreams aren’t out there. But contemporary revolutionaries rarely think they can bring them into being by some modern-day equivalent of storming the Bastille.

A quarter of the American population is now engaged in “guard labor”—defending property…

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Urban Agriculture in Caracas

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Green space in and around San Agustín. Source: Metro Cable San Agustín
San Agustín, a parish in Caracas, Venezuela, is known for open plots of land where the hillside is too steep for habitation. A group of activists led by artist Natalya Critchleyand Rogue Architecture has been working there with school children on urban development projects. Based on a study of local terrain, they’ve started building garden plots for fresh produce to help reduce the burden of an extremely high cost of living.
Gardening as a school program. Source: Natalya Critchley and Rogue Architecture

Using repurposed pipes from a broken McDonald’s jungle gym, the group recently built a small allotment next to an elementary school in San Agustín. Colorful plastic tubes became planters and composting containers filled with biodegradable waste from around the playground. The project included urban agriculture workshops aimed at developing the skills needed to…

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Urban Agriculture in Caracas

archithoughts


Green space in and around San Agustín. Source: Metro Cable San Agustín
San Agustín, a parish in Caracas, Venezuela, is known for open plots of land where the hillside is too steep for habitation. A group of activists led by artist Natalya Critchleyand Rogue Architecture has been working there with school children on urban development projects. Based on a study of local terrain, they’ve started building garden plots for fresh produce to help reduce the burden of an extremely high cost of living.
Gardening as a school program. Source: Natalya Critchley and Rogue Architecture

Using repurposed pipes from a broken McDonald’s jungle gym, the group recently built a small allotment next to an elementary school in San Agustín. Colorful plastic tubes became planters and composting containers filled with biodegradable waste from around the playground. The project included urban agriculture workshops aimed at developing the skills needed to…

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