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* Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 8 July 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman: “..pockets of hope..still endure in works of public architecture built in and around the city, many linked to the rapid bus lines and the bike lanes. Ultimately Bogotá is a reminder that the economic and social lives of neighborhoods and whole cities rise and fall depending on access to public transit, public parks, public spaces..”

Slide show accompanying the article, here.

See our other posts on articles by Michael Kimmelman:

image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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* Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 20 May 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia: “..For some time now, if you asked architects and urban planners for proof of the power of public architecture and public space to remake the fortunes of a city, they’d point here..Twenty-odd years ago, this was Pablo Escobar’s town, with an annual homicide rate that peaked at 381 per 100,000. In New York City that would add up to an almost inconceivable 32,000 murders a year..”  Excellent, detailed, informative article by Michael Kimmelman in The New York Times, looking at some of the architectural and social interventions in Medellin..

Slideshow, accompanying the article, here.

See posts on other articles by Michael Kimmelman:

image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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Protest Branding – Elements of Style as Occupy Movement Evolves, by Alice Rawsthorn

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The astute design observer Alice Rawsthorn has written an interesting article entitled “Elements of Style as Occupy Movement Evolves”  in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at contemporary and historical graphic design communication by various protest movements, including the, now global, #Occupy movement.  Clenched fist, to octothorpe, to semaphore.  Emblematic!

See our other posts on articles by Alice Rawsthorn: “#hashtag or Pound Evolutionary English. Octothorpe, to you.“, Skull and Crossbones as Branding ToolA Taxonomy of Office Chairs – You’ll Never Look at Them the Same Way Again, and still others, here.

See our post “In Protest, the Power of Place by Michael Kimmelman – Place as Place & the Architecture of Social Consciousness” on architecture and urban design.

image: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters,  The New York Times

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