This video documents “Piece Walk–Free Zone,” an art walk which pieces together the intricate web of labor that links the Garment District to immigrant enclaves in New York City, and to factories in “Free Zones” around the globe. Based on my research into the history of the garment workers everyday life, and conversations with urban… Read More Piece Walk/Free Zone
One relationship, one neighborhood at a time. In many ways, we strangers experience today’s Tokyo as the dream city of metabolism: networked and cosmopolitan, efficient and polite, caring and tolerant. This dream experience has a history. According to Koh Kityama, professor of architecture and leading authority on Tokyo’s metabolism, Tokyo is a city shaped by… Read More How to build a metabolizing city?
My address is not a house, and not a street, my address is… Adeola Enigbokan, Carlos Medellin, Aleksandra Smagina Carlos, Aleksandra and I visited microrayons, giant ex-public housing projects that weave through Moscow, in which many Muscovites live. The buildings are remnants of the Soviet era, cheaply built, each a micro-city all its own, made to… Read More postcard from the microrayon
Walking in the hilly maze of streets between Istiklal Cadessi and Cihangir in Istanbul in July 2009, Itai and I came across a small shop crammed full of boxes of old photographs, and assorted personal objects, like jewelry, used perfume bottles, souvenirs from trips to other places. It was as if the contents of innumerable… Read More found archive
Collective Actions Group, “Ten Appearances” Moscow, Feb. 1, 1981 My main argument in this brief and simplified essay is that the physical expression of design– built environments of cultural landscapes (let alone buildings)–forms only a small part of the whole domain and not the most important one. This is even the car for users: their… Read More invisible architectures