Archinect - News 2015-07-04T03:03:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975 SALT releases "Global Tools 1973-1975" Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-03T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T14:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6iy2yxm3iagz5m72.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am so pleased to announce that Global Tools is now out. Edited by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, contributions by Manola Antonioli, Valerio Borgonuovo, Alison J. Clarke, Beatriz Colomina, Silvia Franceschini, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, and Alessandro Vicari. If Graham Foundation wants to "like" it, there is a facebook page -Vasif Kortun, SALT</p></em><br /><br /><p>GLOBAL TOOLS &nbsp;1973-1975</p><p>In January 1973, a gathering took place in Milan at the editorial office of the magazine &lsquo;Casabella,&rsquo; involving, among others, the architects and designers Ettore Sottsass Jr., Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo&nbsp;Dalisi, Remo Buti, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Raggi, Davide Mosconi, and members of the groups Archizoom, 9999, Superstudio, UFO and&nbsp;Zziggurat. Together with the conceptual artists and intellectuals Franco Vaccari, Giuseppe Chiari, Luciano Fabro and Germano Celant, they founded Global Tools - a system of workshops that would last until 1975.</p><p>For the first time in the forty years that have passed since its formation, the experience of the Global Tools counter-school has been brought together in book form by <a href="http://saltonline.org/en/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SALT</a>, uniting the images and archive documents that were produced over the few short years of its existence. This volume is compiled to chronicle and evaluate the three years of seminar activity that took place between Florence, Milan and Naples i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-03T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T18:46:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f25f8uojoooagi8b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World famous street artist Shepard Fairey - the man whose &ldquo;Hope&rdquo; poster massively boosted Obama&rsquo;s 2008 presidential campaign &ndash; has described an attempt to arrest him by Detroit police as &ldquo;hilarious&rdquo; after he was commissioned to do a mural in the city. Last night authorities issued an arrest warrant for Fairey, 45, on graffiti charges with Police Sergeant Rebecca McKay issuing a statement warning: &ldquo;Just because he&rsquo;s a well-known artist does not take away from the fact that he is also a vandal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Detroit's most recent charge against Fairey is for damages amounting to $9,100, caused by nine of Fairey's works. Detroit police are asking that he turn himself in, and say that he'll be arrested should he ever return to Detroit. Fairey doesn't seem to be phased, calling the charges "hilarious".&nbsp;Throughout his career, Fairey has been arrested 17 times.&nbsp;</p><p>More accounts of so-called "vandalism", both solicited and not:</p><ul><li><a title="Detroit's struggle to distinguish between graffiti (boo!) and murals (yay!)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121203889/detroit-s-struggle-to-distinguish-between-graffiti-boo-and-murals-yay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's struggle to distinguish between graffiti (boo!) and murals (yay!)</a></li><li><a title="Manchester man gets potholes fixed by drawing giant penises around them" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126358573/manchester-man-gets-potholes-fixed-by-drawing-giant-penises-around-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester man gets potholes fixed by drawing giant penises around them</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Kant is a moron&quot; graffitied on the philosopher's home " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123372967/kant-is-a-moron-graffitied-on-the-philosopher-s-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kant is a moron" graffitied on the philosopher's home</a></li><li><a title="Art Critic or Vandal?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60170/art-critic-or-vandal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Critic or Vandal?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T19:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd8cbfd9a5c22a7f615c5bfe7360a078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/130950866/only-8-2-of-the-great-wall-of-china-is-in-good-condition-according-to-recent-study Only 8.2% of the Great Wall of China is in good condition, according to recent study Justine Testado 2015-07-02T14:55:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:56:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whfwnketvcq19815.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Citing a recent report from the Great Wall of China Society, the [Beijing Times] claims that more than 30% of the original structure has disappeared. Approximately 74.1% is poorly preserved, and only 8.2% is in good condition. While concerns about the wall&rsquo;s condition have deepened in recent years, the study appears to be the first to actually quantify the problem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></li><li><a title="U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></li><li><a title="New list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places keeps fragile memories alive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130424991/new-list-of-america-s-most-endangered-historic-places-keeps-fragile-memories-alive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places keeps fragile memories alive</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130950063/what-architects-have-learned-from-rebuilding-port-au-prince What architects have learned from rebuilding Port-au-Prince Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T14:31:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T14:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b02794ef54b4d3e8b1407b941e7b5ed.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the five-and-a-half years since an earthquake killed more than 220,000 people here and displaced 1.5 million more, most of headlines from Haiti&rsquo;s capital have been about dysfunctional projects, mismanagement and the overall slow pace of&nbsp;reconstruction. Yet some innovative urban development work is going on here, often under the radar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128802521/four-years-and-half-a-billion-dollars-later-the-red-cross-has-built-six-houses-in-haiti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four years and half a billion dollars later, the Red Cross has built six houses in Haiti</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117117228/mass-design-group-s-new-open-air-clinics-in-haiti-reviewed-by-michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Design Group's new Open-Air Clinics in Haiti, reviewed by Michael Kimmelman</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/13229440/rebuilding-haiti-houses-for-haiti-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding Haiti: Houses for Haiti's homeless</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11877479/haiti-simbi-hubs-wins-aa-school-and-foster-partners-sustainability-and-infrastructure-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haiti Simbi Hubs Wins AA School and Foster + Partners Sustainability and Infrastructure Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130888271/daniel-libeskind-launch-guest-editor-of-new-cnn-style-platform Daniel Libeskind launch guest editor of new CNN Style platform Alexander Walter 2015-07-01T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T22:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8y/8y8sw76eg6nmxvy8.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today sees the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for intelligent, stylish content spanning the worlds of fashion, design, architecture, art, autos and luxury. Throughout July, CNN Style welcomes renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind [...]. As guest editor, Libeskind has commissioned a series of pieces about architecture to be published through July, given an exclusive video interview to CNN Style and written about the interplay of architecture and emotion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CNN Style launched today with the inaugural editorial piece by Daniel Libeskind, "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/architecture/daniel-libeskind-architecture-emotions/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We mustn't forget the deep emotional impact of the buildings around us</a>."</p><p>In the network's announcement, Libeskind is quoted:&nbsp;"I feel very lucky to be CNN Style's inaugural guest editor.&nbsp;It's a brilliant opportunity to communicate ideas about architecture and cities in an exciting new format.&nbsp; The spirit and emotionality of architecture is at the core of my practice [...]."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130874587/a-guerilla-teahouse-pops-up-in-la-s-griffith-park A guerilla teahouse pops up in LA's Griffith Park Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T23:03:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yi354o9yrz86m6x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The invitation was&nbsp;cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park."&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's a rather charming story: an anonymous collective of artists have fashioned a Japanese-inspired teahouse out of charred wood reclaimed from the 2007 Griffith Park fire and offered it as a gift to the city. Surreptitiously assembled in parts, the teahouse was inaugurated yesterday morning for a select group of the artists' friends and associates.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/tysw8yik3rv4wdx4.jpg"></p><p>The invited guests were sent clandestine notes that led them, as if on a scavenger hunt, to the wooden structure at dawn. There, green tea and cookies were offered and a ceremony was performed. An opera signer sang in the distance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa1d8ky9ww1djo9h.jpg"></p><p>Apparently, this isn't the first time the group &ndash; who isn't named &ndash; have created a work of&nbsp;guerrilla&nbsp;architecture. And if the&nbsp;safety-and-regulations angel on your shoulder is balking at potential liabilities, rest easy. According to the LA Times report, the structure was designed with help from professional woodworkers. The artists pegged the wooden structure to an existing concrete and rebar foundation, which...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130870554/the-childhood-home-of-muhammad-ali-is-about-to-get-a-250-000-facelift The childhood home of Muhammad Ali is about to get a $250,000 facelift Nicholas Korody 2015-07-01T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T15:53:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5p44lufsrulawmta.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Louisville house where boxing legend Muhammad Ali &ndash; then known as Cassius Clay Jr. &ndash; first began training at the age of 12 is about to undergo a <a href="http://curbed.com/archives/2015/07/01/muhammad-ali-childhood-home-museum.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$250,000 restoration</a>. Currently in a dilapidated state, the small house on Grand Avenue was purchased by real estate investor and boxing fan Jared Weiss. The project seeks to restore the home to its original appearance, including a pink paint job. In 2012, a historic marker was placed in&nbsp;front of the site.</p><p>A program called Jesus and a Job that provides jobs to former felons will be in charge of the labor. When the restoration is finished, the house will open to the public as a museum, joining the <a href="https://alicenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muhammad Ali Center</a> in commemorating one of Louisville's most notable athletes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century Paris approves its first skyscraper of the 21st century Julia Ingalls 2015-07-01T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T01:06:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98bw1jp2kq9a7n3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Paris] has not built a modern skyscraper since the 1970s, when the 231-metre tall Tour Montparnasse sprung up &ndash; much to the horror of the locals, many of whom still consider it an eyesore.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a narrow vote, the city of lights approved <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s Tour Triangle, a 42-story skyscraper that will be the tallest building to be built in Paris since the 1970s. In 2010, the city voted to remove its multi-decade-long height restrictions of 36 meters on new buildings, which were put in place after the erection of the widely&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868345/top-architects-defend-some-of-the-most-hated-buildings-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpopular Tour Montparnasse</a>. With a proposed height of&nbsp;180 meters, Tour Triangle is Paris' first official skyscraper&nbsp;of&nbsp;the 21st century, although it required two voting sessions to win approval. In November of 2014, the city council voted down the plan, but&nbsp;mayor Anne Hidalgo&nbsp;called for another vote, dismissing the first round due to what she believed was political inter-party fighting.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2faulhhneekpptym.jpg"></p><p>The Tour Triangle will supply 70,000 square feet of office space, a four star hotel with 120 rooms, and what has been described as a "Shard-esque Sky Bar." These amenities do not seem wildly out of place for a metropolitan area with a population of 12 million, despi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130817583/multi-media-art-interventions-coming-to-london-s-victoria-tube-line Multi-media art interventions coming to London's Victoria tube line Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T11:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zawa442fhi1n51yf.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Underline, will include the underground&rsquo;s first music commission and a plan by the Turner prize-nominated architectural collective Assemble to improve what is regarded as one of the most unloved station exits on the entire network, at Seven Sisters in north London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Organized by "Art on the Underground", a group that curates contemporary artworks for display in the London Underground, the new project will bring a variety of art, music and architectural&nbsp;interventions to the Victoria Line. Commissions selected to be part of the Underline are not simply public art projects &ndash; the interventions involve real proposals to improving the quality of experience for both commuters and workers on London's tube.</p><p>The whole tube line is under the curatorial purview, with architecture firm Assemble selected to focus particularly the Seven Sisters stop, known for its "anti-social behaviour problems".&nbsp;Artist Giles Round's Underline project, called "Design Work Leisure", will produce "prototypes of functional objects that can be used on the tube: a new ceramic tile for patch repairs on the existing tiles, for example, or new clocks, lighting or direction signs."&nbsp;Film and musical performances will also pepper the Victoria Line during Underline's run.</p><p>More news relate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130800696/opening-of-damien-hirst-s-new-london-art-space-scheduled-for-october Opening of Damien Hirst’s new London art space scheduled for October Alexander Walter 2015-06-30T15:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:42:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bza2o60lgqeb93i.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opening in October, Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst&rsquo;s long-term ambition to share his diverse collection &ndash; which includes over 3,000 works &ndash; with the public. [...] Designed by architects Caruso St John, Newport Street Gallery spans 37,000 square feet, which includes a restaurant and shop. Its construction has involved the conversion of three listed Victorian buildings [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117115624/damien-hirst-s-gallery-development-draws-closer-to-completition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's gallery development draws closer to completition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself London is eating itself Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-29T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T13:10:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/me/meyjlu0oai5ehkif.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the cranes swing, much of the new living zones now being created range from the ho-hum to the outright catastrophic. The skyline is being plundered for profit, but without creating towers to be proud of or making new neighbourhoods with any positive qualities whatsoever. If London is an enormous party, millions of people are on the wrong side of its velvet rope.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rowan Smith sets a signpost in London's rampant development, checking in on the industries and businesses struggling in the midst of city-wide growth. Smith points out that while things like a bevy of cranes and a thriving multicultural food scene may look like more feathers in London's urban hat, these developments are precipitating big losses for other industries, and if unchecked, would quash the city's personality entirely.&nbsp;</p><p>More on London's recent developmental issues:</p><ul><li><a title="The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing</a></li><li><a title="Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li><li><a title="Considering the future of work at the 2015 London Festival of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130196665/considering-the-future-of-work-at-the-2015-london-festival-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Considering the future of work at the 2015 London Festival of Architecture</a></li><li><p><a title="Airbnb celebrates London's Deregulation Act with floating house on River Thames" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127540172/airbnb-celebrates-london-s-deregulation-act-with-floating-house-on-river-thames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb celebrates London's Deregulation Act with floating house on River Thames</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130672103/fifty-shades-of-green-bruno-latour-on-the-ecomodernist-manifesto “Fifty shades of green”: Bruno Latour on the ecomodernist manifesto Orhan Ayyüce 2015-06-29T01:38:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T11:00:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld0o66hcx4zzm46j.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is where we encounter this strange animal, this monster, &ldquo;ecomodernism&rdquo;, that I am not sure we should learn to love, and that triggers in me, I have to confess, a deep antipathy. It sounds much like the news that an electronic cigarette is going to save a chain smoker from addiction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ecomodernism? Sounds good but majorly flawed according to Bruno Latour, who takes on its modernity, PR and philosophical tardiness.</p><p>"Wake up you ecomoderns, we are in the Anthropocene,&nbsp;not in the Holocene, nor are we to ever reside in the enchanted dream of&nbsp;futurism. Down to earth is the message I hear, but unfortunately not in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecomodernism.org/manifesto/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ecomodernist</a> manifesto."</p><p>Anything from electronic cigarettes <em>"to the dreams of Californian cornucopias,"</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"to shake the Americans out of their complacent behaviour &ndash; &rdquo;the American way of life is not negotiable&rdquo;- into a form of possibilism: &rdquo;yes after all, our way of life is negotiable"..."Well, it is negotiable,&nbsp;up to a limit."</p><p><a href="http://entitleblog.org/2015/06/27/fifty-shades-of-green-bruno-latour-on-the-ecomodernist-manifesto/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More in;&nbsp;<em>Presentation to the panel on modernism at the Breakthrough Dialogue,&nbsp;Sausalito, June 2015,&nbsp;</em><strong>by Bruno Latour</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level Justine Testado 2015-06-26T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T20:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr9vix9u2w995r3n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'Recently, people were more worried about preserving their jobs, not preserving their history...Now a new generation is aware there was a history that came before them...Not a lot of our history has been preserved. People without a history can be erased.' &mdash; Mark Meinke, co-founder of the Rainbow Heritage Network</p></em><br /><br /><p>History was made today in American civil rights with the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSKBN0P61SW20150626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supreme Court ruling</a> that legalizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The ruling is a major push toward marriage equality in the U.S., but like several historically marginalized communities, one giant obstacle that the LGBTQ community continues to face is cultural preservation and protection, in addition to spreading the awareness of that historical legacy both externally and internally.</p><p>You win some and unfortunately lose some in the unpredictable nature of preserving heritage sites, but proactivity is key. One such group is the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/439557382858786/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rainbow Heritage Network</a>, a developing coalition of over 400 preservationists and gay rights activists who advocate for the protection of LGBTQ heritage sites in the U.S. as one of their primary missions. Reportedly established only this past January, the group is working to gain more traction in their long-term efforts to protect LGBTQ sites on a local, state and federal level.</p><p>For starters, Rain...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130426596/archinect-s-lexicon-sisu Archinect's Lexicon: "Sisu" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-26T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T13:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7h/7httretbbf97bku7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>"Sisu"</strong>&nbsp;is a Finnish word, describing a trait with no precise English translation, but conveyed through the following qualities: stoic determination, bravery, guts, resilience, perseverance and hardiness. It is a quality strongly associated with Finnish identity, from a history of being bullied geopolitically by neighbors Russia and Sweden, and the paralyzingly cold, dark winters. According to its robust English-language Wikipedia entry, "<em>Sisu</em> is about taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity. Deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision against repeated failures is <em>Sisu</em>. It is similar to equanimity,&nbsp;with the addition of a grim quality of stress management."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o2lltbogwluieur.jpg"></p><p>I first came across "sisu" in the <a href="http://freecooperunion.org/disorientation/glossary/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glossary</a> on <a href="http://freecooperunion.org/disorientation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free Cooper Union's website</a>, a compendium resource of the <a href="http://Cooper%20Union%20graduates%20stage%20tuition%20protest%20at%20Commencement%20ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">protest movement</a> against the school's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">decision to begin charging tuition</a>. The "sisu" entry is accompanied by a definition adapted from Wikipedia, and wh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130483588/hawaii-protesters-block-construction-of-giant-telescope-on-sacred-mountain-mauna-kea Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea Alexander Walter 2015-06-26T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T19:27:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44ys97bokkvjrhcm.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Builders pulled back from Mauna Kea as hundreds of protesters set up roadblocks to oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on top of Hawaii&rsquo;s sacred mountain. State and local police arrested a dozen demonstrators.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Protesters say they are taking a stand to defend Mauna Kea, sacred to native Hawaiians, from the international conglomerate attempting to build the mega-telescope, also known as the TMT. They say the 18-story building represents an unacceptable desecration of the mountain."</em></p><p>The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, was designed to be one of the largest telescopes in existence&nbsp;&mdash; at a price tag of $1.5 billion USD.</p><p>Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130426595/paris-erupts-in-riot-as-taxi-drivers-protest-uber Paris erupts in riot as taxi drivers protest Uber Nicholas Korody 2015-06-25T19:24:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T10:20:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/ampoc8f1e30tvzdr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Parisian taxi drivers have taken to the streets, smashing cars and burning tires to protest UberPop, a budget iteration of the car-sharing service akin to UberX in the States. Traffic came to a stop&nbsp;in the French capital, with reports of stranded travelers walking along the highway with luggage in tow, attempting to catch flights out of Charles de Gaulle airport.&nbsp;So far, 70 vehicles have been reported damaged around France and ten people arrested, according to the AP report.&nbsp;</p><p>One passenger caught in Thursday's melee was the singer Courtney Love, who tweeted throughout the experience. Love was able to escape via two men passing by on a motorcycle.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wd15isdkezwehwpr.jpg"></p><p>Over the past few weeks, taxi drivers have turned increasingly violent in their opposition to the car-sharing service, which they contend unfairly undercuts their business. Unlike Uber drivers, taxi drivers have to pay tens of thousands of euros for certification each year. Drivers are also frustrated by passenger complaints over a lack of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130408874/yamasaki-s-posthumous-critique-of-the-new-world-trade-center Yamasaki's posthumous critique of the new World Trade Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-25T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T15:15:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1ldgv455cz2szg8.jpg" width="514" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I must ask myself if we want to design buildings for people to fit some preconceived idea of a glass world. Is this really the future of cities?" &ndash; Minoru Yamasaki</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the critical response to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108482335/one-world-trade-center-how-new-york-tried-to-rebuild-its-soul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new 1WTC</a> has been, at best, one of resigned acceptance, the original Twin Towers didn't receive much fanfare either when they first opened in 1973. Ada Louise Huxtable, then architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/01/08/seven_great_lines_from_archicritic_ada_louise_huxtable.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wasn't much of a fan</a> of Minoru&nbsp;Yamasaki's design:&nbsp;"I, for one, am not in thrall to size; build very big and you can build very bad&mdash;and the very bad will be inescapable."</p><p>Yamasaki responded, defending his monoliths of slitted windows with an attack on the very concept that characterizes the new 1WTC and Manhattan's skyline today &ndash; glass: "As for mirror glass, I detest it, because buildings with it look to me as if they have cataracts, showing no live within. On the interior, it produces strange reflections of lights, objects and people which gives me a feeling I can only describe as eerie."</p><p>Yamaski's complete letter was published in <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29902179/clog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG's</a> 2014 "World Trade Center" issue. For more news on the World Trade Center:</p><p><a title="Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster's Out, Ingels' In: ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification Herzog & de Meuron to redevelop Berlin’s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification Alexander Walter 2015-06-24T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T14:27:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d838ec876e152794dbe5ec46151e9a6d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Basel-based architecture studio that designed London&rsquo;s Tate Modern, is due to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s famous art squat Tacheles. The massive warehouse, in the now fashionable Mitte district, was occupied by artists after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. A symbol of the city&rsquo;s subculture, Tacheles became a major tourist attraction. In 2012, the authorities closed the art centre amid widespread protests by artists and anti-gentrification campaigners.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331695/getty-awards-over-1-75-million-to-fix-crappy-concrete-in-important-modern-buildings Getty awards over $1.75 million to fix crappy concrete in "Important Modern Buildings" Julia Ingalls 2015-06-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:38:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh3v8kq58sxsd4w1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Modern architecture is a defining artistic form of the 20th century at considerable risk, often due to the cutting-edge building materials that characterized the movement." -Deborah Marrow</p></em><br /><br /><p>In news that will surely make <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/540461/prince-charles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prince Charles</a> sigh with displeasure, the Getty Foundation announced it is awarding $1.75 million of grants to help preserve 14 structures in the modern style, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>&rsquo;s Unity Temple, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14374/walter-gropius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walter Gropius</a>&rsquo; residence &lsquo;The Gropius House,&rsquo; and the&nbsp;Rietveld Schr&ouml;der House. This is the second year the foundation has awarded the grants, and has chosen the buildings because (ironically)&nbsp;concrete as a building material has proven to be less than solid.&nbsp;&ldquo;The use of concrete, while visually striking and radical for its time, has created a unique set of challenges for conserving some of the world&rsquo;s most important modernist structures,&rdquo; noted Antoine Wilmering, a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation. &ldquo;Our new grants offer an excellent opportunity to advance research and conservation practices for this material. The accumulated knowledge that will result from the projects will be of tremendous benefit to the field.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ylq832nkvdfa3b2.jpg"></p><p>While&nbsp;the&nbsp;first year's gra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130329275/isil-destroys-ancient-mausoleums-in-historic-palmyra ISIL destroys ancient mausoleums in historic Palmyra Nicholas Korody 2015-06-24T13:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T14:34:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7k74ocnpdmwbs5z.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have destroyed two historic mausoleums in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's top antiquities official said Wednesday, raising fears that the armed group could next target the town's famed Roman ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the government's Antiquities and Museums Department, told [AP] that ISIL destroyed the grave of Mohammad Bin Ali, a descendant of Imam Ali, cousin of Islam's Prophet Muhammad...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='ISIS allegedly not interested in bulldozing Palmyra architecture but intends to "pulverize" statues' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128169576/isis-allegedly-not-interested-in-bulldozing-palmyra-architecture-but-intends-to-pulverize-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS allegedly not interested in bulldozing Palmyra architecture but intends to "pulverize" statues</a></li><li><a title="ISIS militants seize control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127649418/isis-militants-seize-control-of-ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants seize control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra</a></li><li><a title="Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra under threat by ISIS" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127351681/ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra-under-threat-by-isis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra under threat by ISIS</a></li><li><a title="ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121736292/isis-continues-destruction-of-ancient-artefacts-burns-mosul-library-smashes-antique-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues</a></li><li><a title="ISIS militants seize control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127649418/isis-militants-seize-control-of-ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants seize control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra</a></li><li><a title="ISIS Threatens Southern Tunisian Towns Including the Star Wars Set for Tatooine" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123741480/isis-threatens-southern-tunisian-towns-including-the-star-wars-set-for-tatooine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS Threatens Southern Tunisian Towns Including the Star Wars Set for Tatooine</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130328465/architectural-record-has-been-sold-again Architectural Record has been sold, again Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-24T12:54:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T12:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3e11da9a3a1aaefc542ba08e94a2d5a.jpg" width="514" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Record and other publications aimed at architects are not immune from the struggle of condescendingly termed &ldquo;legacy&rdquo; publications that teeter in the face of punishing economics. Does the fate of Record, founded 1891, matter to readers who now have so many ways to access information? [...] Record editors visit the projects they write about. Setting and context really matter as anyone who takes architecture seriously knows.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/130259336/historic-santa-monica-home-served-as-a-refuge-for-intellectuals-fleeing-nazi-germany Historic Santa Monica home served as a refuge for intellectuals fleeing Nazi Germany Nicholas Korody 2015-06-23T16:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T16:06:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be73af29519e2b21e6a18ebd995dc575.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the 1930s and '40s, the Mabery Road house in Santa Monica Canyon belonged to Hollywood screenwriter Salka Viertel, who made her house a home not only for her family but for hundreds of refugees, some very famous and others unknown... While anti-Fascist volunteers were spiriting people out of Europe, Viertel in Santa Monica was taking them in... She helped to rescue, among many others, the German Expressionist writer Leonhard Frank, the Dadaist poet Walter Mehring, and Alfred D&ouml;blin...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The historic home is currently on the market, with an asking price of $4.5 million. It was also the childhood home of noted author <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Viertel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Viertel</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130260144/those-hipster-millennials-might-not-be-the-true-gentrifiers-of-u-s-neighborhoods Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods Justine Testado 2015-06-23T15:55:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T15:55:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ma/maxyncd50r9yiipz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Often, at least in America, we think of regular people as the agents of change&mdash;the artist, the boutique coffee shop owner, the tech startup. But as much as gentrification is an organic process, fueled by opportunity seekers and bargain hunters, it&rsquo;s developers and financiers who have become the savvy midwives of change. Once they detect the early signs of gentrification, they bring on the serious money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More:</p><p><a title='"Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127176132/eco-gentrification-or-the-social-ramifications-of-urban-greening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening"</a></p><p><a title="Revisiting Sharon Zukin's &quot;Loft Living&quot; and NYC gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124815371/revisiting-sharon-zukin-s-loft-living-and-nyc-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting Sharon Zukin's "Loft Living" and NYC gentrification</a></p><p><a title="With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123586329/with-gentrification-the-end-of-racial-segregation-moves-into-la-s-highland-park-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood</a></p><p><a title="Amsterdam's &quot;ugly&quot; architecture from the 70s proves resilient against gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121199869/amsterdam-s-ugly-architecture-from-the-70s-proves-resilient-against-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam's "ugly" architecture from the 70s proves resilient against gentrification</a></p><p><a title="So gentrification is just a myth after all?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118735754/so-gentrification-is-just-a-myth-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">So gentrification is just a myth after all?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130180521/photographing-public-art-and-architecture-in-the-eu-may-soon-cost-you Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T07:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v683ymjt14nozl1r.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report proposing major changes to copyright laws in the EU has been adopted by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee (JURI) [...] [An] amendment was adopted that stated "commercial use of recordings of works in public spaces should require express permission from the rightsholders." [German Pirate Party rapporteur Julia] Reda said this "could threaten the work of documentary filmmakers and the legality of commercial photo-sharing platforms."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The EU may soon require stricter permissions be met for any visual representation of public art and architecture. So-called&nbsp;"Freedom of Panorama" refers to a set of provisions in copyright law, that allows someone to create and publish images of a piece of art or architecture that's permanently located in the public space, regardless of its existing copyright provisions. The provisions are adopted to varying degrees in different countries &ndash; in the US, only buildings are protected under FOP, and in the EU, FOP provisions depend on whether the image is for commercial use or not, as well as the kind of object being photographed.</p><p>But soon, the EU may decide to effectively abolish FOP. On July 9, European Parliament will vote on an amended version of its copyright provisions, that states any/all copyright permissions for a piece of public art or architecture <em>must</em>&nbsp;be met when someone publishes an image of it with any potential commercial use. Learn more about the basis and future of FOP pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130178109/that-new-texas-confederate-memorial-on-martin-luther-king-jr-drive That new Texas Confederate Memorial on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Alexander Walter 2015-06-22T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T14:28:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xzhrhggz2aduddg1.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Orange, Texas, the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans just built a large Confederate memorial park, complete with a classical-ish monument featuring 13 columns&mdash;one for each of the states in the short-lived, and utterly defeated, Confederate States of America. [...] And this being Confederate sympathizers, they did not hesitate to build the memorial where the highway meets Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121968291/building-the-first-slavery-museum-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the First Slavery Museum in America</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120663494/how-america-is-failing-to-preserve-its-historic-slave-markets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How America is failing to preserve its historic slave markets</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130093803/help-support-relentlessly-gay-garden Help support "Relentlessly Gay Garden" Orhan Ayyüce 2015-06-21T12:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:27:47-04:00 <em><p>I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my Home even More "relentlessly gay"</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://dailyhaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/4900-Kenwood-Avenue-too-gay.jpg"></p><p>Woman criticised by Christian neighbours in Baltimore for having a 'relentlessly gay' garden is crowdfunding to make her house even gayer.</p><p>Julie Baker, 47,&nbsp;says she received a typed note &nbsp;from an anonymous resident which she believes was posted in response to the rainbow coloured fairy lights she put up in her garden.</p><p>The note read: &ldquo;Dear Resident of 4900 Kenwood Ave., Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone It Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on You! Your kind need to have respect for GOD.&rdquo;</p><p>It was signed: &ldquo;A Concerned Home Owner.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://www.gofundme.com/x6dkw9h" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Help her make her garden even "gayer."</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129958239/women-at-the-pinchpoints-of-architecture Women at the pinchpoints of architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T17:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T20:57:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szoeej47l37dyzq2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All those things that people talk about but you don't realize it until you go through it yourself... not feeling adequate, feeling like a failure...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rosa Sheng, founder of Equity by Design and architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47974/bohlin-cywinski-jackson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>&nbsp;in San Francisco, talks with KQED's&nbsp;Aarti Shahani about the hemorrhaging of women in architecture after graduation. Nowadays, about half of architecture graduates are women, but in the practicing workforce, that number drops to only 18%. Sheng is one of the architects leading the discussion around the so-called "missing 32%", referring to the percentage of women architects that decide to leave the profession before becoming licensed.</p><p>Sheng has <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously lectured</a> on this topic, and spoke at this past year's AIA National Convention in Atlanta on behalf of her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Equity in Architecture resolution</a>.</p><p>Listen to the full discussion on KQED's "Forum" below, originally broadcasted earlier today.</p><p><br><a href="http://www.podcast.de/episode/271002713/Why+Women+Leave+Architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Women Leave Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129949383/pope-francis-calls-for-morally-driven-city-design-in-his-climate-change-encyclical Pope Francis calls for "morally driven" city design in his climate-change encyclical Justine Testado 2015-06-19T15:07:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T15:55:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41aw0e01gor8hvpu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Collectively, the encyclical affirms how important it is to make the moral case for city design. Too often, developers, urban planners and city leaders seem to think that it is obvious or implied why the decisions they make are in the best interest of the public. But there is no shortcut to articulating why our planning choices speak to the fundamental human dignity of the communities we&rsquo;re working in.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Given the interrelationship between living space and human behaviour, those who design buildings, neighbourhoods, public spaces and cities, ought to draw on the various disciplines which help us to understand people&rsquo;s thought processes, symbolic language and ways of acting. It is not enough to seek the beauty of design. More precious still is the service we offer to another kind of beauty: people&rsquo;s quality of life, their adaptation to the environment, encounter and mutual assistance. Here too, we see how important it is that urban planning always take into consideration the views of those who will live in these areas.</em>"</p><p>Pope Francis tells it like it is in his latest 184-page <a href="http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">encyclical</a>, in response to humanity's "principal challenge" of global climate change.</p><p>More:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121046504/vatican-s-renovated-public-restrooms-provides-showers-haircuts-for-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vatican's Renovated Public Restrooms Provides Showers, Haircuts for the Homeless</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129947769/buckminster-fuller-s-operating-manual-for-spaceship-earth-now-available-as-e-book Buckminster Fuller's "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth" now available as e-book Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T14:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:58:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nbg32kfrfeidill.jpg" width="514" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In true ephemeralizing fashion, Bucky's seminal work&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/operating-manual-for-spaceship/id1005931733?mt=11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth</em>&nbsp;has been published on iBooks</a> by the Estate of Buckminster Fuller.&nbsp;</p><p>First published in 1968,&nbsp;<em>Operating Manu</em><em>al for Spaceship Earth</em>&nbsp;gathers Bucky's ideas of global consciousness and actions &ndash; in short, "we are all astronauts", reliant on Spaceship Earth's finite resources, which we've been excellent at squandering so far. The "operating manual" bit is not only a metaphorical device, but also refers to actual advice for designing a more sustainable future.&nbsp;</p><p>In a press release issued by the <a href="http://bfi.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller Institute</a>, the e-book's release will also be the subject of BFI's newly launched&nbsp;<a href="https://bfi.org/dymaxion-forum/2015/04/dymaxion-reading-group-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dymaxion Reading Group</a>.</p>