Archinect - News 2015-11-25T13:29:23-05:00 Ed Soja 1940 - 2015 Orhan Ayyüce 2015-11-03T11:40:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T21:23:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Murray Low has passed on the sad news of the death of Edward Soja. I first heard him talk on Postmodern Geographies in 1995 &ndash; this would have been work that ended up in Thirdspace &ndash; and the talk really motivated me to examine the spatial aspects of Foucault and Lefebvre.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Los Angeles seems to break every rule of urban readability and regularity. it is no surprise, then, that Southern California has become a center for innovative and nontraditional urban theory and analysis." - Ed Soja</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Postmodern City / Bonaventure Hotel</a></p> New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years Nicholas Korody 2015-09-22T19:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T22:16:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia&rsquo;s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years [according to] Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn... [His] study looks at Aboriginal stories from 21 places around Australia&rsquo;s coastline, each describing a time when sea levels were significantly lower than today... present sea levels in Australia were reached 7,000 years ago and as such any stories about the coastline stretching much further out to sea had to pre-date that time.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> China is busy building islands in the South China Sea Nam Henderson 2014-09-08T21:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T21:19:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But I&rsquo;ve seen aerial photographs of this place taken by the Philippine navy. They show the massive land reclamation work China has been doing here since January. Millions of tonnes of rock and sand have been dredged up from the sea floor and pumped into the reef to form new land.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rupert Wingfield-Hayes&nbsp;travels to the South China Sea, where&nbsp;the Chinese state is building&nbsp;islands.</p> Buckminster Fuller Institute Announces DYMAX REDUX Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-22T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T17:00:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute has unveiled the eleven finalists of DYMAX REDUX, an open call to create a new and inspiring interpretation of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map from 1943.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller Institute Selects DYMAX REDUX Winner</a></p> There is water that far down Nam Henderson 2012-12-02T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T13:05:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You need to get concrete out of your head and replace it with greenery," B&ouml;deker had thundered at the head of planning at the urban planning authority. The gruff German made such an impression that to this day, Saudi authorities continue to hire and recommend him. Image by Susanne K&ouml;lbl / DER SPIEGEL</p></em><br /><br /><p> Susanne Koelbl introduces the work of Richard B&ouml;deker, a German landscape architect who has been working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ouml;deker Partners</a> has played a key role in introducing green spaces to Riyadh and has pushed the limits in terms of making the desert bloom. However, one does wonder how green all that green really is, in a desert?</p> The Carolinas Work to Clarify Their Borders Archinect 2012-04-09T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:53:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an ambitious project, the states of North Carolina and South Carolina are trying to set the record straight. After years of historical research and old-fashioned survey work mixed with global positioning technology, they are moving the boundary back to where it belongs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>