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Bryan Finoki

Bryan Finoki

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

CONTRIBUTING WRITER / EDITOR to: GOOD Magazine, Domus, Design Observer, Mute Magazine, Volume, Architect Magazine, PLANET Mag, Triple Canopy, Arquine, The State, openDemocracy, and others. 

VISITING FACULTY Woodbury University School of Architecture (San Diego, CA) (2009-2010)

CO-FOUNDER of DEMILIT (DM3) art / landscape / research collective (@demilit)

CO-FOUNDER of 52-BLUE experimental sono-spatial studio

FORMER SENIOR EDITOR at Archinect

BLOG: [SUBTOPIA: A Field Guide to Military Urbanism -- (Spatial Politics // Counter-Geographies // Carceral Landscapes // Cryptoentomology // Sonic Imaginaries)] @subtopes

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"Meet The Bloggers" (Architect Magazine, 2007) -- "...I much prefer the outsider perspective.” - Finoki

My first blog from '04 focussed on homelessness and architecture, used as a platform to organize the very first local volunteer-based chapter for Architecture For Humanity

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Selected Writing Samples:

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Coverage of collaborative work with DM3 on the "Oakland Security Cloud." 

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Other Recent Projects:

Design Observer (web) | "(in)Fringe": a new series of audio and text based dispatches exploring "sonic edges" in the San Francisco Bay Area, collaborating with Nick Sowers as "52-Blue."

Elsewhere:

Bryan's Featured Articles on Archinect

Compared to What?, Mon, Feb 12 '07

Compared to What?
 

One Small Project: Wes Janz, Mon, Mar 27 '06

The notion of "leftover space" has always been of great interest to architects, but in the context of global urbanization it conjures a particularly visceral response. Leftover space””in the sense of being ghettoized and depicting a sort of bare essentiality of being in architecture””is ...

One Small Project: Wes Janz
 

Best of '05: Bryan Finoki, Thu, Jan 5 '06

Best of '05: Bryan Finoki
 

De:constructing Recidivism , Mon, Apr 25 '05

Raphael Sperry is the newest president of twenty-two year old national activist group ADPSR, (Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility), and has launched a vital debate that confronts us about our roles in producing the prison industrial complex, our fears of dispensability as a ...

De:constructing Recidivism
 

Education 

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Bachelors, Modern Lit./Creative Writing

May 1954 - May 1994
 

Areas of Specialization 



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