Latino Placemaking goes beyond creating great public spaces. It also includes cultural identity, which is shaped by needs, desires, and imagination. The Latino quest for cultural identity parallels the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, which has its genesis in protests – many of which were carried out in public spaces. — pps.org
Announcing good news is a splendid way to kick off a Wednesday morning: our respected friend, long-time Archinect contributor and founder of DSGN AGNC, Quilian Riano, has been named today as one of three winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts, this year focusing on...
[The Catskills] could become a lot flashier, thanks to [Sherry Li's] proposal for the area: a multibillion-dollar "China City of America," complete with an amusement park, mansions, a casino, retail centers, a college, and more. [...]
The Center for Immigration Studies wrote a comprehensive take-down of "China City," criticizing the project's potential for environmental disruption, dubious promise of job creation, and possible role as a stalking horse for the Chinese government. — The Atlantic Cities
Today's the day the Chinese welcome the Year of the Dragon, which you'll probably notice if you live anywhere near a Chinatown. Those Chinatowns remain symbolically important to Chinese-Americans.
But not as many are calling them home. — marketplace.org
Blueseed says U.S. immigration law is choking the flow of “bold and creative” entrepreneurs into Silicon Valley. So it’s building a floating IT fortress where entrepreneurs can be bold and creative right next to Silicon Valley without actually setting foot on U.S. soil. — wired.com
"Migration has always been the vital essence of Mediterranean cities. New cultures have continued to be included in daily life, and they have fertilised and expressed themselves through complex urban forms with richness and imagination." - Giancarlo De Carlo — Domus Magazine
Project Heracles postcard call for ideas to 'bridge' Africa and Europe was launched by Domus Magazine last spring and later included a Joseph Grima open letter addressed to President of the European Council, calling, in essence, for a timely, courageous, co-operative and equally...
It would be easy for me to raise a picket sign and as an architect say, ‘Down with this wall!’ — Fast Company
"Border Wall as Infrastructure" a proposal by Ron Rael and a partner, Virginia San Fratello, was a finalist in the 2010 Working Public Architecture 2.0 Competition organized by UCLA's cityLAB. Mr. Rael is first to admit that his plan isn't likely to be implemented anytime soon. Until then...
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