Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface
Protestors against low-income housing demolition are not just fighting for their homes, but often for their ability to stay in London at all. The small amount of “affordable” housing being discussed as a replacement is really a figleaf.
Cooper Union and former occupiers reach an agreement
We have received news that the administration, Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union and those who have occupied the Office of the President since May have reached an agreement that ended the occupation on Friday, July 12. A "working group", as described in more detail below, consisting of Board... View full entry
Occupy: The Day After
For if there is one abiding historical certainty it is that, eventually, things change. And they can be made to change. There is no such thing, however, as a revolutionary architecture. Nor does history ever simply start from scratch. Instead, post-revolutionary questions can be posed in advance to infrastructures that already exist.... to reinvent what used to be called housing, schools, hospitals, factories, and farms in a way that asks: What else must change for these changes to be possible?
— Places Journal
Reinhold Martin argues that architects must plan for post-revolutionary conditions. A follow-up to his earlier essay for Places, "Occupy: What Architecture Can Do." View full entry
ORTO ERRANTE - Episod 2.0 Terme di Caracalla for the Accampata / Occupy Rome
The Roman shared gardens, the guerrilla gardening groups, the associations and citizens last weekend took care of the movable edible garden “ORTO ERRANTE” which has moved ("orto errante" in Italian means wandering garden) from Santa Croce in Gerusalemme to a spot near the ancient... View full entry