The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. “The blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law enforcement, police militarization” as “the process whereby civilian police increasingly draw from, and pattern themselves around, the tenets of militarism and the military model.” — THE INTERCEPT
The emperor sends his surveyor to create a report of the sites that are paradigmatic for a network of geopolitical control. Dispatching the surveyor on an enlightening Grand Tour, he expects to sharpen a geo-architectural strategy. The surveyor is reborn as an architecture student on a global quest for new precedents alighted from the experimental fringes of the emperor’s cacophonous archipelago of installations. — DEMILIT: Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, Javier Arbona
The central problem of the VLO is the problem of information...The role of architecture, it would seem, can’t remain at the level of a silent humanitarian service that merely wipes up after the mess is left. Acts like drawing, writing, visualizing, and building must deal with invoking a world where human innovation can be protected from the Leviathan. - Javier Arbona — Studio-X
Bustler.net posted a list of the 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards. Reacting to the Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church; Springdale, AR by Marlon Blackwell Architect Orhan Ayyüce posted an image of Fire Station No. 4, Columbus, Indiana, 1967, by Venturi and Rauch asking "Do you think so too? As a student FS 4 was a big deal for me and still is."
Unfortunately, recent military Design doctrine, terminology, and current practices attempt to „salami slice‟ Design logic into the preferred traditional military methodology. Our Design doctrine does precisely this, and it makes complete sense that our military is frustrated with how to apply „doctrinal Design‟ in practice, education, and discourse. Perhaps the military might consider reversing this process — Small Wars Journal
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