Archinect - News 2017-10-17T20:02:49-04:00 Split Identities – A Review of Binational Urbanism by Matas ŠIupšinskas MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-02-22T11:47:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:45:41-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">book</a> is devoted to a specific case study of binationalism and its relationship to urbanity: a Turkish community in Germany. However, Bernd&rsquo;s insights are quite universal. Since the methodology is clearly structured and easily replicable, it can be applied to most countries and to different kinds of communities. The author&rsquo;s primary interest is the urban aspect of binationalism, but this idea evolves and more layers of the phenomenon are covered. Urbanity is still playing a big role in the book, but a much wider perspective about links between physical and cultural spaces are drawn.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The book&rsquo;s main question is based on the motives behind binational urbanism and how it affects human life. It analyses why people choose to leave the cities of their origin and investigates why they decide to come back again and again. Reasons behind this oscillation are economical, but also deeply personal. So in search of answers Bernd carried out 20 interviews with people of Turkish origin of differ...</p> The Ideology of Publication / Conversation with Bernd Upmeyer croixe 2012-08-14T13:09:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:57:14-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <strong>Urbanism is one of those malleable concepts that defy definition. A flexible subject where, by trying to lock it within a specific scope, its validity sometimes gets undermined and its potential spoiled.</strong></p> <p> <strong>But when a magazine develops and maintains its own way to portray the multiple faces, forms, shapes, relationships, arguments, contradictions, images, consequences, and messages of the discipline that is supposed to carry the unbearable load of thinking the city, then the exercise of defining urbanism becomes an enriching intellectual journey.</strong></p> <p> <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONU</a> (Magazine on Urbanism) was born in 2004 in Rotterdam. What was originally an almost underground magazine made available through a pdf dossier and a stapled black and white print has evolved into one of the main independent publications, a reference for the collective intelligence of urbanism, and an icon of exquisite aesthetics.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Set to satisfy a growing urbanophilic hunger, MONU has thrown into the mix an intoxicating mixture o...</strong></p>