Cleaning Up?

Bless This Mess

The urban landscape is formed by uneven practices of denial and redemption, while stuff stays with us. What are we doing when we are cleaning up?

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Blue rectangles say someone is home.

100-Year Adaptation Zone

In their speculative proposal, Nine Reciprocities, two designers pair evocative visions of the long-term future with self-reflection. How can architecture help maintain community in the face of social and environmental challenges?

Broom Swept

An artist stalks the storefront ruins of Lower Manhattan, documenting the material traces of real estate's perpetual churn.

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Warmth feels out of place, but oozes anyway, in this barren angular nook.

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Both the visitors and the park beg the park to be more than a park.

Behind the Mask

Two scholars navigate the myths and abstractions attached to marginalized urban neighborhoods, bridging the distance between narratives imposed from outside and residents' experiences and spatial practices.