Viewed from the perspective of its raw material, Manhattan’s brassy Seagram Building illuminates architecture’s massive energetic and social consequences.
If the current times are precarious for designers, that insecurity starts with the way their labor is organized. Through the pain of layoffs, pay cuts, furloughs and more, The Architecture Lobby is mobilizing the collective agency of architectural workers within and beyond the office.
Rather than extractive economic development, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative cultivates a vision of home-grown wealth that stays in the borough.
In Sunset Park, a community-owned solar garden promises a new kind of security for long-time residents, and a new life for the industrial waterfront.
This is what democracy looks like: not only public squares, but office buildings. In the Lower East Side, the Peace Pentagon was the source point for four decades of resistance.