The Struggle is Real Estate
In Berlin’s city center, an activist-led redevelopment scheme is setting a bold example for rescuing financially valuable public land from privatization and gentrification.
Posts from the Edge
Unfolding alongside New York's latest waterfront planning process, a participatory art project considers what happens when we reorient our attention, and our bodies, toward the city's 520 miles of coastline.
We The News
As local newspapers dwindle, an artist revives New York’s classic newsstand to collect and circulate more diverse stories about immigration.
Radicals and Real Estate
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.
Hacking the Civic Architecture
How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
Board to Death?
Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.
The Need for Collaboration: Design Professionals are a Few Amongst Many
Rather than from consensual understanding, our manner of reaching agreements has evolved from the pressure of the law.
Designers and Citizens as Critical Media Artists
Artists and educators Jesse Shapins and Brian House discuss new directions in urban media arts, connecting maps, dictionaries and the tools of design education.