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Published: 01 March 2013
Figure 10   Preserving historical architecture and communities is a complicated issue, because in the past the government's policy of redeveloping the old town areas ( laocheng gaizao ) simply meant replacing old houses with new ones. The popular slogan from the early 1990s, “A new image every More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... opportunity for queuers to be monetized. The intellectual origins of these queuing systems in cybernetics theory are considered here, and the economics of queue-jumping are addressed. A case study examines Stansted Airport in London, designed by the well-known architectural firm Foster Associates and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Malcolm Miles Metabolism was an important Japanese movement in architecture in the postwar period, drawing on both international modernism and elements of Japanese vernacular building. Like international modernism, Metabolism addressed both building design and urban planning; it used new...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... heritage business has become increasingly interested in exploiting public curiosity towards the remains of recent conflict. This article positions current work about bunkers within the context of postwar debates surrounding modernist aesthetics – minimalism in art, brutalism in architecture – and the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Shannon Mattern For millennia, mud and its geologic analogues have bound together our media, urban, architectural, and environmental histories. Some of the first writing surfaces, clay and stone, were the same materials used to construct ancient city walls and buildings, whose facades also...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 155–160.
Published: 01 July 2008
... architecture war memory Figure 1 Murals in the 41 Squadron hangar, Coltishall. These were painted for a “welcome home” ball after the first Gulf War of 1991. Exhausted cartoon aircraft chase moustachioed missiles across rusting steel doors. Figure 1. Murals in the 41 Squadron hangar, Coltishall. These...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... theorization in architecture in the ensuing decades, eager to provoke an architectural mainstream which is deeply conservative. This architectural conservatism is protected by institutions, and at the heart of these institutions is a body of architectural knowledge – sustained by a grand illusion – that has a...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 July 2016
...May Ee Wong Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth , edited by Architecture Forensic , Berlin : Sternberg Press , 2014 , 744 pages, 825 color and black-and-white illustrations, €28.00 , ISBN 978-3-95679-011-9 © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 Published by the Forensic Architecture...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 417–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jason Clemence The Architecture of David Lynch , by Martin Richard , London : Bloomsbury Press , 2014 , 240 pages, $39.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4725-0881-2 © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 David Lynch’s filmography has been the subject of exhaustive academic and critical attention...
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Published: 01 March 2013
friends to sing along with a music video using a microphone for entertainment purpose). The often unappealing planning and architecture of county seats does not stop villagers from migrating to them in search of a better life. (Photo: Hunan Province) Figure 2 . County seats are the closest and most More
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Published: 01 November 2013
Karnataka before being shipped down the coast by sea. This work addresses the issue of colonialism while echoing the surrounding architecture of the colonial-era spice warehouse it is housed within. The legacy of abandoned buildings utilized by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale attests to the visible history of More
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
...: I refuse to become what you call “normal.” Jean-Luc Godard, Alphaville (1965) Questions of the panicked structures and spaces of the city are at the center of intellectual investigation across a variety of fields from cultural politics and architecture to cultural geography and literature. The...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... aspects of our daily lives. In their coedited collection Virilio and Visual Culture (2013), John Armitage and Ryan Bishop testify to Virilio’s rich life of intellectual engagement, from the 1950s and his writings on architecture through to the 1980s, and his more celebrated contributions to debates on...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 42–52.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Figure 10   Preserving historical architecture and communities is a complicated issue, because in the past the government's policy of redeveloping the old town areas ( laocheng gaizao ) simply meant replacing old houses with new ones. The popular slogan from the early 1990s, “A new image every...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... several places, announced that the city as we know it – the concrete, urban, crowded, architectural city – is entering its virtual death. 1 For Virilio then, there is no future for a thought that remains nostalgic for such a space. Instead of a real, telluric city, thought should traverse the contours...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
... microunit, the house . Unless drastic measures are taken to save it, the whole capitalist system throughout the civilized world will be wrecked within a year. Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman, as quoted in Architectural Forum , 1931 The onset of emergency in 1929–1932 focused the attention of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 March 2006
... inscribed in the built environment. Guy considers the “shadow architectures” of specific sites and spaces such as the Reichstag and the Berlin Wall. In a rather different way, Matthew Farish analyzes how the Cold War nuclear threat shaped urban planning practices and understandings. The initial shadow cast...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 415–419.
Published: 01 November 2014
... into a more political discussion of the issues of labor or social impact. In terms of architecture-relevant software, the book does address Zaha Hadid’s Istanbul Kartal/Pendik district urban-renewal plan, as one example of software culture’s impact as the “variable grid” style of design. However, the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 320–329.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Fair. Today this site is a monumental project of upscale eco-friendly condominiums built for the 2010 Winter Olympic Village. Architecturally, this is a lackluster and conservative, city-planned enterprise of what should have been a dynamic example of urban renewal. These images reveal many things, not...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 83–97.
Published: 01 March 2016
... was inspired by imagining shoes as small-scale architecture, and Galahad Clark, a seventh-generation member of the Clark shoemaking dynasty, who has collaborated with a number of prominent designers such as Zaha Hadid and Ross Lovegrove, as well as Iris van Herpen. Although extravagantly innovative in...