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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 (2022) 18 (3): 388–406.
Published: 01 November 2022
... developments in the psychological and neurobiological sciences—the article demonstrates how these, in turn, are efflorescing into new links between the architectural and psychological sciences. The article shows how this scientific discussion is paralleled by developments in urban planning—Ebenezer Howard's...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., an 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...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., and the 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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (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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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 1 Scalar relations produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Inspired by Jaque and Munuera's Transcalar Architecture of Covid-19 ( 2020 ). Image by David Benqué. More
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... a flurry of 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...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and insecurities, telescoped fragments of literary readings from Lewis Carroll’s Alice to Plato’s cave and Lascaux’s grotto. Penetrating the bowels of the hidden architecture offered a temporal journey permeated with images of the Cold War and, simultaneously, a spectacle of James Bond–esque grotesque. It took...
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Cultural Politics (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...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 331–338.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the architecture and planning professions of the catastrophe of modern town planning, City of Panic is also liable to be an important contribution to the formulation of contemporary cultural and political attitudes. Partially due to City of Panic we can, for example, conceivably anticipate that the peace...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Defense and Ecological Struggles . New York : Semiotext(e) . Virilio Paul . 1991 . The Lost Dimension . New York : Semiotext(e) . Virilio Paul . 1994a . Bunker Archeology . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Architectural Press . Virilio Paul . 1994b . The Vision Machine...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., 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 of a virtual...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., 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...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... across many 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...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 297–311.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and retail (3D collectibles), furniture specs (3D measurements), museums and real estate (360° virtual-reality tours), architecture, engineering, and construction (building information models), and “smart” city planning (city information models). Even the planet has been made in model form for precise...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
... aside the common limitations to contact tracing using digital apps—inter alia privacy concerns, adoption rate, and scale—this section explores the social and architectural implications of tracing technologies’ failure. The failure of tracing technologies opens up new avenues to critique the socio...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of slum-clearance activity that led to, in the words of the Department, “uninhabitable basements cleared of inhabitants.” Le Corbusier ([1927] 1986 : 247) would later aestheticize this connection between uninhabitability and slum clearance in Towards a New Architecture : “ Unity in detail and large...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 430–458.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of ruangrupa here account for the beginnings of the collaboration in “movement”—around the provisional time spans and choices of individuals to move “in and out” of an ecosystem of architectural space, urban location/s, friendships and discrete projects—the conversation coheres around an emphatic collective...
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