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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... agenda to the technical project of adaptation. An analysis of interventions aimed at building social infrastructure throughout the city’s hydrological systems reveals how the inclusion of the urban poor is enacted through practices of measurement. While urban politics in Latin America has long revolved...
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Public Culture (1 September 1994) 6 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Ackbar Abbas Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Building on Disappearance: Hong Kong Architecture and the City Ackbar Abbas “Space” and “Place” Another luxury...
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Published: 01 January 2014
Figure 3 “We Build and Live: How a New Area Comes to Be,” Din egen stad (1965) . Source: Södertälje Stadsarkiv Figure 3. “We Build and Live: How a New Area Comes to Be,” Din egen stad (1965). Source: Södertälje Stadsarkiv More
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 153–185.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Figure 3 “We Build and Live: How a New Area Comes to Be,” Din egen stad (1965) . Source: Södertälje Stadsarkiv Figure 3. “We Build and Live: How a New Area Comes to Be,” Din egen stad (1965). Source: Södertälje Stadsarkiv ...
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Public Culture (1 September 2014) 26 (3 (74)): 379–392.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Noah Arjomand In this essay, the libraries of Kabul serve as a microcosm of the international “capacity-building” project in Afghanistan. Visions of modern and digital library systems have run into the realities of donors interested in quick “success stories” more than programs that work long-term...
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Public Culture (1 May 2016) 28 (2 (79)): 261–289.
Published: 01 May 2016
... has followed suit, even as dwindling water supplies are being opaquely and unequally distributed. To make sense of the situation, I propose, through an exploration of the crisis’s origins and recent developments that builds on over one year of ethnographic fieldwork, a new approach to ecological...
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Public Culture (1 September 2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
... classic metabolism, in which food was fuel, providing energy and building blocks to the body. Accordingly, metabolic disorders—treatments for which are the explicit aim of much of this research—are increasingly explained and intervened in as regulatory crises, asynchronies, or instances of misinformation...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 25–50.
Published: 01 January 2014
... promote “appropriate technology,” emphasizing both the diffusion of hardware and technical skill and democratic, “participatory” social relations. The activists’ efforts fell along multiple lines, including policy and hands-on technical work to build hardware, but they considered their work to occur...
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Public Culture (1 January 2012) 24 (1 (66)): 185–216.
Published: 01 January 2012
... recovery, market logics used in recovery to build stock portfolios of recovery companies, the circulation of affect as a resource for profit, and the growth of nongovernmental and charity organizations that ended up doing the work that government contractors failed to do. Responding to growing cries for...
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Public Culture (1 September 2012) 24 (3 68): 509–534.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Chandra Mukerji This essay builds on theories of space and power, addressing the question of how spaces can exercise pedagogical power with political effects. It focuses empirically on the gardens of Versailles in seventeenth-century France, when the park was used to promote the view of France as...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... were rather “forced out” or “blown out” from the buildings. This article explores the phenomena of jumping and falling and questions why it was impossible to commit suicide on September 11. Through an analysis of Richard Drew’s photograph The Falling Man , visual artist Paul Chan’s series The 7 Lights...
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Public Culture (1 September 2011) 23 (3 (65)): 541–549.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gökçe Günel Arguably serving as a cenotaph for the fourteenth-century explorer, Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall constitutes an insular space for which history, geography, and climate have been produced. This essay studies the spatial strategies used and represented therein and argues that the building...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 349–355.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Mark Jackson Duke University Press 2007 “Unfinished Saraswati with Plastic Bag” and Other Photos Mark Jackson Figure 1  Building site, Kasaba Public Culture 19:2  doi 10.1215/08992363-2006-040 Copyright 2007 by Duke University Press...
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Public Culture (1 January 1995) 8 (1): 177–185.
Published: 01 January 1995
... thing are modern. To restore a building is neither to maintain it nor to repair it: it is to reestablish it in a complete state, . . . This program demandsjrst of all that each building or each part of a building be restored in the style which belongs to them, not only as to appearance but...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 210–221.
Published: 01 January 1999
... prac- tice of conservation. Over the last fifteen years a series of preservation campaigns has sought to save old structures and sites, to restore the “cultural heritage” of the islands. From the development of museums in colonial landmark buildings, to tourist promotions brandishing an Oriental...
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Public Culture (1 May 2001) 13 (2): 293–298.
Published: 01 May 2001
... architecture but also by the way the buildings fit together. This ensemble matters as much as the city’s individual structures. My work contemplates how these structures relate to each other. Their spatial relationships and resultant patterns create an urban fabric—tightly...
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Public Culture (1 September 1998) 10 (3): 549–575.
Published: 01 September 1998
... and St. Mark's Alexandria.” In Empire Building: Orientalism and Victorian Architecture. London: Routledge. Gouda , Frances . 1995. Dutch Culture Overseas: Colonial Practice in the Netherlands Indies 1900–1942. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Jameson , Fredric . 1991...
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Public Culture (1 January 1999) 11 (1): 295–312.
Published: 01 January 1999
... obstacles that interfered with the opening of new avenues adorned with modern buildings of eclectic architecture, Mayor Francisco Pereira Passos from 1902 to 1906 sought to transform the antiquated capital into a modest ver- sion of the Parisian...
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Public Culture (1 September 2002) 14 (3): 643.
Published: 01 September 2002
... metropolitan area with its small buildings (150 sq. ft absence of landscaping, and proximity to a major highway. Though designed to accom...
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Public Culture (1 September 2010) 22 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... own right and thus has dismantled the territory that appeared familiar. The term architecture can be used only tentatively to describe the common spatial language that has been adapted to unusual uses in the occupied Palestinian cities and refugee camps. The everyday syntax of building, digging...