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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 415–441.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jerome Whitington Singapore climate change adaptation planning for water infrastructure is assessed against the concept of “vital security systems.” Cast against the historicity of water planning and postcolonial urbanism, water supply, coastal protection, and flood control are understood in terms...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 2 California’s water circulation system. Wikimedia Commons Figure 2. California’s water circulation system. Wikimedia Commons More
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 2 Singapore’s water system as a semiclosed loop. Note that the two “climate-independent taps” are at the symbolic center of the circle meant to bypass rainfall and storm water management as natural variables. Illustration by the author based on Public Utilities Board 2014a. Figure 2 More
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 4 Water trucks lining up at night at a water intake system in Wyalusing, PA. Photograph by Nina Berman Figure 4. Water trucks lining up at night at a water intake system in Wyalusing, PA. Photograph by Nina Berman More
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 129–164.
Published: 01 January 2017
... became an important site for reconsidering the parameters of social transformation amid increasing knowledge of the fragility of the global ecological system. Of interest in the Olgyays’ diagrams, even more than the methods they proposed, are the conditions for the human that they imagined. 2017...
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Figure 18 George Van Dyne, “An Ecosystem Is an Integrated Complex of Living and Non-living Components,” from Ecosystems, Systems Ecology, and Systems Ecologists (1966) Figure 18. George Van Dyne, “An Ecosystem Is an Integrated Complex of Living and Non-living Components,” from Ecosystems More
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Adam Kotsko Adam Kotsko analyzes the current political conjuncture in the United States through the lens of political theology, which he understands as fundamentally a study of systems of legitimacy. From this perspective, the neoliberal order is not merely an economic or political order but also...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 2 An example of the kind of screened interface that EUROSUR is meant to enable. This particular image is drawn from a beta version of the system in 2013. The system and the kinds of interfaces it supports are continuously being updated by specialized personnel at Frontex. Figure 2 More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 1 A side street in Beit Hanina after a few hours of rain. Many streets have no paving or drainage system. Photograph by author. Figure 1. A side street in Beit Hanina after a few hours of rain. Many streets have no paving or drainage system. Photograph by author. More
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 1 Lovers , by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound installation with five projectors, two sound systems, two slide projectors, and slides (color, sound). Figure 1. Lovers, by Teiji Furuhashi, 1994. Computer-controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound More
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Figure 11 Oscar Niemeyer, Hélio Uchoa, Rafael Cotufo, and Eduardo Kneese de Mello, Palace of the Nations, São Paulo Fourth Centennial Fair, 1949. From Olgyay and Olgyay, Solar Control and Shading Devices (1957). The “sun mask” is at top in the center, showing how the shading system More
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Figure 2 An example of the kind of screened interface that EUROSUR is meant to enable. This particular image is drawn from a beta version of the system in 2013. The system and the kinds of interfaces it supports are continuously being updated by specialized personnel at Frontex. Figure 2...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 533–555.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Josh Kun This essay focuses on the contemporary migrant musical practices of mobile Mexican DJ sound systems, or sonidos. Operating on both sides of the US-Mexico border, sonidos use the DJ mix as a form of musical communication and community that both moves between the United States and Mexico...
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Public Culture (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 (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and in light of current issues, their conversation touches on topics such as how migration relates to political and economic processes, the continuously shifting landscape of global cities, and how complex systems change. 2016 capital cities globalization labor migration Shamus Khan (SK): I...
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Public Culture (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 (2019) 31 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2019
... as a field within which knowledge is produced and legitimated, and also how these constructed knowledges are marketed and circulated to consuming publics. I focus on two spheres of knowledge production—the legal system and the media—to demonstrate how each contains technologies of truth-making, and I argue...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (1): 21–43.
Published: 01 January 2019
... in particular to the height and gender of Le Corbusier’s Modulor Man, I argue that the forgotten system of measurement has much to teach us about the affective economies that underpin modernity and ongoing practices of measurement. Copyright 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 gender height Le...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
... politics and the actual production of such an archive through social and technical systems that preexist it. Such experiments in self-archiving, the essay argues, are crucial to better understanding power and collective agency in the context of digital media. Copyright 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 January 2020
...-formation and self-reclamation. The author also relies on the theoretical works of critical race, queer, and feminist scholars to frame how that resistance—whether in the form of sexual freedom, reproductive choice, or independence from traditional systems of labor—represents a critical site of possibility...