Cities

CITIES


TWO UNPUB­LISHED NOTES ON
ARCHI­TECTURE

By Guy Debord

The problem of architecture is not that of being seen from without or that of living within. It is in the dialectical relation interior-exterior. Read more

CAN WE OUTSMART
THE SMART CITY?

By Adam Greenfield

No matter how much data is collected and used to run a city, you can't actually make it work, argues Greenfield. Read more

 

TWELVE CAUTIONARY TALES

By Gian Piero Frassinelli

These cautionary tales of urbanism are as visionary, terrifying and funny as anything science fiction has managed to produce. Read more 

 

FOUCAULT'S BOOMERANG:
THE NEW MILITARY URBANISM

By Stephen Graham

The effects on urbanism of the phenomenon whereby the techniques of overseas military action come back to haunt civilians at home. Read more

 
 

URBAN DETECTIVE

By Richard Wentworth

A British artist obsessed with architectural clues, urban oddities and accidental space brings us the case of the rogue orange tree. Read more

 

THE PNYX AND THE AGORA: 
DESIGNING POLITICS

By Richard Sennett

The theatre is as much a pivotal public space as the city square, a venue in which reality is heightened and attention focused. Read more