Urbanism

URBANISM


M'ART

By Mart Stam

Stam argues against the traditional archetypes of the city, 'Even our transformers look like stone-block architecture and our urinals like temples'. Modern architecture must be flexible. Read more

 

FOUCAULT'S BOOMERANG:
THE NEW MILITARY URBANISM

By Stephen Graham

Foucault’s Boomerang is the phenomenon whereby the techniques of overseas military action come back to haunt civilians at home. Read more

 

TEAM 10 PRIMER

By Alison and Peter Smithson

This extract from the Team 10 Primer sets out how cities and communities can be made more comprehensible. Read more

PUBLIC SPACE

By Wim Cuyvers

Control, rules, the role of economy and leisure: Wim Cuyvers raises a myriad of issues around public space. Who is it for and what do they do with it, in it, to it? Read more

 

FORMULARY FOR A NEW
URBANISM

By Ivan Chtcheglov

Written in 1953, this is one of the foundational texts for the Situationist movement, a surreal cri de coeur for a stimulating city. Read more