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    «The world after coronavirus»

    Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian, professor, and writer, asks what the world will be like after the pandemic. In this article in the Financial Times he warns that we are faced with two extraordinarily significant choices, between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment, and nationalist isolation and global solidarity.

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    “There Are No Demonstrations in Disneyland”

    With the death of the architect, professor, critic, and essayist Michael Sorkin , we recall that public space was one of his main concerns. As early as 1992, he warned of the danger of turning cities into theme parks. Here is his book Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space, which is available online.

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    "The Great Empty"

    The architecture critic at The New York Times , ponders photographs of ghost cities around the world as he reflects on public spaces that are presently deserted because of the pandemic. The images are dystopian yet also hopeful, since the aim of the collective confinement is to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. The day that the normal throbbing of everyday life fills public spaces once again, their formal beauty, now frozen, will regain its meaning.