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  • “There Are No Demonstrations in Disneyland”
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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...

  • Container Riff
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    Container Riff

    Published in the exhibition catalogue Present and Futures. Architecture in Cities. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 1996

  • "The Great Empty"
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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...