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  • The Pandemic Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?
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    The Pandemic Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?

    When the coronavirus exploded across Europe in March 2020, city dwellers throughout Europe began to leave, some to avoid the virus, others to escape cramped and pricey apartments or to connect more with the natural world. Now, nearly a year after the first lockdowns, this The New York Times...

  • What It Takes to Make a Home
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    What It Takes to Make a Home

    The documentary film produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture follows a conversation between two architects, from Vienna and Los Angeles, who have been searching for long-term strategies for housing the homeless. Focussing on some causes and conditions of homelessness, the film questions...

  • Post-Covid architecture policy: towards a “great shared space”
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    Post-Covid architecture policy: towards a “great shared space”

    The effect that COVID-19 is having on urban planning—promotion of active mobility or renaturalisation of cities—essentially means an acceleration of already existing trends. The urban planner Alain Guiheux would like to go even further and, in this AOC article, calls for a great shared space, an...

  • In Defence of Walking
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    In Defence of Walking

    La colección de ensayos del escritor británico Matthew Beaumont, The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City, recomendada por el Financial Times como uno de los mejores libros sobre arquitectura publicados este año explora la relación entre el caminar, pensar y escribir....

  • The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt
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    The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt

    Barcelona, which has been introducing measures to gain public space for pedestrians and bicycles for some years now, has intensified its tactical urbanism activity during the pandemic. These swift, economical projects, some one-off and others more systemic, are not exempt of controversy. El País...

  • "Practising the politics of difference in a shared space enriches coexistence"
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    "Practising the politics of difference in a shared space enriches coexistence"

    In the Shared Spaces capsule, Tim Ingold argues in favour of physical presence in personal contacts at a time when our communication is increasingly indirect and through digital means.