You will find here web-links to groups and projects of relevance to the course. Some of them are web-platforms for sharing tactics; others are architectural collaboratives that use interdisciplinary methods to respond to contemporary urban conditions. Descriptions provided next to the URL are extracts from the self-descriptions provided by the sites themselves. Please, do share links as you come across them. Thanks!
A new exhibit at the AIA New York Center for Architecture examines the changing function of parks and other open urban centres.
A list of 200 actions compiled by Patsy Van Roost under the direction of Anne-Marie Broudehoux
http://www.spatialagency.net > presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced; by Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till
www.urbancatalyst.net > a platform to explore strategies for temporary use in residual urban areas.
http://spatialjustice.org > Spatial Justice Resources is a non-profit company whose mission is to assist other non-profits, community groups and NGO’s in utilizing data mapping, GIS, GPS, and spatial analysis to describe, measure and analyze issues of possible spatial inequality and injustice.
http://popupcity.net > an online magazine by Amsterdam-based design agency Golfstromen which presents new ideas, trends and strategies for contemporary world cities.
http://experimentcity.net/en > communicates the potential of a culture of creative and participatory sustainable urban development
http://urbz.net and http://http://www.urbanology.org > a collaborative that explores web-based tools for the production and sharing of information by residents and stakeholders; borrows from anthropological methods of direct engagement with people and places (in contrast to data driven approaches). See coverage in Domus: www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/urbz-crowdsourcing-the-city/
http://www.spur.org > a San Francisco non-profited for ideas and actions for a better city
http://www.nolongerempty.org > seeks to widen the public engagement for contemporary art, to promote the work of imaginative and socially-concious artists, and to demonstrate the capacity of art to revitalize communities.
http://www.sentientcity.net/exhibit/ > exhibition and book, with the same title, exploring the proliferation of various types of ambient, mobile, and ubiquitous computer technologies relevant for spatial interventions; curated by Mark Shepard and organized by the Architectural League of New York.
http://www.therighttothecity.com/exhibition.html > an exhibition and publishing project, cosponsored by Tin Sheds Gallery and Architectural Theory Review, bringing together a series of artistic, theoretical and philosophical escape plans
http://labofii.net > ‘Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) exists somewhere between art and activism, poetry and politics.’
http://losangeles.superfront.org/2010/01/unplanned-research-experiments-at-the-urban-scale/ > exhibition; see also the coverage in Domus: http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/the-architectural-agonism-of-the-unplanned-a-play-in-ten-acts/
http://www.storefrontnews.org/programming/exhibitions?c=&p=&e=458 > Strategies for Public Occupation, exhibition at the Storefront for Architecture, New York.
http://www.publicarchitecture.org > promotes pro-bono design
http://www.bmwguggenheimlab.org/urbanologyonline > a game devised by BMW Guggenheim Lab