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

Atelier Bow-Wow > architectural practice; recent work, Koisuru-Buta Laboratory, featured in Domus.  > presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced; by Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till  > a platform to explore  strategies for temporary use in residual urban areas. > 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. > an online magazine by Amsterdam-based design agency Golfstromen which presents new ideas, trends and strategies for contemporary world cities. > communicates the potential of a culture of creative and participatory sustainable urban development and http:// > 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: > a San Francisco non-profited for ideas and actions for a better city > 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.  > 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. > 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 > ‘Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) exists somewhere between art and activism, poetry and politics.’ > exhibition; see also the coverage in Domus: > Strategies for Public Occupation, exhibition at the Storefront for Architecture, New York. > promotes pro-bono design > a game devised by BMW Guggenheim Lab


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