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Article: Ellen Dunham-Jones on Koolhaas

Here is an interesting article by Ellen Dunham-Jones to follow up on our conversations regarding Koolhaas’  visions and narratives of the contemporary city:  http://places.designobserver.com/feature/rem-koolhaas-irrational-exuberance/37767/

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This notion of « terrain vague » is interesting for me in a way that it is closely linked to my previous subject of investigation on the ABC-MTL exhibition. As showed in my analysis, those empty spaces, are a major point of … Continue reading

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This notion of « terrain vague » is interesting for me in a way that it is closely linked to my previous subject of investigation on the ABC-MTL exhibition. As showed in my analysis, those empty spaces, are a major point of … Continue reading

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Sunshine or Noir

Having lived in the City of Angels and gone through architecture school in the 80’s I can attest to the readings. Benham’s interpretation of LA and its four ecologies reminded me of my fetishism with LA. Coming to the city … Continue reading

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American Suburbs

Here is an eloquent video on the phenomenon of the suburb. It represents different forms of its development and brings a reflection on the sociocultural problems which it leads.

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Suburbia

Fishman contends, “…. the new city is a city a la carte.” A megalopolis based on time rather than space facilitated by the communication technologies, offers new ways of thinking about our cities bound by time and not distance. He … Continue reading

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who is taking what…

Here is the list of the art pieces chosen: Ashley: PoubelleKim: CondoMatt: White SpaceJacynthe: NIP Paysage’s courtyardsZamila: ArchicontreCamille: The sketches of the bus route (sorry I can’t find the correct name)Tanya: AveugleElisabeth: Planespotters

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CCA-MTL Meet the artists

Reminder: today at CCA there are talks with some of the artists participating in this section of ABC-MTL. Today, February 9th: Maxime Larrivee-Roy, Vincent Lalonde-Dupuy, Pierre Moro-Lin, Xavier Coulombe-Murray, Jessica Auer, Douglas Moffat and Kesso Saulnier. http://www.cca.qc.ca/fr/education-evenements/1925-abc-mtl-br-les-artistes-sont-presents

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Paris, Capital of the 19th Century

Here is the link to the short film realized by Benjamin Bardou:

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Contemporary Theory 2

CT2 : Urban Narratives will start on January 14th 2013. Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 207, 8.35

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