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Monthly Archives: December 2010

What we’re reading: TAKE Space (Issue 4.2)

A Kahnawake ironworker atop a column in New York City in the 1960s [photo credit: KANIEN’KEHAKA ONKWAWENNA RAOTITIOHKWA CULTURAL CENTER] TAKE‘s Space issue (May 2010) considers the spatialities of digital and lived environments. Videoconferencing collapses geography and shifts social spaces from offices to screens, making one more aware than ever before of the different layers […]

Book Review: Rethinking the Informal City

Hernandez, F., Kellett, P. and Allan, L. (eds.) Rethinking the Informal City: Critical Perspectives from Latin America. 2010. Oxford: Berghahn Books. 240 pp. ISBN 978-1-84545-582-8 Reviewed by Melanie Lombard, Global Urban Research Centre, University of Manchester (UK) [cc image credit: eflon] The authors of this edited volume make a worthwhile and timely contribution to the […]

Plane of Immanence, Line of Flight

Fiona Banner: Harrier and Jaguar 2010 Tate Britain Duveens Commission Angular planes fragment the solidity of space…  Brought down to Earth, the jet becomes a discarded plaything, a child’s toy which nonetheless suggests something of the libido of technology and war. – Rob

Climate Change and the Urban Future

At Cancun this week , where delegates are discussing the 16th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) demanded that the focus on states be shifted toward a stress on peoples and a more local and specific vision of climate impacts. Kirt Ejesiak, Vice President of ICC Canada, voiced the […]