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Rob Walker
Infrastructure Field Trips
John Thackara
Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens
Alexandra Lange, and Mark Lamster
Lunch with the Critics: Fourth-Annual Year-End Awards
12.06.13

Our intrepid critics, Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster, celebrate (and castigate) the best and worst architecture and design of 2013.

Rick Poynor
Belgian Solutions: The True State of Things?
10.30.13

The foul-ups or “Belgian solutions” in a new book of street photographs are simply the way things are.

John Thackara
Trust Is Not An Algorithm
Observed
Parking Meter History
03.12.13

The history of the parking meter — originally designed to have a positive affect on traffic flow and shopping.

Philip Nobel
Oops: Understanding Failure
03.12.13

A review of To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, by Henry Petroski.

Observed
A Campaign to Save The Post Office
02.14.13

Tucker Nichols is campaigning to save the Post Office.

Observed
Forgotten Tube Stations
01.08.13

A graphic tribute to the forgotten stations of the London Underground.

Observed
Celebrate World Toilet Day
11.19.12

2.6 billion people don't have access to a toilet. For them poop can be poison.

Alexandra Lange
Knolling Your Polling Place
Rob Walker
The Infrastructure of the Cloud
06.01.12

On the material structures we depend on to deliver us the immaterial digital world.

John Thackara
Design In The Light of Dark Energy
02.14.12

A shortened version of a talk on why the world has to reduce energy consumption, the five per cent energy solution and some of the people around the world who are leading the way.

Alexandra Lange
Lessons from the High Line
10.31.11

How can the High Line become a new paradigm, and not a dead end?

Alexandra Lange
What Makes Architecture Useful?
Alexandra Lange
An Atlas of Possibility
06.01.11

The Institute for Urban Design's By the City/For the City project provokes crowd-sourced possibilities for New York's future.

Alexandra Lange
Jane Jacobs Is Still Watching
05.11.10

Despite my dislike of Jane Jacobs's beef with architects and planners, so many points seem strangely prescient.

Roger Martin
Design Thinking Comes to the U.S. Army
05.03.10

Design is almost overnight the centerpiece of military doctrine and the U.S. Army has gotten design thinking quite right. The struggle to get design thinking ensconced in Army doctrine, though, is no easy feat.

Alexandra Lange
Welcome to Fort Brooklyn
03.01.10

Let us sincerely hope that the Atlantic Terminal Entrance in Brooklyn, a gateway to the LIRR and the hub’s many subways, marks the end of empty transport monumentality.

Ernest Beck
GlobalTap
01.28.10

Report on prototype for GlobalTap water refilling stations.

Rachel Berger
A Makeover for the BART Map
01.08.10

Unlike the notorious 1972 Massimo Vignelli redesign of the New York City subway map, the new BART map didn't make much of a splash in graphic design circles.

Aspen Editors
Aspen Design Summit Report: Sustainable Food and Childhood Obesity
11.24.09

At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the Sustainable Food Project focused on accelerating the shift from a global, abstract food system to a regional, real food system via a robust portfolio of activities — including a grand challenge and a series of youth-engagement programs.

Jonathan Schultz
Better Place
09.22.09

Report on Better Place, winner of the 2009 INDEX Award in the Community category.


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