Lost in theories: a comparative approach of evolution and criticism in urban theories.

September 14, 2011
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Travelling across urban theories and their appliances to nowadays situation in a World 2.0, answering the “what is right?” and “what is wrong?” question is an unsolvable task. All theories appear in reaction the ones to the others, sometimes in parallel, towards time and history. Although the critics toward the modern movement are well known […]

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Reading David Harvey: urbanization as an anti-capitalist crisis syndrome

September 12, 2011
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Since the last months, book stores tables (understood as a relevant tool of defining the global interest) propose a newly centered topic on economics whereas they were until now focused on lifestyle. Symbol of a new era, the popular attention is reoriented toward “capitalism”, word nowadays associated with “end of”, “failure”, “obsolete”, while we can […]

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Dubaï, desertic city or the timeless urbanism

September 9, 2011
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The first impressive thing while landing in Dubaï in the middle of august is this humid hotness, this immediate sensation of suffocation, transforming every transportable glassed surface into a condensation support when the first door slides (good bye beloved new lens of my beloved new camera… I’ll miss you). 18°C inside. 45°C outside. Humidity level: […]

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The light at the end of the tunnel

September 8, 2011
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The question observed by walking down the corridors of the superficial ruins of the Prora’s buildings is neither the concerning its past – never happening – glory, related to its controversed history nor its uncertain future. Ordered by Hitler as a leisure temple, offering a holiday palace for 20000 people, located along the beaches of […]

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