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Crowdfunding? What it is and Why You Should Care

This article will  outline the basics of Crowdfunding, defining what it is, how crowdfunding campaigns generally operate, and why you should care. Crowdfunding is a method of raising monetary funds for almost any cause through alternative channels. Typically based online, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Jane Goodall

This spring I had the opportunity to see Jane Goodall speak In Denver. She was full of energy and insights and watching her presentation and presence on stage, you could not believe she was about to turn 79. She had … Continue reading

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Spending time with Spent

I recently purchased a book on the long-time suggestion of my anthropology professor in college. Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior takes a look at modern consumer behavior from the perspective of evolutionary psychology. Seeking to illuminate the unconscious decisions … Continue reading

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Spatial Humanities

I recently came across an article in the New York Times about the relatively new field of spatial-humanities and its application of GIS to discover, interpret and broadcast current and historical information in digital, spatial maps to broaden understanding of … Continue reading

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Walk the City Blindfolded

Ruminating over old notes, projects, travels and the like I happily remembered an exercise, or field trip, I participated in while studying in Copenhagen. As often occurred, the class time for my urban design theory class was devoted to a … Continue reading

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Architecture, Energy and Radical Ecology

I have recently been in contact with a friend and colleague of mine who is currently pursuing his Masters in Architectural Design at The Bartlett School in London, England. Following his blog, as well as corresponding with him, has made … Continue reading

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Google Earth and Architecture

I recently came across the brief synopsis of a book titled Distributed Urbanism. The synopsis briefly discussed the author’s interest in how cities and technology are changing and how architects are responding. This quickly brought to mind many experiences while … Continue reading

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Coney Island then and now: A look at the Pyrotechnic Insanitarium 100 years on

On a recent trip to New York City, I finally made it to see a long time fascination of mine: Coney Island. My interest in Coney Island stems Rem Koolhaas’s analysis of the island in Delirious New York. In his … Continue reading

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What is the value of monumentalism?

This article examines the urbanism of monumentalism in Washington, D.C. and attempts to understand why such an effort is made to maintain the mall as it is. Continue reading

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Language, Architecture and Anthropology

The following paragraphs will seek to shed some light on the anthropological drivers of architects using jargon and superfluous language and the role it plays in architecture. Continue reading

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