Archive for the 'Urbanism' Category

To the ground

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Reading: JG Ballard High Rise Listening to: Theo Parrish First Floor Iain Sinclair in the LRB on the razing of East London for the 2012 Olympics: The scam of scams was always the Olympics: Berlin in 1936 to Beijing in 2008. Engines of regeneration. Orgies of lachrymose nationalism. War by other means. Warrior-athletes watched, from […]


Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Above: J. Mourinho, kode9 and Burial in a press briefing. Not pictured: Burial. Just a few short notes because I’m too deep in comp studying to do any more for the next while: John says the long-awaited second issue of Woofah is currently at the printers and should be hitting shops shortly. More of the […]

Monu 8: Call for Submissions

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Bernd Upmeyer from Monu (Magazine on Urbanism) has alerted me to their current call for papers.  Issue #8 will be titled Border Urbanism: When cities are located close to borders, they often foster very specific economic features and urban anomalies, which can not be found in cities located in the very centre of a country. […]

Unhome: Vadding the Man-made Unknown

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

A while back at BLDGBLOG: ‘Drains of Canada – An Interview with Michael Cook’ – fits well with my troglodyte bit (also John Eden’s sewering in Bow E3), and reminds me to do a tribute that I began but never posted two years ago. . . . “…a triad of paranoia, sleep deprivation and heavy […]

Troglodytes of the Urban Imagination

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Colonies gone native in the infrastructure, perennial fixation of the urban industrial psyche. … “The southern end of the tunnel is flooded, an invitation to a refreshing swim. For a moment it seems that others have already followed this invitation and are now splashing around a deep pit in the tunnel’s middle, their muted laughter […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Disconnected: In more ways than one. I’m moving this week and likely won’t have much access to the internet for several days. So no posts and patchier than usual email response. Monu: It’s not new but I recently discovered a copy of Monu at the local newsagent. Monu simply stands for Magazine on Urbanism. It’s […]