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  • February 9, 2015

    Beastly Designs

    Zoos are strange, wondrous and beguiling institutions. They are instructive and detrimental, compassionate and cruel, culturally specific but universally appealing and architecturally unlike any other construction. ...

  • January 5, 2015


    What was lost along with the disappearance of animal life in urban centers? Clearly there were problems with the 18th and 19th century modes of urban animal life but surely there were benefits. How can we learn from past periods of beastly cohabitation? I think it would makes us all the more human....

  • December 8, 2014

    On Resiliency; Part 1

    Recent articles published by Ross Exo Adams, Bruce Braun, and Marc Neocleous, in response to two major works on resilient design, the Rising Current's show at MoMA in 2010 and the more recent Rebuild By Design show illustrate that "resilience", is not necessarily the all-positive, progressive and knowledgeable term that I had once embraced....

  • November 25, 2014

    Follow-up: Interview with Rona Binay

    Recently our founder and editor Ned Dodington was able to catch-up with Rona Binay, a young designer working in New York and the author of the previously posted project "Coexist." She was generous enough to share some of her thoughts with him. Here's what they discussed....