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The Dig: Real Estate Capitalism And Gentrification With Samuel Stein Jacobin Radio podcast
"What is gentrification? It isn't just about what was once known as the hipster and is still known as the artist, the telltale warning signs of impending demographic change. It's part of an entire political-economic order that has made real estate global capitalism's most prized asset for storing wealth—one that has helped bend place-based urban governments to the will of mobile, and thus more powerful, capital. Dan interviews Samuel Stein on his book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State."
realestate  samuelstein  2019  gentrification  capitalism  neoliberalism  finance  realestatefinancialcomplex  money  wealth  cities  urban  urbanism  urbanplanning  inequality  shelter  labor  policy  newdeal  urbanrenewal 
may 2019 by robertogreco
"Cal-Earth, the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing solutions to the human need for shelter through research, development, and education in earth architecture. We envision a world in which every person is empowered to build a safe and sustainable home with their own hands, using the earth under their feet."
architecture  housing  shelter  sustainability  california  hesperia 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Unstable Territory. Borders and identity in contemporary art - we make money not art
"There's a couple of cities where i keep going over and over again just because they have an art center worth a several hour long journey. Some of them may or may not be on your usual culture map. There's Eindhoven, Hasselt, Manchester and there's Florence where i traveled again a few weeks ago to see the exhibition Unstable Territory. [ ] Borders and identity in contemporary art at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina.

The show presents artwork that reconsiders the notion of territory in a time when the obsolescence of concepts such as the nation state and borders coincides with new forms of nationalism and a corollary desire to affirm the individuality of a community or to protect their privileges with the construction of new physical demarcations. The map of the walls being erected to separate people from each other that The Guardian has recently published illustrates the extent of the latter tendency.

The astonishing development of mobility for both people and goods, the digitisation of communication and knowledge, migration and an increasingly global economy have all radically changed people's perception of territories, borders and boundaries. In view of the instability of these concepts crucial to the definition of personal identity, two different -though not necessarily conflicting - trends appear to be taking shape: one based on seeking shelter in the safety and proximity of the micro-territory, the region or even the family; the other, as theorised by sociologist Ulrich Beck, involving a new conception of cosmopolitanism in its most democratic and egalitarian sense."
wmmna  réginedebatty  art  borders  boundaries  economics  globalization  cosmopolitanism  richardmosse  adambroomberg  oliverchanarin  paolocirio  zannybegg  oliverressler  antonionegri  ariellaazoulay  sandromezzadra  thecoolcouple  simonesantilli  niccolòbenetton  territory  identity  glvo  mobility  migration  immigration  instability  shelter  safety  proximity  ulrichbeck 
november 2013 by robertogreco
The mission: never come back (Ships Not Shelters, a non-Earth heterotopia) : socks-studio
“–Evadere ad auras,
Hoc opus, hic labor est.”

To escape into the upper air,
This is the task, this is the labour.

The underlying premise behind Ships not Shelters is to abandon the idea of shelter, in favour of the development of unstatic in transit non-Earth living situations.

Published by the Peckham Outer-Space Initiative, a thinktank of sort, formed by the guys at Anvil and El Ultimo Grito, the handy manifesto (170 pages), is an overall ode to the ship (both physical and mental) as a tool for the prospect and fascination of the uncharted, aiming at the evolution of human species and its culture. A vehicle as a solution to current forms of planetary based society and living:"

[See also: via ªª ºº]
peckhamouter-spaceinitiative  space  shelter  ships  spaceships  nomads  neo-nomads  unstatic  design  architecture 
september 2011 by robertogreco
The Ecology Center
"This first edition of Backyard Skills offers a collection of 19 Do-It-Yourself solutions, practices and projects to help get you going. Divided up into five themed chapters – WATER, ENERGY, FOOD, SHELTER and WASTE – Backyard Skills was inspired by The Ecology Center’s Do-It-Yourself workshop series held on site in 2009-2010.

This means that real-life folks, members of our local and your global community, have already gotten a taste of how these simple projects can make a big difference. And, now, it’s your turn to put these ideas to work on a bigger scale."
books  sustainability  food  backyard  classideas  environment  glvo  waste  water  shelter  energy  diy  systems  systemsthinking  bighere  theecologycenter 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Lloyd’s Blog
"Lloyd Kahn is the editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, an independent California publisher. Shelter Publications specializes in books on building and architecture, as well as health and fitness. Lloyd’s latest book is Builders of the Pacific Coast."
lloydkahn  building  homes  housing  houses  tinyhomes  self-sufficiency  energy-efficiency  architecture  blogs  books  environment  sustainability  shelter  recycling  design  glvo 
november 2010 by robertogreco
SHELTER on Vimeo
"Lloyd Kahn claims that shelter is more than a roof over your head. As the author and publisher of over a dozen books on home construction, Lloyd has been grappling with the concept of home, physically and psychically, for over five decades. Situated in the financial and housing crisis, this film profiles Lloyd's ideas on do-it-yourself construction and sustainability."
architecture  diy  houses  happiness  handmade  construction  design  documentary  building  community  craft  housing  glvo  lloydkahn  geodesicdomes  counterculture  shelter  sustainability  reuse  jasonsussberg 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Design For The Displaced: Using Textiles To Create A Home - Core77
The Displaced Project by Raneen Nosh, of Citizen Designer, questions the emotional impact of displacement and explores the meaning of home for those who have been affected by damaging events such as natural disasters or political conflict. Nosh, a recent graduate from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, created a textile-based object that is "designed to suit the nomadic needs of a displaced person, while also serving to recreate a sense of domestic comfort to preserve personal and cultural memory."
neo-nomads  nomads  textiles  clothing  wearable  shelter  housing  design  wearables 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Waterpod Is a Floating Green Home in New York City -
"The Waterpod isn’t the only project exploring water-based living. Last year, Patri Friedman, a former Google engineer, co-founded the Seasteading Institute, based in Palo Alto, Calif., which is developing a floating home based on the design of an oil rig, with $500,000 in financing from Peter Thiel, a PayPal founder. Mr. Friedman, who said he sees the ocean as “a new frontier for pioneers to try things out,” plans to have a single-family prototype built next year, and has set a goal of housing 100,000 people in the next 25 years."
nomads  neo-nomads  environment  sustainability  art  design  architecture  homes  housing  shelter  future  mobility  floating  oceans  water  waterpod 
june 2009 by robertogreco
"Michael Jantzen is an internationally known artist/ designer whose work has been featured in hundreds of articles in books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world. His work has also been presented on various TV and radio programs, and in many galleries. Some of his designs have been exhibited at the National Building Museum, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York."
michaeljantzen  architecture  environment  sustainability  energy  wind  structures  homes  shelter  design  sculpture 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Waterpod™ Project
"floating, sculptural, eco-habitat designed for the rising tides. It will depart on May 1, 2009, from the Newtown Creek between Brooklyn & Queens, navigate down the East River, explore the waters of New York Harbor, docking at several Manhattan piers on the Hudson River before continuing onward.The Waterpod demonstrates future pathways for water-based innovations. As a sustainable, navigable living space, the Waterpod showcases the critical importance of the environment and art, serving as a model for new living, d.i.y. technologies, art & dialogue. It illustrates positive interactions between communities: private and corporate; artistic and social; aquatic and terrestrial while exploring the cultural richness of New York's five boroughs and beyond. The Waterpod embodies self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, learning and curiosity, human expression and creative exploration."
nomads  neo-nomads  environment  sustainability  art  design  architecture  homes  housing  shelter  future  mobility  floating  oceans  water  waterpod 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Waterpod: A Nomad Habitation for the Climate Changed Future - Dwell Blog -
"While scientists usually get the big headlines for research and forecasts related to global warming, many artists and designers are proposing their own noteworthy responses to this monumental problem. As resources are extinguished and species go extinct, populations explode and oceans rise, we need radically creative thinking to make sufficiently drastic change. The world of art and design is a likely idea incubator.

In the spring of 2009, a collective of artists will launch a new work called Waterpod that proposes a lifestyle shift toward waterborne nomadism, beginning on the East River with a group of eager and willing collaborators. Waterpod is a floating shelter designed to house a small community, capable of moving with tides and floods while keeping its clutch safe and dry."
nomads  neo-nomads  environment  sustainability  art  design  architecture  homes  housing  shelter  future  mobility  floating  oceans  water  waterpod 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Upgrading from a cardboard box for the homeless - Los Angeles Times
"a snug mobile shelter called an EDAR (short for Everyone Deserves a Roof), a covered contraption that looks like the offspring of a shopping cart and a pop-up camper...brainchild of Peter Samuelson, a philanthropist and film producer whose credits include "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Arlington Road.""
homeless  homelessness  shelter  homes  housing  emergencies  design  nomads  neo-nomads 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Project 10 to the 100th
"Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible." "Categories:
google  activism  change  crowdsourcing  philanthropy  society  sustainability  innovation  world  gamechanging  classideas  tcsnmy  funding  competition  development  lcproject  community  energy  health  healthcare  education  learning  environment  shelter 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Slideshow: Instant Housing and Designing for Disaster
"A growing number of architects and designers is exploring humanitarian design for people displaced by a natural disaster or other emergency. This gallery shows some of the most promising quick-fix shelters, from inflatable concrete tents to houses made f
shelter  emergencies  architecture  design  housing  homes  disasters 
october 2007 by robertogreco
SHRIMP (Sustainable Housing for Refugees via Mass Production) Refugee Housing » Portfolio » Vestal Design
"attempt to bring housing and other relief to large displaced or homeless populations, especially those who have suffered in a natural disaster. Providing shelter to a family of four, it folds up into 1/4 of a shipping container for efficient deployment"
prefab  shelter  homes  housing  emergencies  disaster  architecture  design 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Casa Segura
"combines a sheltered room on private land in the Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona with a bilingual web space that facilitates creative exchange and understanding...proposes private property owners on the border to create a life-saving beacon in the des
activism  architecture  art  borders  migration  immigration  mexico  us  culture  shelter  politics 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Schlafstelle Beta
"Thomas Walde's Schlafstelle Beta (a place to sleep named beta), a beach house"
architecture  housing  homes  shelter  travel  vacation 
october 2006 by robertogreco

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