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Event 2/21: Resource extraction and urbanism

Storefront for Art and Architecture Presents: The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Environments of Extraction Join Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York for a discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Dr. Paul Fennelly, Rob Holmes, and Justin Fowler on the occasion of the launch of new book The Petropolis of Tomorrow. An excerpt from the Storefront’s event […]

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Juzcar: The Smurf Town

Hollywood takes over the small town of Juzcar and paints it blue to promote their film The Smurfs 2.  See Metro Square   http://metrosquare.blogspot.com/2011/12/juzcar-smurf-town.html#more In 2011, Sony Pictures convinced the residents of Juzcar, a small town in Malaga Spain, to let them paint the entire town blue including the town church and gravestones, to celebrate the […]

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Science On The Go: the Think Tank

New Yorkers love their mobile food carts. The ability to grab gourmet food on the street on the run is kind of a cool thing. But the next big mobile retail outlet isn’t gourmand fig and duck on a stick, rather it’s science. SCIENCE! Enter the Think Tank: a mobile cognitive science lab and education […]

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1,100 Dead in Dhaka Building Collapse

More than a thousand people are dead in a Dhaka garment factory; world’s worst industrial disaster since 1984  Bhopal Tragedy. The question is who is responsible for the death of 1,100 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh? A several-story building filled with garment factory workers collapsed in Dhaka killing more than a thousand people.  This is not the first […]

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EVENT: Wild Urban Plants, Wed. 7/18, 7:00pm

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been hosting a Wednesday Night Lecture Series over the last couple of months. Tonight’s event, and the final of the series, is entitled Wild Urban Plants. The lecture will be given at the 61 Local mezzanine, at 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn. Admission is $5 or free if you renew or […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Best holiday wishes to all our readers! May you keep hydrated and be free of sunburn on July 5th! 2012 might be a year when our founding father’s opinions are being tossed around like they were sitting next to my father’s cousin’s best-friend’s neighbor on the bus this morning, but that is no reason not […]

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EVENT 7/2/12: The Critical and Activist Practice

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is hosting an event that explores “what it means to be Critical and Activist in the context of design/art/architecture/urban practices.” When: MONDAY JUL 02, 06:30 PM Where: Austrian Cultural Forum 11 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022 Why you should go: Perhaps you want to tap into a […]

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The Urban Event Planner: Jackson Heights Garden Tour, June 9 & 10

The problem for the Urban Planner is that there is nothing really to do in your free time. At some point, even the most downtrodden urban decay neighborhood is explored, the latest coffee place with a twist discovered and the craziest gelato flavor tasted. Nothing left but boredom and New York summer lethargy… But wait! […]

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