"Often, the question of which place-names stick is about which ones hit our ears right."
On both sides of the border, artivistas—art activists—infuse their creative and political work with minority struggle and solidarity.
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?
Ten years ago today, Spain’s “15M” movement burst on the scene. In short order, everything changed. Or has it?
Revealing the multiple histories of disability justice can expand how we think of and design the places we build.
How to explain the miracle of an institution as gargantuan, complex, and pivotal to society as “government”? Watch Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall.
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
We can begin where we live, because our neighbors and neighborhoods shape us in ways that are invisible but invigorating.
Housing-justice movements ask: How can unhoused people be considered trespassers on state-owned land?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
In Delhi—a city of 17 million people—7.2 million residents already qualified for food aid before the pandemic. After, the numbers skyrocketed.
A politics of rage does not equate emotions with irrationality or impulsive behavior, but can affirm equality, claim agency, and ask for justice.
The dueling crises of the pandemic and police brutality have brought many problems to the surface of our society and made them impossible to continue to ignore.
Crisis Cities brings together some of the world’s leading social scientists and humanists to grapple with the 2020 crises of our cities.
Could architecture and design transform a place like Gaza, and do so with justice? One of Sorkin’s last projects tackled exactly those questions.
In Detroit today, politicians promise that real estate development—coupled with police violence—will guarantee the city’s spiritual redemption.
Not simply a roof over one’s head, public housing nurtures its inhabitants’ demands for an even greater stake in the life of the metropolis.
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.