Spot 1: PORTS OF CALL

PORTS OF CALL

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams

“I am a designer, an architect, a sculptor, engineer, artist.” That’s how Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015), the subject of a...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Robert Wiesenberger

Gray Harbor

Shui huo (水貨), “water goods,” the colloquial name for bootlegs or counterfeit items, may refer specifically to the technique of...
Type:
Features, Projects
Credit:
Text / Holy Motors; Images / Luke Casey

Stocktaking

Daniel Keller in conversation with Femke Herregraven.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Interview / Femke Herregraven + Daniel Keller

Spot 2: Reviews

Reviews

7-Eleven Glazed Honey Bun

This winter I spent two months in Los Angeles, hoping to experience the United States in a new way and...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
7-Eleven
Credit:
Text / Karim Crippa

Heavenly Bodies

Evening dresses by Versace and by Dolce & Gabbana with imagery of Catholic saints and the Madonna and Child are...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Nancy Gendimenico

Open Architecture

Subjects, Not Objects—Hospitality Through Open Architecture. Rather than espousing a syncretic approach, architecture has been preoccupied for decades with either...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Clemens Finkelstein

USB-C

In Q4 2013 the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, a consortium of technology companies including HP, Intel, and Microsoft, announced that...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Stephen Froese

Spot 3: Atlanta

Atlanta

Zipporah Camille Thompson: Black Cloud Prism

Zipporah Camille Thompson’s Black Cloud Prism [September 7–October 20, 2018] at Whitespace in Atlanta fuses millennial tech-savvy with ancient cultural...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
October 2, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Dinah McClintock

WE RIDE THE MARTA BUS

If highways and thoroughfares are Atlanta’s arteries, its bus stops are its pulse sites— places at which human life most authentically inhabits a city on the move.

Type:
Projects
Source:
July 25, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Art / Ruth Dusseault

Doris Adelaide Derby

“Not all aspects of our lives are about the injustice.” Atlanta photographer, activist, organizer, and educator on SNCC in 1960s Mississippi, Roy DeCarava, and the importance of multidimensional representation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Interview / Erin Jane Nelson

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Spot 4: Cultural Capitals

Cultural Capitals

Huguette Caland: A Life Coming Into Focus

Once known only to few for her erotic topographies and obsessive line, an unsung heroine of Arab modernism enters the canon.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Los Angeles, CA; Beirut, Lebanon
Credit:
Text / Omar Kholeif

Tropical Hangover

Between reality and escapism, magic and engineering, there is Florida, where the swamp is an unlikely breeding ground for global cultural capital and investment.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Florida
Credit:
Text / Alice Bucknell

Designing Playful Cities

“People tend to forget that play is serious.” This quote is one of several printed in large block letters for...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta
Credit:
Text / EC Flamming

Las Vegas: Still Learning?

As the entertainment capital struggles to pioneer a new arts & culture landscape, the shape of the “future city” begins to take form—and it looks like a “strip.”

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Las Vegas
Credit:
Text / Claire E. Dempster

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Spot 5: Walk

Walk

The Practice of Circuit-Making

To “know” a city, walk it.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Tbilisi; Seoul; San Francisco; Istanbul; Decatur, GA.
Credit:
Art + Text / Brian Sherman

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Luxuriant carlessness vs. walking to work in Atlanta.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Text / Edward Austin Hall

The Patty Chang Landscape

“Mao Tse-tung once said that the south had a lot of water and it would be okay if the north borrowed a little.” An artist tracks wandering lakes through piss and tears, from Central Asia to Queens.

Type:
Features
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Queens, New York; Eurasia
Credit:
Text / Marcus Civin