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Reclaiming Inauguration Day as 'Design as Protest' Day

01/20/17

Reclaiming Inauguration Day as 'Design as Protest' Day

As Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president today, “Design as Protest” workshops will take place around the country, from New Orleans to New York.

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NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough?

01/20/17

NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough?

For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late?

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Social Design: A Discipline In Its Own Right

01/20/17

Social Design: A Discipline In Its Own Right

Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why "social design" needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.

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Getting to Know Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Biennale

01/19/17

Getting to Know Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Biennale

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are both powerful thinkers, considered conversationalists, and unobtrusively groundbreaking designers.

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Workplaces in a Global City

01/17/17

Workplaces in a Global City

Principals and CEO of Goettsch Partners consider how urban workplaces can be simultaneously global and culturally specific.

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A Design MFA That's Ahead of the Curve

01/17/17

A Design MFA That's Ahead of the Curve

College for Creative Studies' MFA in Color and Materials prepares students to design for the future.

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In America, A New Religious Architecture on the Rise

01/06/17

In America, A New Religious Architecture on the Rise

We are witnessing the emergence of a new kind of religious architecture within the United States today.

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A New Subway Map for New York City?

01/05/17

A New Subway Map for New York City?

At the opening of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, passengers were given updated copies of the beloved 1972 map by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, this attractive map is far from what New York needs.

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Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face)

01/04/17

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face)

Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the designer, author, and developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

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Misled Millennials: How Fake News Could Set Los Angeles Down A Dangerous Path

01/03/17

Misled Millennials: How Fake News Could Set Los Angeles Down A Dangerous Path

On March 7th, 2017, the Los Angeles electorate will vote on an aggressive piece of legislation, one which has been dangerously misrepresented on social media.

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