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STAR, in Collaboration with FAA, Wins the ZAC Gare Ardoines competition

STAR, in Collaboration with FAA, Wins the ZAC Gare Ardoines competition
December 6, 2012

STAR strategies + architecture has won the competition for the project ZAC Gare Ardoines in Vitry-sur-Seine in the Greater Paris Area. ZAC Gare Ardoines is the biggest project under development in France.
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ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France

ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France
December 2012 - FIRST PRIZE

ZAC Gare Ardoines: How to deal with the conditions you do not control? A benefit of the current crisis is that it clearly reveals how the nature of urban planning is radically changing. In the current economic and political context, a powerful leverage is lacking: top down solutions will proof to fail.
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Archipendium Architecture Kalender 2013

Archipendium Architecture Kalender 2013
November 2012, Germany

Office and hotel room
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Arquia Proxima, Nuevos Formatos, 2012

Arquia Proxima, Nuevos Formatos, 2012
November 2012, Spain

Oh verde topoderoso
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Seminar of the Scientific Council of the AIGP on the topic: “Gouvernance du Grand Paris avec Paris Métropole”

Seminar of the Scientific Council of the AIGP on the topic: “Gouvernance du Grand Paris avec Paris Métropole”
November 26, 2012
From the website of AIGP:
Les 15 équipes d’architectes urbanistes de l’Atelier International du Grand Paris se sont retrouvées au Palais de Tokyo dans le cadre d’un séminaire dédié au thème de la Gouvernance du Grand Paris.
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Mirador del Palmeral exhibited in Seoul, Korea at the Korea Institute for Youth Facility and Environment

Mirador del Palmeral exhibited in Seoul, Korea at the Korea Institute for Youth Facility and Environment
Nov 23 –Dec 23, 2012

The Mirador project of STAR (1st prize in competition in 2009) will be exhibited at the Korea Institute for Youth Facility and Environment in Seoul, from 22 until 28 November 2012 as a selection of prominent Spanish Architecture.  The exhibition shows 50 projects from different countries. The curators of the Spanish selection are María José Marcos and Gonzalo Herrero Delicado.
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The French Prime Minister Meets the Representatives of AIGP Teams

The French Prime Minister Meets the Representatives of AIGP Teams
November 7, 2012

In the context of a dinner at the Hôtel Matignon on November 7, the French Prime Minister Monsieur Jean-Marc Ayrault met the representatives of the Atelier International du Grand Paris: Pierre Mansat, its President, Bertrand Lemoine, its Director and the fifteen architects and urbanist from the Scientific Council - in the presence of Mme Cécile Duflot, ministre de l’Egalité des territoires et du Logement, de Mme Aurélie Filippetti, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, et de M. François Lamy, ministre délégué en charge de la Ville.
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New Call for Submissions MONU nr.18 Communal Urbanism

New Call for Submissions MONU nr.18 Communal Urbanism
November 1, 2012

From MONU website, by Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, November 2012: One of the most fascinating things we at MONU recently experienced during a trip to Brasilia had nothing to do with its famous Oscar Niemeyer monuments or the city itself, but with the context surrounding the city.
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STAR at De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender

STAR at De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender
November 2012, The Netherlands

STAR appears on the ‘March 18’ page of  De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013. We contributed with ‘Our Daily Lunch’, a collection of 36 dishes from our lunch menu.
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STAR Has Been Selected for the Masterplan ZAC Ardoines in Vitry sur Seine, in the Greater Paris Area

STAR Has Been  Selected for the Masterplan ZAC Ardoines in Vitry sur Seine, in the Greater Paris Area
July 2012

STAR in collaboration with FAA-Floris Alkemade Architect and consulted by B+B and IRIS Conseil, is one of the three teams to participate in the Competitive Dialogue for the urban plan of the ZAC Gare Ardoines, a 50 Ha area where 1 million of square metres will be build over the next decades.
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Beatriz Ramo Nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Beatriz Ramo Nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
August 2012 - NOMINATED
Beatriz Ramo was nominated in July 2012 by a distinguished advisory board of artist and practitioners for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative; ‘a careful worldwide search for the most outstanding young talents in architecture’. -description from the website.
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MONU nr.17 Next-Urbanism has been Released

MONU nr.17 Next-Urbanism has been Released
October 16, 2012

This new issue of MONU is dedicated entirely to the topic of "Next Urbanism" - meaning the urbanism of the cities of the so-called "Next Eleven" or "N-11", which include eleven countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey, South Korea, and Vietnam.
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Meeting of the Scientific Council of the AIGP on the topic: “Les Gares”

Meeting of the Scientific Council of the AIGP on the topic: “Les Gares”
November 9, 2012 From the website of AIGP:
Les 15 équipes du Conseil scientifique de l’AIGP se réuniront avec la Société du Grand Paris (SGP), le Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) et la Direction Régionale et Interdépartementale de l’Environnement et de l’Aménagement (DRIEA) sur le thème des quartiers de gare du Grand Paris Express.
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International Architectural Exhibition for Youth Facility

International Architectural Exhibition for Youth Facility
November 2012, Korea

Mirador del Palmeral de Elche
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Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer interviewed by the ABI Journal in Rio de Janeiro

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer interviewed by the ABI Journal in Rio de Janeiro
September 2012, Brazil

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer visited the ABI Building (Brazilian Press Association) in Rio de Janeiro by the Roberto Brothers and were interviewed by Claudia Souza about European and Brazilian architecture, cities and culture.
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Beatriz Ramo portrayed by Holger Wilkens in Horizonte nr. 5

Beatriz Ramo portrayed by Holger Wilkens in Horizonte nr. 5
May 2012, Germany

Holger Wilkens photographed in full darkness each of the guests of the Horizonte Lecture Series from the winter 2012. The portrait series features among others: Beatriz Colomina,  Felix Burrichter, Eric de Broche des Combes – Luxigon, or Beatriz Ramo
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Europan 11 – Spain

Europan 11 – Spain
October 2012, Spain

Norwegian Rhapsody - HONORABLE MENTION
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Reliances, Europan 11 – France

Reliances, Europan 11 – France
September 2012, France

Norwegian Rhapsody – HONORABLE MENTION
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Miejskie Narracje Przestrzenne – Urban Narratives

Miejskie Narracje Przestrzenne – Urban Narratives
October 2012, Poland

‘O’Mighty Green’
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Summer Auction at the Storefront, New York

Summer Auction at the Storefront, New York
July 23, 2012

Storefront Summer Architecture Drawing Auction includes all the drawings from the current exhibition Aesthetics/Anesthetics. ‘Metaphor A-Z’, by Beatriz Ramo is one of them. All proceedings benefit Storefront Programs and Events. The summer auction will end this Saturday, July 28.
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Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer tutors of the Workshop Urban Narratives in Katowice, Poland

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer tutors of the Workshop Urban Narratives in Katowice, Poland
July 2-4, 2012

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Beatriz Ramo Lectures at the SARP Gallery in Katowice, Poland

Beatriz Ramo Lectures at the SARP Gallery in Katowice, Poland
July 2, 2012

Beatriz Ramo was invited by the SARP (Association of Polish Architects) in Katowice to give a lecture about the work of STAR.
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Catalogus Reset Het Heetmanplein

Catalogus Reset Het Heetmanplein
 June 2012, the Netherlands

Mijnplein
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STAR Selected for the Atelier International du Grand Paris

STAR Selected for the Atelier International du Grand Paris
June 22, 2012 - SELECTED

STAR strategies + architecture is one of the new six teams of architects and urban planners appointed by the Atelier International Grand Paris (AIGP) to be part of the Scientific Committee for the mission: Grand Paris: pour une métropole durable. The jury was chaired by Pierre Mansat, deputy Mayor of Paris.
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Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York

Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York
June 26, 2012

Beatriz Ramo is one of the thirty invited architects/artist to take part on the exhibition Aesthetics / Anesthetics at the Storefront from June 27 to July 28. The opening will be on June 26 at 7 pm.
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STAR + [B+B] Selected for Urban Renewal Study in Roubaix, France

STAR + [B+B] Selected for Urban Renewal Study in Roubaix, France
June 19, 2012

STAR + [B+B] is one of the three teams selected for the Competitive Dialogue about the urban renewal of the Pile neighbourhood in Roubaix, France.
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Thanks for Making O’Mighty Green a Success

Thanks for Making O’Mighty Green a Success
June 4, 2012

It has been almost a year since the first publication of O’Mighty Green  and I would like to thank everybody who supported it and found it relevant enough to dedicate some space to it in their magazines, blogs, or newspapers. You all have contributed to make it a great success. I am happy to see that, in spite of it being a critical piece, O’Mighty Green found its way and generated in many cases an interesting and intense debate. O’Mighty Green criticizes strongly the opportunistic confusion between Sustainability and Greenery and aims to enlighten the current disorder among architects that keeps making it so difficult to achieve a real Sustainability.
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Double Guest Critic at Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio / Public Space Acupuncture

Double Guest Critic at Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio / Public Space Acupuncture
June 1, 2012

Beatriz Ramo was double guest critic at the final presentations of the First Year Core Studios at the Berlage Institute inRotterdam.
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eVolo #04: Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space

eVolo #04: Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space
May 2012, United States

O’Mighty Green
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STAR has been Selected for the Last Edition of ARQUIA

STAR has been Selected for the Last Edition of ARQUIA
May 8, 2012 - SELECTED

The critical essay ‘O’Mighty Green’ has been selected by the Spanish Architecture Foundation Caja de Arquitectos for the current edition of ARQUIA PROXIMA. The jury selected 24 projects based on quality and excellence out of 2841 registered projects (1445 last year). The members of the jury were: Ariadna Cantís, Eva Franch, Marta Thorne, Francisco Cabrera, Ricardo Devesa, José María Ezquiaga, José Morales, Carlos Quintáns, and Rogelio Ruiz. Inteligencia Colectiva by the collective Zoohaus won the first prize.
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AA files nr.64: Special Edition of O’Mighty Green

AA files nr.64: Special Edition of O’Mighty Green
April 2012, United Kingdom

AA files, the magazine of the Architectural Association in London, has published in its last issue a special edition of O’Mighty Green. For this occasion we produced a new image featuring an eco-edition of the house that Adolf Loos designed for Josephine Baker in 1927. Please send us an email to star@st-ar.nlif you wish to receive the PDF of the article. Get a subscription to AAfiles here
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Interview to Kees Christiaanse: The New Rural: Global Agriculture, Desakotas and Freak Farms

Interview to Kees Christiaanse: The New Rural: Global Agriculture, Desakotas and Freak Farms
April, 2012

Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo spoke on behalf of MONU with Kees Christiaanse. Between 1980 and 1989, Christiaanse worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, becoming a partner in 1983. In 1989 he founded KCAP Architects and Planners, which now encompasses 75 collaborators, and offices in Rotterdam, Zurich and London.
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MONU magazine on Urbanism nr.16 Non Urbanism

MONU magazine on Urbanism nr.16 Non Urbanism
April 2012, the Netherlands

The New Rural  Global Agriculture, Desakotas and Freak Farms– Interview with Kees Christiaanse
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MONU nr16 NON-Urbanism has been Released

MONU nr16 NON-Urbanism has been Released
April, 2012

Back in November 2011 the the call for submissions for MONU  #16 was published. This issue has now been released and consists of a fantastic selection of relevant contributions from diverse authors: Kees Christiaanse, Edward Soja, Mike Crang, Stephen Graham and many others (see list below).
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Casabella nr.812

Casabella nr.812
April 2012, Italy

Francesco Dal Co, editor in chief of the Italian magazine Casabella, extensively featured our critical essay about Preservation entitled: In the Name of the Past, Countering the Preservation Crusades, in the April issue. The essay translated as Il Feticcio del Passato was mentioned on the front cover, and featured in its entirety, both in Italian and in English.
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Guest Critic at Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio

Guest Critic at Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio
April 5, 2012

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer were the guest critics at the mid term presentation of the First Year Core Research Studio ANARCITY© run by Winy Maas with Felix Madrazo, Jeroen Zuidgeest, Daliana Suryawinata and Adrien Ravon. Vedran Mimica was also part of the jury in representation of the Berlage Institute.
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Europan 11 in the Netherlands

Europan 11 in the Netherlands
March 2012, the Netherlands

Norwegian Rhapsody
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Abitare nr.15

Abitare nr.15
February 2012,  Bulgaria 

O’Mighty Green was fully featured in the Bulgarian edition of the international magazine Abitare. The magazine features our article in its entirety, both in Bulgarian and in English.
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Beatriz Ramo lectured at the Z33 – Huis voor Actuale Kunst in Hasselt for the A-Z Lezing Series

Beatriz Ramo lectured at the Z33 – Huis voor Actuale Kunst in Hasselt for the A-Z Lezing Series
February 7, 2012

Beatriz Ramo was invited by Architectuurwijzer to lecture in the series A-Z Lezing at the Z33 Huis voor Actuele Kunst  in Hasselt, Belgiumon February 7 at 20.00.
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Beatriz Ramo Lectured at KH Lim Diepenbeek Campus in Hasselt

Beatriz Ramo Lectured at KH Lim Diepenbeek Campus in Hasselt
February 7, 2012

Beatriz Ramo was invited to lecture on the different processes that STAR follows for each project, from conception to realization, at the Universitaire Campus Diepenbeek inHasselt,Belgium. The lecture took place at the Middaglezing Zaal at 13.30. The programme of the day was followed by a public evening lecture held at the Z33 Huis voor Actuele Kunst in Hasselt at 20.00.
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Junk Jet nr.5

Junk Jet nr.5
February 2012, Germany

Home Bottons by Architects
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ADA Architecture Design Art #17

ADA Architecture Design Art #17
January 2012,  Pakistan 
 
O’Mighty Green
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Bu Bouw+Uitvoering nr.1-2012

Bu Bouw+Uitvoering  nr.1-2012
January 2012, the Netherlands

O’Mighty Green
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Lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Lecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
January 17, 2012

Beatriz Ramo is invited to hold a guest lecture in the student-organized lecture series Horizonte at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The lecture will take place on January 17 at 19.00 h.
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STAR selected for the Competiton : Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona

STAR selected for the Competiton : Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona
January 5, 2012

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STAR+emG+SUC Selected for the 2nd Phase of the Competition Portes de Collserola in Barcelona

STAR+emG+SUC Selected for the 2nd Phase of the Competition Portes de Collserola in Barcelona
January 4, 2011

STAR, together with emG -equip de projectes microgaia (Barcelona) and SUC arquitectes (Valencia), was one of seven teams selected for the second phase of the competition Porta Les Planes, part of a bigger scheme Les Portes de Collserola (Collserola Doors) in Barcelona, Spain.
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Plot nr.6-2011

Plot nr.6-2011
December 2011,  Argentina

O' Mighty Green
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Europan 11 – Norway Book of Results

Europan 11 – Norway Book of Results
December 2011, Norway

Norwegian Rhapsody
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STAR wins Honorable Mention in Oslo

STAR wins Honorable Mention in Oslo
December 14, 2011

STAR has won an honorable mention for Norwegian Rhapsody, a proposal for the regeneration of Grønmo, the former largest landfill in Northern Europe, located to the South of Oslo, Norway. Grønmo was part of one of the three Norwegian sites selected for the International Europan 11 competition.
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Yapi nr.361

Yapi nr.361
December 2011, Turkey

The Istanbul-based magazine Yapi published on O’Mighty Green in its December issue. 
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90×60 vol.3

90×60 vol.3
November 2011, Mexico

The Mexican magazine 90x60 featured O’Mighty Green in its third issue last November 2011. The magazine was exhibited at the Book Fair in Guadalajara Mexico and was printed in a special limited and numbered edition of 30 copies.  See the magazine blog 
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Domus nr.16

Domus nr.16
November 2011, Israel

The Israeli edition of the Italian magazine Domus published - in Hebrew - our critique O’Mighty Green in its November issue.
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Namas Ir As nr.122

Namas Ir As nr.122
November 2011, Lithuania

The Vilnius-based magazine Namas Ir As published an article about our critical study O’Mighty Green featuring some of the images and a summary of our text in Lithuanian.
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Miradas Para Un Cambio De Paradigma vol.1

Miradas Para Un Cambio De Paradigma vol.1
November 2011, Spain

The GAP-Grupo de Arquitectura y Pensamiento published the book Miradas Para un Cambio de Paradigma (Views On a Paradigm Shift) that collects the lectures presented at the conference of the same name in November 2010 in Valencia. Sodom and Gomorrah, the lecture by Beatriz Ramo, and our critique O’Mighty Green are included in the book.
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PI.MAG Peachvelvet International Magazine nr.2

PI.MAG Peachvelvet International Magazine nr.2
November 2011, Portugal

PI.Mag from Portugalfeatures our essay: In the Name of the Past. Countering the Preservation Crusades in two issues. Part I: Complexities and Contradictions in Preservation is published in the Nov./Dec./Jan. issue and Part II: The Monument Series will be published in the Feb./March/April issue.
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Architektur – nr.07 Nov 2011

Architektur – nr.07 Nov 2011
November 2011,  Austria

O’Mighty Green
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Acrobatic Narratives. Institutionalized Activism, Poetic Demagogy, and Creative Propaganda.

Acrobatic Narratives. Institutionalized Activism, Poetic Demagogy, and Creative Propaganda.
November, 2011

Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interviewed Wouter Vanstiphout* on behalf of MONU magazine. Wouter Vanstiphout is a member of Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam. He is professor of Design and Politics at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft Technical University. The conversation took place at the Crimson Office on September 14 at 9 am.
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STAR Moves to a New Office

STAR Moves to a New Office
November, 2011

After six years at the Delftsestraat 27, next toRotterdam’s Central Station, STAR has moved to a new office space in the centre ofRotterdamon the Kipstraat.
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MONU Magazine on Urbanism 15 – Post-Ideological Urbanism

MONU Magazine on Urbanism 15 – Post-Ideological Urbanism
 November 2011, the Netherlands

This issue of MONU features Acrobatic Narratives; Institutionalized Activism, Poetic Demagogy, and Creative Propaganda, the interview that Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo with Wouter Vanstiphout, and our critique O’Mighty Green.
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PIN-UP nr.11

PIN-UP nr.11
November 2011, USA

 The New York-based magazine PIN-UP  published the Parable from O’Mighty Green in its fall/winter issue.
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