Architecture’s failure to satisfy new human behaviors has drawn individuals to places free of familiarity in order to manifest their sublimated desires, seeking not nature or its memory, but that of the industrial, waste and construction sites to engage our imagination. These minimal zones are the new public spaces of tomorrow, writes Kurt Franz.
Meghan Evans and Helen Frichot ask what benefits, insights, innovations and collaborations exist for the architectural arts to shape a world where science, medicine and technology dominate and direct the possibilities of the future
John N. Blias-C discusses ancient Greek mnemonic techniques and the role of place in memory.
Emma Jones explores the concept of cities and memory, and in particular, the idea of the street as the repository of a collective urban memory, using the city of Paris and Situationist International as an example.
Baltimore, Maryland is one example of a city in which development has disconnected residents from their natural surroundings. Adrienne Lyon explains how new urban vacancies give Baltimore the opportunity to establish new (forgotten) interactions between city and nature.