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Books/films/lectures/films/art/events on architecture, urban planning and design
(02-23-2023, 12:36 PM)ac3r Wrote:
(02-23-2023, 07:26 AM)plam Wrote: (By the way, I'm in Japan right now, and there is no street parking in cities.)

They're smart and build these sort of things instead. :'P

What's really cool is that they even do this for bike parking. There are a few automated, underground bike garages there which are fascinating.

There are lots of tiny little neighbourhood parking lots, too. And conventional bike parking lots at and near train stations.

Yeah and you can lock your bike up and in most cases be assured nobody is going to steal it (tho it happens). There's a lot more respect for fellow citizens there.
Quote:University of Waterloo School of Architecture professors Adrian Blackwell and David Fortin, and members of the Architects Against Housing Alienation (AAHA) organizing committee will share the planning in progress for c\a\n\a\d\a's official representation at the Venice Biennale for Architecture, opening on May 20, 2023– "Not for Sale!"–an architectural campaign that makes demands for de-commodified and deeply affordable approaches to housing across the country.

Architects Against Housing Alienation (AAHA) is a collective of architects, activists and advocates fighting against housing alienation and working to create socially, ecologically and creatively empowering housing for all. This campaign will represent Canada at the 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture, where they will launch Not for Sale! an architectural activist campaign for non-alienated housing, rejecting the concept of property and financialized forms of architecture. AAHA’s mission is to instigate an architectural movement to mobilize all Canadians to join the call for safer, healthier, and more equitable housing.

This month, the Centre Canadien d'Architecture has a new selection of books on architecture/planning/infrastructure theory available. See the following Instagram story linked below or visit their website for more info as well as to access their entire online bookstore. They have a really good selection of titles which cover all sorts of topics.

Quote:Architecture is a public consideration here at CCA. This month, our book selection surveys the many directions it is taking in society: children, beginners, graphic designers, artists, environmental activists, emerging professionals - all disciplinary facets and peripheries must be explored.
  • Irma Boom: Book Manifest. Walther König, third revised and expanded edition 2022
  • Faire – To look at things – Volume 12 (#42-43-44-45), Faire, 2023
  • A book on making a petite école. Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, MOS Architects. Actar Publishers, 2023
  • Make do with now: New directions in Japanese architecture. Yuma Shinohara and Andreas Ruby. Christoph Merian Verlag, 2022
  • Absolute beginners. Inaki Abalos. Park Books, 2022
  • Architect, verb: The new language of building. Reinier de Graaf. Verso Books, 2023
  • Aldo & Hannie van Eyck: Excess of architecture. Kersten Geers, Jelena Pancevac Walther König, 2023
  • Vers un art de l’anthropocène: L'art écologique américain pour prototype. Bénédicte Ramade. Les presses du réel, 2022

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highli...467235029/
Books: https://cca-bookstore.com/collections/books

They also offer a large selection of e-journals which I highly recommend and are entirely free through an open access platform: https://cca-bookstore.com/collections/e-pub
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