Hope this isn't completely off the mark for you, but I'm finding that folks who incorporate the words design, strategic and/or urban into their professional titles have things to say about the planning process (of cities and…"
Nice to hear about your plan. The materiality of events like New Orleans is something I've been keeping an eye out for but very, very lazily so I only have a couple of suggestions - and I haven't even read them properly (yet). But…"
When you come to visit you'll see the spot/vista and judge for yourself.
What's interesting in H:ki to me is the sophistication (in my view) of the debate. Lots of people (not including me, but that's irrelevant) quite…"
"Here there was no traditional harbor waterfront like the one you describe in Helsinki and, thus, no political resistance on aesthetic grounds. It may be a sign of our times that what was once the main dry dock has become an event space for concerts…"
"Here's a thing that really makes me wish that there were more (and more prominent) takes on architecture and anthropology, even if these two together do make a rather formidable and unwieldy combo as Nold and Keith agree.
"Thanks Francine. Pleased to hear that my own experiences aren't untypical, i.e. that social networking can support as well as displace urban interaction in the corporeal sense. In that sense the Finnish government's recent commitment to…"
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"Hi Eeva, I just got invited to Helsinki for the anthropology meeting next May. Made me think of you, hope you will be in town. Then Simone mentioned you have a great blog, but a superficial search didn't turn it up. URL? Keith"
"OK, now I should be UNpacking but ...
Just had dinner in an overpriced, over-fancy restaurant that used to be our favourite in this solidly bourgeois bohemian part of Helsinki and we chatted, amateurishly but not from ignorance or prejudice…"
"In haste - packing to move to Helsinki! So no chance of exploring the site right now John, but I'll get to it once I'm in a more settled mode, I promise.
But it does look stunning, reminded me of my short visit last autumn to Shanghai, a…"
"Architects and planners are fundamental to contemporary life, even if they are responsible for only a fraction of the dwellings occupied by people globally. Like H + DM I suppose they also have to be anthropologists of sorts in that they theorise…"
Indeed - when I did my PhD all that time ago on matters German I realised that to do a good job I'd need to become more conversant with a range of literary forms. And so I switched to studying Finland before quitting academia.
Yup, questions of great generality these might be, but I'm in a position right now to start something new for myself, and given that I've decided to study Helsinki (rather than my mother's home town Tampere, a.k.a. Manse…"
I did an MA in spatial planning at UCL here in London a couple of years ago. The literature on planning/regeneration and urban politics and sociology that we were given to read was numbingly repetitive, particularly when it came to discussing…"
Hi Eeva, I just got invited to Helsinki for the anthropology meeting next May. Made me think of you, hope you will be in town. Then Simone mentioned you have a great blog, but a superficial search didn't turn it up. URL? Keith