Category Archives: Urban Theory

Jonah and the Whale: Apertures into alternative urban futures.

Author: Hayden Alexander White Title: Logical Monocle: Apertures into alternative urban futures.   “We’re late, we’re late, for a very important date!” A white rabbit escapes from us, from one understanding it ensnares us down a rabbit hole to a …

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Op-Ed: Heart of Darkness

JUST CITY “As we sat over our vermouths he glorified the Company’s business, and by-and-by I expressed casually my surprise at him not going out there. He became very cool and collected all at once. “I am not such a …

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Urban Futures: Foundations for a new theory

  Victor Hugo, when questioned about his book Notre-Dam by the king offered to give a tour of the city to explain the concept of the book. He proceeded to “read” the city to the king through the dominant architectural …

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Reporting From The Belly of The Beast

As some of you may or may not know, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design is considered the design factory of the east coast.  Where design ideas are quite tightly aligned to property development and free market econometrics. This places the schools …

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Representation | Signifiers

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To discuss representation is to discuss communication. That is to say, the ‘reading’ of one knowledge body by another. The term ‘communication’ is implicit here for its affiliation with language and the idea that there may be miscommunications – mistruths. …

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