This article is an attempt to outline some of the current work being produced by architects and activists who are responding to concrete social, political, and economic changes, from Canadian Zine Splinter to local Los Angeles activists.
(or, just Out of Spite?) Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture, edited by Diane Ghirardo, (Seattle: Bay Press, 1991), 249 pages, $16.95 essays by Margaret Crawford, Mike Davis, Rosalyn Deutsche, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vincent Pecora, Tony Schuman and Ferruccio … | +
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles, by Mike Davis, Verso, 462 pages, photographs by Robert Morrow. In a city so often scorched by the sun’s brutal gaze, one seldom confronts the incredible variety of paradox and contradiction frozen in … | +