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(Italian) Torino Città che Impara

Friday, March 12, 2010 15:33 No Comments

Un rapporto che illustra i risultati di uno studio sul campo della durata di un mese sull’apprendimento da parte della città di Torino ‘Torino Citta che Impara’ è la versione in Italiano della relazione ‘Torino as a Learning City‘ di Tim Campbell, Senior Fellow, Comparative Domestic Policy Program. Il Politiche Interne Comparate (CDP – Comparative […]

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Lessons in Learning for the Future Prosperity of Cities

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 13:32 5 Comments

Marcia Caines artwork Mario Suarez, image Cluster Today cities are home to over half of the world’s population, and according to The United Nations Habitat report, this figure is set to reach 75% by 2050. The success or failure, growth or decline, of cities directly contributes to the overall condition of the planet and the […]

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The Nomadic City Appropriates the Street…

Monday, February 15, 2010 16:42 19 Comments

…and disrupts its grid¹ Solomon Benjamin ‘Developmentalism’ is now a morbid zeal, mobilized to survey, to GIS, to digitize, to research, and colonize ‘Third World Cities.’ And in this zeal, lies the panoptic desire to turn the steel frame of the Nation State into The Grid and the Rule of Law, the Master Plan that […]

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‘Ghost Forests’ exhibition in Trafalgar Square: forest issues and climate change

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 19:23 No Comments

British politician Ed Miliband talks to Environmental Artist Angela Palmer at her current and powerful exhibition ‘Ghost Forests’ in Trafalgar Square, London. The artist explains how by bringing a rain forest to Trafalgar Square, epicentre of modern industrialization, she seeks to enhance awareness of the mass deforestation currently underway in other parts of the world […]

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Tokyo vs Cairo: Comparing Obama’s Foreign Policy Speeches

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 17:02 3 Comments

Above is data derived from a visual text comparison tool [] developed by artist Jer Thorp using Processing v.1.0. The tool enables a simple comparison of two texts based on their word usage. In this case the comparison is made between two open addresses delivered by President Barack Obama: on the far left his speech […]

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