About hollyface1975

Designing a better world. And no, I cannot teach you to computer. Ever.

Architectural Disobedience

Palestinian architecture as a weapon of disobedience against the regulations of what Palestinians see as the Israeli occupation of Palestine…

Weaponized Architecture


Brad Pitt’s Katrina recovery homes already rotting?

Apparently some of Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Foundation’s homes were made with a sub-par product that is already showing signs of rotting and decay, and they’re only a couple of years old. Here’s a link to the Huffington Post article on it.

Make It Right Foundation Homes Rotting...



New Urbanism!

As part of what we’re looking at for the next class – here are the charter principles for New Urbanism. The website itself has a ton of information on this movement of community and sustainability, and it relates back to the David Harvey article “The New Urbanism and the Communitarian Trap”.

As the week progresses, I will try to post some other nuggets of information I come across while researching!



How do people think aesthetics promote civic pride and communities?

So, I started looking into these concepts and how they’re approached in current contexts in order to give myself some personal contexts to associate with this week’s topics. I found this, and its a nice base of ideas on how at least arts initiatives impact communities/ from a guy named Joshua Guetzkow (try to spell that five times) from Princeton. Its a fast read with some good tables you can skim and made me feel like I had more of a personal reference for the historical information we’re dealing with.

How the Arts Impact Communities: An Introduction to the Literature on Arts Impact Studies