Alexandra Lange

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I wrote about the death and life of shopping malls and Alexandra Lange's new book for @thebafflermag:…
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Is it sad I know exactly where this is?…
From the archives — I liked this one 💦…0
WTF Spelling Bee, I’m leaving Rome today and I assure you this is a word
A galleria! With faux adaptive reuse! Might I suggest some banners?…
And can we get grab-bars, ramps, etc (as well as sensory/mobility aids) with some AESTHETIC? Just because they’re functional doesn’t mean they have to look industrial/clinical. If you can make an Art Deco or Nouveau staircase, you can crank out some elegant ramps and bars.
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I got this minifig with a wheelchair and I was so excited like "ooh look at this representation" but turns out it's also a representation of accessibility issues bc the wheelchair doesn't fit through the door frames.
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“This project will draw thousands of preservationists, historians, and researchers interested in the Rosenwald Schools, the Rosenwald Fund, and other Rosenwald-related materials to our digital collection…” @DeLisaArvillaMH #Fisk1866 #FiskU #FiskForever…
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CanCon collisions in Alexandra Lange’s shopping mall history book ‘Meet Me by the Fountain’
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What is the best movie you've ever seen that uses architecture brilliantly?
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What can America, land of ‘zombie malls’, learn from Hong Kong’s shopping malls?…
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Women in Architecture | 2. When the Bauhaus opened in 1919, it promised to welcome students "without regard to age or sex,” yet when clever young women, like Gertrud Hantschk, asked to study architecture, they were told that it was reserved for men.
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I saw the topic and had to text Avery a picture of the Octagon House I Have Visited and of course the owners are in the episode…
I *am* an architecture critic and I don’t think supertalls look cool but more importantly, I agree they are irrelevant to the production of more housing…
I like that one of the stories we’ll have from this trip is that time we were on a bus in Rome and an illegally parked car meant it couldn’t make the turn and about 5 other bus drivers on our bus got out and directed our driver backward and forward until he got the right angle.
The Great Repurposing: lots of overlap between dead malls and dead office parks…
My child / @Assemblestudio video The Voice of Children, 2016, documenting children’s playspaces
Appreciating these images of Gae Aulenti’s Musee d’Orsay through the lens of malls
Including the plan for Cornelia Oberlander’s Children’s Creative Center at Expo 67
We decided to go @Museo_MAXXI and … there’s a Women in Architecture exhibit
Our public spaces and accommodations- streets, shopping areas, sports venues, schools, parks, buses, etc. - are where we ordinarily come together, interacting in small ways with people unlike ourselves, learning how to share civic life. 3/
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Alongside the protagonists in George Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead there is a main character: the Monroeville Mall. In this extract from her new book on the history of shopping centres, @LangeAlexandra explores the afterlife of malls & those within.…
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Ceiling appreciation post at the Vatican (not *that* one because I follow the rules)
This is so sad and shocking. Dezeen is many things but Marcus saw me speak at a conference and said, Come use my platform to write whatever you want, and that made a huge difference…
Having a floor appreciation day in Rome
Fresh excerpt from MEET ME BY THE FOUNTAIN: Why do zombies go to the mall?…
"abortion is being erased from medical education under our very noses, creating a vicious cycle whereby most of us continue not to know or think about a skillset and body of knowledge being steadily withdrawn from view, in medical schools as in the law."…
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American Seating’s original and largest market was school furniture, and they cornered this market to such a degree that the company faced multiple antitrust lawsuits in the early 20th century. There is almost a 100% chance that you sat at an American Seating desk in school.
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1970s Wisconsin Architect magazine covers
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For the bibliography-philes, I put together a MEET ME BY THE FOUNTAIN reading list ⁦…
Four StreetsPAC-endorsed Manhattan electeds are calling for the pedestrianization of Broadway from Union Square to 34th Street – and eventually to Times Square.…
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Now, benches are a different story. Drinking beer with urbanists, benches came up. Post about the Oculus, benches came up.…
Last night I complimented my interlocutor on his chair (lovely maple Windsor) and he asked if I’d write a book on chairs. Directed him to…
“They shouldn’t have to be out and proud in Washington, D.C., advocating for their rights at the age of 5 or 11."…
“I am no longer excited. I am more scared than I am excited, and more dreading leaving this sort of safe haven.”…
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If you ever have this opportunity, TAKE IT…
I'm really obsessed with Stephanie H. Shih's ceramic sculptures of items from the Chinese and Jewish immigrant communities that lived next to each other on the Lower East Side, so I wrote a little newsletter about them.…
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During the pandemic I co-wrote a zine about tombstone recipes & now here I am, a leading expert on cooking with the dead…
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Following his detailed investigation of the dangers of streets with schools, @Jesse_Coburn now reveals that almost no public schools are taking advantage of the city's car-free streets program because of lack of city support:…
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I have to be honest, this review just made me cry… @maridapr thank you for the sensitivity, insight and beautiful writing that is so abundant here 🙏…C
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Yay, teachers!! "The quotes were not sourced, a theme that the educators noticed throughout the training session."
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