Index of Titles Filed Under 'Site-Specificity'

PublisherAllard Van Hoorn2009-
A project in which diamond dust is scattered over the gallery floors beneath the diamond vault ceilings of the architectural museum in Oslo, a former bank. The tiny diamonds will be spread by visitors, sticking to their soles, dispersing the dust throughout the building, streets and town, investigating ideas of economic inequality, de-luxuriation and commodification of capital. A musical composition will be composed which will appear as a hummed performance by the curators. It is a scattered score that needs to be assembled by the audience, consciously or sub-consciously. The resulting music will be installed in the spaces where the diamond ...
PublisherARPA Journal2018
“Conflicts of interest” are said to compromise the impartiality of research, but what would it mean to be disinterested? Ethical codes warn us that researchers’ objectivity can be corrupted by a clashing set of interests—those of funding agencies, clients and publics, as well as researchers’ self-interest in professional advancement or personal gain. If the resolution of such conflicts might typically call for avoidance, recusal or disclosure, what would such strategies mean for the design disciplines and research on the built environment? What varied interests, expressed in the form of money or other manifestations of influence, do designers contend with? Who ...
Nowadays tourism is one of the fastest growing economies that has even surpassed the automobile and food industries. As part of the leisure industry, mass tourism is fundamentally destroying aspects of indigenous culture and local specificities. Referencing Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – we aim to challenge the destructive notion of mass tourism and its traditional association with the idea of growth. In this view, we developed the concept of nanotourism, a constructed term describing a creative critique to the current environmental, social ...
PublisherPrinted Matter2011
Petroleum refining began within the Greenpoint area in 1866. More than 50 refineries had been established along Newtown Creek by 1870. Refinery operations ceased in 1966, and petroleum bulk storage discontinued in 1993 on the ExxonMobilowned properties of the former refinery parcels. British Petroleum began operation of a bulk fuel storage terminal in 1969, which continues to operate today. On September 2, 1978, the U.S. Coast Guard discovered an oil spill entering the Newtown Creek from Meeker Avenue. In 1979, an investigation of the spill beneath the Greenpoint area determined the release to be approximately 52 acres, with the total ...
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Urbanomic director Robin Mackay and artist Paul Chaney talk about the ideas behind the project and some of the background to their work. Recorded at Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Norwegian crime writer Gunnar Staalesen, creator of the private detective Varg Veum, discusses his career, how plots are constructed, and the influence of Norway, especially his hometown of Bergen, on his brand of ‘nordic noir.’ With readings by Staalesen from the English-language translations of his Varg Veum novels.

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