Episode 96: Architectural Justice Warriors

We start the show with some quick reactions to the election being called with a plea for radicalism and an announcement for congress. We then return where we left off on the topic of architecture with corrections to the Trump story; and reactions to people observing the worst of the profession. We also cover a new restorative justice center by the best of the profession (woke Black Architects), explore and anarchistic practice or style, and finish with a very liberal plan for localizing reparations from the editor of strong towns.

Interim Music: Over the Hills and Far away; arr by John Trams

Sources

Wrap up on Trumps Classical Executive Order. A question of the politics of architecture.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juansebastianpinto/2020/02/07/the-dark-side-of-trumps-architectural-fantasy/
Piece on Restorative Justice center in Oakland
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/a-building-designed-to-fight-mass-incarceration
Intro to a radical practice of architecture via anarchist writers
https://ecohomes.blog/2013/11/13/an-anarchist-house/
A more theory heavy version; focuses on Colin Ward
http://autonomies.org/2016/08/struggles-for-space-anarchism-architecture-and-anarchitecture-1/
Short description of Communalism. Shorthand for where the new radical socialism
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lsc.lp.discussion/permalink/2055261314604292
Local policies for social justice that don’t entail resisting capitalism; would anyone go for this?
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/9/18/the-local-case-for-reparations

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