Public art vs. art in the public sphere.
Among their many meanings, zombies have come to symbolize the force of globalization.
The principal experience of the art I encountered, I found, was not the art itself, but the uncertainty and complexity of my own subjective response.
Historically the most conservative of the arts, architecture was an unlikely candidate to carry the red banner of insurrection. And yet.
The highly abstract and immaterial phantom economy is inextricable from the “real economy.”
At their core, cryptids represent the triumph of the particular over the generic.
Like globalist, cosmopolitan has become a freighted term.
As the crisis wears on, I find myself wondering about the code of hospitality.
When you turn to the news, what you will encounter, overwhelmingly, is crime.
A small town might well be angry; it is asked to do everything.
Dostoevsky is an author who takes risks, makes us both laugh and wince.
For Marc J. Dunkelman, the verdict is clear: “The township, in essence, is dying.”
Thinking about homeless requires separating it from the larger discourse on poverty.
Can Big Data be harnessed for the pursuit of thriving urban communities and, if so, how?
We at Common Place over the past year read numerous articles on issues facing our cities and communities. Here are our favorite reads.
Charlottesville city councilor Kathy Galvin on the challenges of city governance
One of the most salient features of the post–World War II suburb was its localization of the American middle class and its propagation of practices of mass consumption.
Cities can benefit from Big Data through city-to-city learning, the exchange of best practices, and improving the lives of their citizens.
Cities are increasingly being eyed by tech companies for their social dynamism and ability to generate innovation. This will have tremendous consequences for the future of society.
The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square.
In India's rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access.
Reimagining our cities provides us an important opportunity to reconsider the various structures of urban life.
New Orleans, where spectacle and transgression are part of the infrastructure, is the ideal place to conduct completely unscientific research on tattooing.
To the relatives of the dead, the plague is here.
My quarrel with M.F.K. Fisher was part of a larger quarrel I’ve been having with myself ever since we went to ground in March.
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