CITIES OF WAR: BEIRUT, CAIRO, NYC, Ramallah, ‘Iraq’ Lecture 3
Space is a fundamental category for any form of power. - Anselm Franke (2003) â€˜Territoriesâ€™ in Territories: Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia
‘Crisis Cadence’ Hot Flash - earthquake Slow Burn - pollution Glacial - cultural difference - Chris Blow, Meedan & Ushahidi
‘That story is not one merely about Egypt. It is a story of how transnational networks bred the interconnectivity that helped spark and sustain the revolution across the region.’ - Jillian York ‘Arab Swell’
‘[As] the Internet spreads, information “cascades” – not just because there is information to be had but also because “people assess an opening and a reasonable chance of success.” - Zeynep Tufekci, sociologist from North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Case Study #2 - Beirut
Case Study #3 - TOR
Case Study #4 - Maale Edumim & ‘5 Broken Cameras’
â€˜Everything that happened, happened here first, in rehearsal.â€™
Case Study #5 - Chicago
Case Study #6 - Ramallah
Case Study #7 - Virtual Iraq
1. RESISTANCE - Arab Swell - How does information travel and get shared? - What skills and conditions are needed to trigger information â€˜cascadesâ€™?
2. CONSUMPTION - Running in Ramallah - Where is the author running? What are his limits? What information does he consume? - What is the significance of the street names and naming places in general?
3. NETWORK - The Evil Architects Do - How would international law function as the ultimate architectural critique? - What is the nature of architectural crime? How do architects execute crimes?
Case Study #1
Case Study #3 - Union Square (2010)
Union Square - 1913
Part 1 - Map 1. RESISTANCE 2. CONSUMPTION 3. NETWORK
Part 2 - Design Plan a demonstration of 100K people for 10 days. 3-5 minute presentation next week.
FIELD EXERCISE Mapping Union Square
FIELD EXERCISE #2 Consumption