Eric Klinenberg: Places for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Reflection In this excerpt, Eric Klinenberg reflects on his research on the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995 as background for his argument on how social infrastructure is vital for human survival. Social infrastructure is a democratic system which not only protects the equality of people and their ability to interact but also affects economic growth. […]

Noticing Urban Complexities

Cooperation vs. Gentrification: Bed Stuy Strives to Stay Local   This video introduced me to the idea of a cooperative organization as a business model. Gentrification is a rising problem in New York City, especially Brooklyn, but this video offers a solution that involves the current residents to combat high living costs. When residents are […]

Browsing for Visual References

  Int. Studio 3/14/18   In this collection of images, I chose design elements I was interested in currently and interested in exploring further for my final project. I took a picture of this book cover because I am interested in cartography and the design elements associated with mapping a physical terrain. Heavily inspired by […]