Mexico City La Roma neighbourhood Sticky post

‘Thank you for respecting the wall … My pleasure’ Urban Communication in Mexico City

After a seven-month hiatus due to academic activities, this blog is back on track. The following photographs were shot in La Roma, an emblematic neighbourhood of Mexico City.  Both images represent symptomatic characteristics of the megalopolis, one of the most dynamic … Continue reading ‘Thank you for respecting the wall … My pleasure’ Urban Communication in Mexico City

MIKE HETTWER for National Geographic. From the series The Ship-Breakers. The men of Bangladesh risk their lives to tear apart cargo carriers and tankers Sticky post

Inverting Globalisation. International Conference at the University of Amsterdam

On October 9th and 10th 2014, the University of Amsterdam will host an international conference called ‘Inverting Globalisation’. This event is organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS). More than 45 presenters from all over the world will expose their … Continue reading Inverting Globalisation. International Conference at the University of Amsterdam

Map of the daily air travels in the world Sticky post

The aerial traffic of people, ideas, and merchandises in the early 21st century

The aerial movement of people, merchandises and ideas constitutes the medulla of the world in the early 21st century. Globalization via the skyline is one of the most suggestive metaphors of contemporary fluxes of information and economy. These fluxes have … Continue reading The aerial traffic of people, ideas, and merchandises in the early 21st century

Bridge 2014. Retrieved from Expoknews Sticky post

A five-year tale of a collaboratively crafted pedestrian bridge in Mexico City

A recent public pedestrian bridge has been inaugurated in Mexico City. The nature of this bridge is an unusual piece of infrastructure in Mexico City because of its characteristics: it is socially committed, aesthetically related to vegetation in a concrete saturated … Continue reading A five-year tale of a collaboratively crafted pedestrian bridge in Mexico City

Berlin, 2013, NASA Earth Observatory Sticky post

Critical Urban Studies in Berlin, July 2014

The current post is about the workshop-conference called Current Developments in Critical Urban Studies, hosted by the Georg-Simmel-Zentrum, at the Humboldt University of Berlin. This academic workshop will be developed in Berlin, Germany on July 10th and 11th The event is composed by … Continue reading Critical Urban Studies in Berlin, July 2014

Branches 1. Mexico. Ernesto Valero ThomasThomas Sticky post

Branches of the architectural research in 2014. Symposium at the University College of Dublin

On next Monday, (May 19th 2014) the development of the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) PhD Symposium will occur at the University College of Dublin. The title of the symposium is Setting Out This year the theme is stimulated by the notion of the … Continue reading Branches of the architectural research in 2014. Symposium at the University College of Dublin

The Metropolitan India, the subtle art of managing chaos

In India, two cities that congregate millions of inhabitants are displaying parallel attitudes when implementing local and global approaches towards their development. The Indian City of Bangalore in 2014 is a metropolis inhabited by 9 million people while Delhi hosts … Continue reading The Metropolitan India, the subtle art of managing chaos