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    ‘Scorched Earth Urbanism’ and other Quasi-Satirical Street Vocabularies

    by  • October 7, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article originally appeared on RebelMetropolis.org. When defining a new term, or redefining a marginalized term, it helps to define its converse. The word ‘sustainable’ has become such a meaningless marketing brand. If we’re going to take this one back from the PR firms we’ll need to draw a few lines. The opposite of...

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    Free course: ‘The Commons, the Sacred, and the Public Domain’ at Recess • Materials for Sept. 17th, 2013

    by  • September 11, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

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    Good news, everyone! Continuing the free course started last winter and returned recently to  Recess Gallery, we’ll be hosting our next meeting of the minds. Don’t forget to read the writings, it’s about bikes!  Event page for class is HERE.   ~H. Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save Our Economy ~  PDF Here >>>  BKNMCS In...

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    Free course: ‘The Commons, the Sacred, and the Public Domaine’ materials for Sept. 3rd

    by  • September 1, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

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    Continuing the free course started last winter and returned recently to PNCA, Recess Gallery will be hosting our next meeting of the minds. Event page for class HERE.  ••• Exhaustion and Exuberance : Ways to Defy the Pressure to Perform by Jan Verwoert, Exhaustion and Exuberance is a collection of essays by art critic Jan Verwoert. This particular essay...

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    Free Course: “The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred” • Materials for Tuesday, August 13th

    by  • August 12, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

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    Here is some material on gentrification in Vancouver BC, David Ley has done a lot of research on this, unfortunately I can’t access the article I wanted to share. ~Losier •Here is a substitute: http://www.artlurker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/artists_aestheticisation_and_the.pdf •Quickies: A summary of Ley’s thoughts – Particular attention to section on ‘some areas resist’ on Downtown East Side...

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    Free Course: “The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred” • Materials for Tuesday, August 6th

    by  • August 5, 2013 • Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    Sorry the last minute posting, it’s been a hectic week for some of us.  As promised, here are the readings that were provided by various members of the class. ~Hart   The Model City: Civil Rights, the Black Panther Party, and the Revolution of Urban Politics in Portland, Oregon by Lucas Burke In recent...

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    Class #10 (4/17) The Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • April 17, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

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    Class from last week:   This week we’ve got Alexander Baretich coming in to facilitate a conversation on bioregionalism. In preparation, we haven’t much (as I’ve dropped the ball), but skim over the following: A working definition A geographical area described in terms of its unique combination of plants, animals, geology, climate and water...

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    Class #9 (4/10) The Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School • 0 Comments

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    This week, we’ve got Tracy as facilitator. Here’s her introduction: One of the things that struck me most about the Occupy encampments was the realization that “public space” in no way belongs to the public. That we continue to call it ‘public’ obscures the fact that it actually belongs to our cities’ Business Alliances...

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    Class # 8 (4/3) The Commons, the Public Domain and the Sacred

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School, Stephen, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

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    Part 1: Tree Huggers by Kathie Durbin, Chapter 1: The Glory Days of Logging (21-26) Chapter 2: Stopping the Juggernaut (26-33) Chapter 7 (scroll down): Loving a Place (72-77) + picture of Slade Gorton (not yet scanned) (Olympic National Forest) Part 2: The Battle of Bull Run — 1-5 Part 3: Public Assets, Private...

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