Posts Tagged ‘corporatism’

Give us back our public spaces

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

This superb article on public space and cities by Will Hutton appeared in the  Guardian on Sunday, June 16. I’ve reprinted it here in full.

Hutton explains why cities are starting to look the way they do by pointing to various financial behaviours. Worth reading the whole thing.

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Occupy Vancouver

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

The sign above bears a quote from philosopher Bertrand Russell: “Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principle of liberty, which can be embodied in one maxim, “the fortunate must not be restrained in their tyranny over the unfortunate”.”

Occupy Vancouver had a promising start on a warm, beautiful fall day.

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You Know Things are Messed Up When Librarians Start Marching

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Most of the photos here were taken by a friend of mine, Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, at Occupy Wall Street. Reproduced here with permission. See his whole gallery of Occupy Wall Street photos.

I would like to nominate the protest sign—all the protest signs of this year’s worldwide uprisings, in general—as the pre-eminent design object of 2011.

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