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Volume #42

Preview of Volume #42

Posted on January 5, 2015 — by

Right before New Year we launched Volume’s 42nd issue, ‘Art and Science of Real Estate’. In the coming weeks we’re going to publish a selection of articles, and for those who are interested how the issue looks and feels we have uploaded a preview.

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Volume #42

Volume #42 — Out Now!

Posted on December 18, 2014 — by

Volume #42: Art & Science of Real Estate

In today’s rapidly changing world, the role of real estate has been affected deeply. To such a degree that the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University sees an opportunity to transform the profession from within, stressing its creative potential and introducing an ethical code. This issue of Volume is dedicated to CURE’s ambition to create a continuum between architecture and real estate, as part of the design disciplines.

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Conflict Dashboard Maps Conflicts around the World

Posted on December 8, 2014 — by

GDELT Project

The GDELT Project, “a real-time network diagram and database of global human society for open research”, has created an intriguing map that provides insight in protests and conflict situations around the world.

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‘Every Issue Is an Attempt to Understand a Little More of the World We Live in’

Posted on December 2, 2014 — by

Volume editorial board

VI·BOK is a studio dedicated to thinking and critical action on living spaces. Last month they published an interview with Volume editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman and former Volume managing editor Brendan Cormier about their main editorial coordinates and the process of editing.

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Missions & Missionaries

Posted on November 26, 2014 — by

Make sure you don’t miss Malkit Shoshan‘s seminar on 27 November about the impact of peace-keeping missions. To get a preview on her ideas on the matters at stake, read her article in Volume #40: Architecture of Peace Reloaded.

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Blog, Event

Last Weekend of Connected: Future, Cities and People at New Energy Docks, Amsterdam

Posted on November 14, 2014 — by

The robot relentlessly printing thousands of portraits in Bucharest

The Connected exhibition program is coming to a closure. This weekend is the last opportunity to see the exhibition in New Energy Docks in Amsterdam, however. Don’t miss it!

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Who Rules the City? Connected Symposium: 6 November, Amsterdam

Posted on October 31, 2014 — by

Who rules the city? The traditional set of players who determine planning and management of cities has gone through a major shift. The financial crises since 2008 were a major trigger, but also more social and cultural incentives can be indicated as forces in play. Private partners, city urbanists, city governors, housing corporations, developers, and citizens try to redefine their roles in new constellations. Who sets the new rules and what effective regulation helps to facilitate citizens to co-create their environment?

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Volume #41

Preview of Volume #41

Posted on October 14, 2014 — by

We just launched Volume’s 41st issue, ‘How to Build a Nation’. In the coming weeks we’re going to publish a selection of articles, and for those who are interested how the issue looks and feels we have uploaded a preview.

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Volume #41

Volume #41 — Out Now!

Posted on October 13, 2014 — by

Volume #41: How to Build a Nation

For the first time, a general theme was given to the national pavilions at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. They were to be historical shows, focused on the impact of modernity on a country’s architecture. What it produced was not just a global survey of twentieth century construction, but also heroic stories of nation-building. Yes, architecture can build nations. Today, we seem far from that notion. The nation-state is either giving up on itself, or exploited through tyrannical regimes. Meanwhile architects are hardly taking up the cause.

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Archis Speaks Volumes #1: Architecture of Peace

Posted on October 9, 2014 — by

Archis speaks Volumes #1

We are proud to present the first in a new series of Volume-related events at Amsterdam’s major city debate center Pakhuis de Zwijger. In post-conflict zones, can architecture go beyond bricks and mortar to help materialize peace?

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