Alberto Mingardi

The TAV and the politics of infrastructure

The two Italian ruling parties have diverging ideas about the high-speed rail connecting Turin and Lyon. An infrastructure that has an important symbolic value in the history of one of them.

Eyal Weizman

The Nationalist Library

Shouldn't a state project — the National Library of Israel — be by and for its citizens and subjects? Should it not include and serve the Palestinians in Israel and those Palestinians incarcerated only a few kilometres away and barred by the wall from accessing the building?

Expotowers of Babel

Plans to upturn three boats to form the Italian Pavilion for the Expo 2020 in Dubai met a stormy reception. It was a communicational short circuit, in a context denying space and architecture in favor of communication.

Did someone mention a healing environment?

In a quest for a new design culture for care architecture, Gideon Boie critiques the principles that guided Charles Jencks’ Maggie’s Centres project.

Troy Conrad Therrien

Future faculties

Leading American universities are witnessing an accelerated transfer of teaching from the actual physical campus to online platforms. In the future, responsibility for learning will in fact be switched from teacher to student, paving the way towards a new architecture of education.

Maria Luisa Palumbo

Polis and Climate Change Policy

COP 21 in Paris ended in a positive agreement, more for recognising the climate change problem than for its immediate effect but since many years city networks are working in the right direction. Even in contrast with central government policies and private interests.

Michele De Lucchi

Domus 1028. On Poverty