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  1. Oct 2016
    1. herefore, this article proposes an augmentation to our popular conceptual frameworks of rhetorical situatio

      This directly relates to the goal of the article since rhetoric is something that is omnipresent and always alive, therefore it should be discussed as "affective ecologies" rather than something that is static

    1. Such an approach also goes beyond advertising the aesthetic value of the campus open spaces for student recruitment purposes to recognizing the entire campus landscape as a learning space and advertising its educational value – that is emphasizes something deeper than what meets the eye

      This reminds me of the Schindler reading. To everyone else a simple object has only one meaning but Schindler exposes the hidden meaning behind everyday objects. In this case, the landscape and open spaces on college campuses are looked upon as something that is just pleasing to the eye but in this reading we discover that their is a deeper meaning for why the landscape and open spaces on college campuses really do exist

  2. Sep 2016
    1. Manny’s, this relationship is an understanding of outsiders’ reactions to urban places.

      This is related to our built environment project. It's similar to how we discuss the relationships between sentences and the meanings these connections have, as well as the events and people who have impacted an area.

    2. “The tunnel’snot bad. The tunnel’s a good place if you want to find out who you are. But when you find out who you are, you have to move out or the tunnel will eat you up like it ate me up for several years. Like I say, I built everything up around the tunnel. Now I have to learn to build it around myself.”

      I would like to discuss this further in class. I think the idea that the tunnel took over his life could be his way of saying how he relied to much on the tunnel, instead of allowing the tunnel to help him.

    3. On a global scale, Debord not only views this as a way in which capitalism maintains the society it has created, but also argues that thepeople of anti-capitalist countries must question power instead of accepting reforms. Without the abolition of capitalism or any oppressive order, the working-class continues to struggle within the boundaries imposed on them by the system in place.

      I would like to discuss this further in class. I am just a little confused on how capitalism is oppressive to everyone. As mentioned in another comment, capitalism can allow lower class citizens to work their way up, but it is just very difficult.

    4. Homelessness is not truly the condition of not having a home. Because the homeless indeed have a home they build on the streets or in the tunnels, their condition is more accurately described as the absence of a stable home.

      I think this can be connected to Schindler. Schindler tries to make the argument on how homeless people are not actually homeless because they have space under bridges and in tunnels.

    5. rchitecture is the simplest means of articulating time and space, of modulating reality and engendering dreams.

      Schindler and Fleming talk about this in their own words

    6. Because the public trusts in commercial messages, they seek out the materialitems that double as signs of privilege. In this mindset, the material is demanded based on publicity-created fixation rather than need (or even want), for prior to the publicity, the individual is not aware that he or she either requires or desiresthe item. This distracts from an awareness of the populations Morton interviews because their lack of resources cannot be approached with the commercialistunderstanding of the material

      I would like to discuss this further in class, especially the part that commercialism distracts Morton's populations.

    7. The image of the homeless as insane also helps explain why they are homeless without questioning the system that has failed them. If the public sees the homeless as having made this choice, as being abnormal and wanting to take the easy route, then the public does not see itself as being like the homeless and as being vulnerable to homelessness.

      Something to discuss in class-- how homelessness does not transpire from individual crises, but often from situational or systemic crises.

    8. Graeme Gilloch

      This link shows all of Gilloch's work, including all of those related to Walter Benjamin. Gilloch is currently a professor at Lancaster University.

    9. The means to this goal has been to push the poor out of sight. The most damaging binary in the images of life in the city has been wealth and poverty. While one is something to strive for, the other is a state of being an outcast. I

      a comparison can be drawn with Schindler

    10. We have the paradox of fragility itself: the dangers of hanging by your fingernails, and the pride of creative survival.2

      I never thought about this idea of "pride" in beating the system, but it's very logical. They have outsmarted those that have thought to constrict them, offering an alternative that they know will not be used, but has better results for them personally and for others in similar situations. It's like the anxious thrill of rebelling against some rule or social norm.

    11. awareness of the city through reinterpretation is present throughout the images of domestic architecture, which refer to the homeless population’s construction of home environments.

      This is a little confusing-- does this refer to the democratization of space?

    12. reconnoitering,

      Making a military observation of an area.

    13. To destroy something a person has created is to deny their capacity for such creativity,

      but couldn't it be argued that destruction gives way for new creation?

    14. he art dismisses any assumption about the tunnel as a pallid location for ghostlike residents.

      this is such a beautiful thought. Although these residents have no home, they think of their surroundings as lavish and artistic. I'm troubled by this because my hometown is considered to be one of the most gorgeous places in the Northeast, and I am so jaded by it that I barely ever acknowledge the beauty anymore. We are far more privileged than we know.

    15. which further demonstrates a completesociety.

      this is similar to Ch. 3 of Fleming, in which he raises the idea that a little tiny complete democracy can be found within one's own neighborhood or community--the tunnel is like it's own democracy.

    16. ince the tunnel is shelter from the conflicts above,

      it's funny; I'm almost attracted to the idea of living in the tunnel now.

    17. sychogeography
    18. The absolute darkness of the tunnel prevents danger from entering it, which explains how it is possible to have the highest feeling of safety in a place that is perceived as most dangerous.

      I would love to talk more about this. It's such an interesting idea.

    19. Harz region

      Highest mountain range in Northern Germany

    20. Because the public trusts in commercial messages, they seek out the materialitems that double as signs of privilege. In this mindset, the material is demanded based on publicity-created fixation rather than need (or even want), for prior to the publicity, the individual is not aware that he or she either requires or desiresthe item.

      Maybe discuss further?

    21. TAPESTRY OF SPACE 35 reduce contact with untouchables, urban redevelopment has converted once vital pedestrian streets into traffic sewers and transformed public parks into temporary receptacles for the homeless and the wretched

      Something to talk about in class

    22. ignominy
    23. any long-term residents have been informed that they are trespassing and have been threatened with arrest.

      I find this interesting, because where I live, those simply living on the streets-- under a bridge, in an alcove-- are often arrested or fined without warning.

    24. oe chose the tunnel for peace and safety while his experience with the tunnels during the war was perilous due to waiting soldiers, traps, and dangerous animals.

      This sort of trust is amazing, yet saddening to recognize that it was only the tunnel that could grant him solitude

    25. who recognized in geography “nothing but history in space.”

      Something to discuss in class

    26. relationship between concentration on space and search for social justice.

      This makes me think of both the relationship between sentences and how those relationships from meeting, and Schindler's paper on architecture.

    27. Paris riots of May 1968
    28. Corbusian vision

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corbusier I know it's wiki, but there are interesting ideas regarding architectural idealism

    29. mythical existence of marginal societies contributes to public apathy.

      This connects to what Schindler said about ignoring or discounting the importance of built environments and the dangers of discrimination in architecture. By not responding to the damage, the citizen is partially to blame. As a community, there is a necessity to be open minded when it comes to the sharing of space

    30. lâneur is male, and no female equivalent (or flâneuse) exists because women in public space in the early twentieth century are prostitutes and other working-class women.

      So are these spectators? Are they active or inactive observers? http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/10/17/in-praise-of-the-flaneur/

    31. They build on space using found materials and personal items in ways that do not treat the environment as a commodity.

      This is really cool, I'd love to talk about this in class

    32. human connection to space.

      This seems like an overarching theme for many of our readings and class discussions in general. Fleming argues that architecture/place+structure and rhetoric are deeply linked. Neressova is essentially making the same claim, but on a broader scale. Space is where we build our environment, our constructed areas, and through rhetoric we, as human beings, are connecting. Thus, I would say that there are similarities here.

    1. but about relations among elements.
    2. Networks are not about fixed indexes of meaning
    3. , and


    4. "discover and write about all of the issues that affect their live

      Yes, a certain amount should be on issues that are not affecting them for a well rounded individual however.

    5. futures as union workers and laborers

      And is not treating them as less because of this future. Instead she is cultivating all of the potential they have to create change with in that field, which is just as important as getting your doctorate or masters and creating change that way.

    6. BP unsuc-cessfully tried endless tactics to stop the spill

      They literally offered rewards in my area if you would post positive social media about them

    1. While outdated laws are often overturned when the norms informing them have sufficiently evolved, our exclusionary built environment, which was created in the past, continues to regulate in the present.

      This reminds me of the idea of unconscious bias, in that even if one is aware of social issues and passes regulations/legislation against them, there will still be an existing social structure/ideology that is much harder to fight against.

    2. they often intentionally restrict access by a certain class of individuals (here, drug dealers and “johns”).

      Couldn't it be argued that these regulations by architecture help protect an area's population?

    3. access job opportu-nities

      I think its important for the courts to recognize that any law or official government motion can potentially be a form of regulation, depending on how it is used/set up. Once this is realized, the courts could probably not be as quick to approve proposals like the one mentioned on page 1938 before having considered the possibly regulatory effects of it.

    4. undesirable

      Frightening word choice; I remember in my Holocaust and Human Behavior class this being one of the most-used words by the Nazis to describe the Jewish people during/before the Holocaust. Any time a group of people are classified as "undesirables", it becomes so easy for the community outside of them to treat them as lesser and work to exclude them from society.

    5. the absence of sidewalks and crosswalks

      This is an interesting point that I had never really thought of as something that could be a form of exclusionary urban design. Yet, thinking about it, I do see how this could disproportionately affect people of color in that it allows less travel for those without more expensive means of transport (cars) and reduces community connectivity.

    6. And while it addresses tools of exclusion such as ra-cially restrictive covenants and exclusionary zoning, never does it mention ex-clusion based on features of the built environment.73

      Do you/we/does anyone think that this is a conscious doing? Is it likely that rules against exclusion based on features of the built environment are purposely left vague to allow for discrimination? Or is the vagueness of the rules abused?