A heightened perception of urban violence increasingly dominates public discourse, but, as current events seem to demonstrate, these crises continue without immanent resolution. The very definitions of the city and of violence are constantly being reevaluated: the site of the city is shifting across real and imagined space; violence has been exposed outside the traditional areas of social conflict. Mortal City, published With StoreFront for Art and Architecture, is comprised of a series of essays investigating direct and indirect forms of violence and the city. Mortal City presents several different approaches to the subject. Articles by Donald Albrecht, Diane Ghirardo, Herbert Muschamp, Richard Plunz, and Lebbeus Woods, among others, are accompanied by photo essays by Warchitecture and Camilo Vergara and an interview with Mark Wigley. "We have gone from fearing the death of the city to fearing the city of death, and this traumatic change is reflected passionately in this book". -- A.D.
Affective education can be defined as that part of the educational process which concerns itself with the attitudes, feelings, beliefs and emotions of students. Central to the concept is the acknowledgement that student's feelings about themselves as learners and about their academic subjects can be at least as influential as their actual ability. This collection features the work of contributors from countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Israel, Spain and the UK. It shows how the practical approach to affective education varies from nation to nation. By analyzing the underlying theory, this text sets out to bring the different approaches closer together, to enable teachers across the continent to work towards a positive common ground.
We – the users turned creators and distributors of content – are TIME’s Person of the Year 2006, and AdAge’s Advertising Agency of the Year 2007. We form a new Generation C. We have MySpace, YouTube, and OurMedia; we run social software, and drive the development of Web 2.0. But beyond the hype, what’s really going on? In this groundbreaking exploration of our developing participatory online culture, Axel Bruns establishes the core principles which drive the rise of collaborative content creation in environments, from open source through blogs and Wikipedia to Second Life. This book shows that what’s emerging here is no longer just a new form of content production, but a new process for the continuous creation and extension of knowledge and art by collaborative communities: produsage. The implications of the gradual shift from production to produsage are profound, and will affect the very core of our culture, economy, society, and democracy.
The school is at the heart of the future of the community. It is in the schools where children grow in knowledge, morality and their abilities to relate to others. Their concepts of community and the ability to live life to the full are fostered and cultivated through the experience of being at school. It is in the schools that the future of our societies gains formation and direction. To be part of this cradling of the future is something of a treasure. Teachers and the school community are enormously influential in children’s lives. We have joined with them, and together have created the opportunity for huge amounts of imaginative and inspired activities, as well as very useful psycholog...
What are the rituals and customs of the contemporary suburb? How is suburban culture changing as a result of being plugged into a global market of expanding proportions? Suburban Discipline answers many questions on suburbia through a series of critical essays. The city centre is no longer the undisputed definition of civilization; suburbia has infiltrated urban culture worldwide, shaping both its aspirations and its fears.