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Month: November, 2013

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places

by vytasvulgaris

This (very dutch speaking)  guy humbly presents his astonishing insights into what could be called a failure for neo-liberal and a triumph of a communal. Overall what is shown here, is an incredibly great extent and power of urbanization to which governments, planners and architects are often too slow or simply incapable to react.  Although there actually might be some ways…


The biggest eviction in modern British history

by vytasvulgaris

Clearing Illegal Gypsy Camps (BBC Documentary) shows an impressive and emotionally loaded operation with a budget of 18 mil. pounds.  Personally, quite a dose of mixed feelings for me. It is hard to totally agree or disagree with any of the positions, be it local council, the “travelers” (although I would rather call them squatters),  the almost pathologically nervous neighbour or professional hipster activists. However it is hard to stay indifferent to this clash not raising a question, whether it is really impossible to have a cheaper and less weepy solution. The common sense is anyway strongly missing somewhere.

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