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Month: October, 2014

Flashback: Some 25 years ago some people had their first banana.

by jiookrednav

titanic-banane

Meet “Zonen-Gaby”¬† from the Germany Democratic Republic. This year the “Mauerfall” is 25 years ago and I saw this legendary magazine-cover from 1989 in today’s newspaper. ;)

The cover takes a pun at traditional media of the time, that portrayed the new Germans with western consumer goods and western products reducing new found freedom to, well, consumption.

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New Towns Institute

by urbanusdonatus

Newtowns

A PROMO for New Town institute, not because they are not known, but because they are great:

They do things like mapping New Towns since the very beginning of civilization and much of other city life related research.

“The International New Town Institute (INTI) is a non-profit scientific knowledge institute. INTI is dedicated to improving the quality of global urban development, with a focus on New Towns. INTI is independent and not necessarily an advocate or promotor of New Town planning.”

Overall it’s very very good¬†platform for knowledge in Urbanism and also getting inspired.

Compare an ideal of the sixties to an ideal of today….. I recommend the tiny house at 27:30 in Manhattan.

by jiookrednav

 

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