Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nomadic Property – Thesis Abstract by Ben Leavitt

The system of real property ownership delimits urban form and experience, and often inflexibly prioritizes private value over communal experience. While some nations have maintained pre-modern precedents of the commons and flexible application of spatial resources, the United States, in … Continue reading

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Peralta Junction

Just a quick note about a new precedent in West Oakland. Peralta Junction is a multi-use “pop-up creative commons” that is open until December 15th. It is utilizing a vacant lot in an industrial area that has not been used for … Continue reading

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friern barnet library

In current events, the Friern Barnet Library, a local branch library in London, makes for a really interesting case study. This library, along with 270 other branch libraries in England, was closed due to economic and budgetary constraints. Coinciding with … Continue reading

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