Author Archives: ZAPP URBANISM

About ZAPP URBANISM

This is a little independent tabloid magazine looking into three expanding fields of Architecture, Not Architecture, and Not Not Architecture between ancient and future time and space.

Open School

Tommy Manuel   Lot-Ek’s latest project, the Open School for the Anyang Public Art Project 2010 (APAP), is tethered to the ground rather than being built on it. This caution-yellow chevron pavilion lunges out over the southern bank of the Anyang River … Continue reading

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Night Inflation: Balloons of Mythic Characters

Johanna Post   Notes on Seeing Inflation – the Night before the Thanksgiving Parade by Macy’s Department Store on Central Park West around the side streets of the American Museum of Natural History, November 24, 2010. The parade is a … Continue reading

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Urban Mirror Squint

Andrew MacNair   The window looks west out onto the sidewalk along the avenue. The avenue runs north to south. The sidewalk is on the west side of the avenue. The window is in a small café on street level. The … Continue reading

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Resistance To

Adam Wiseman The term resistance is most often used to refer to a political or personal act. In this case, however, it is more akin to electrical resistance; the degree of physical opposition a material provides against flowing current. Scientifically, this can … Continue reading

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Binocular House

Michael Bell   The Binocular House embodies a set of attempts to measure flatness against a precipice of deep space by way of removing the middle ground. The layering manifests a tension between the foreground and the implications of a distant background; … Continue reading

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Spatial Engagement’s Chronotope in Electronic Art and the Public Sphere

Francisco J. Ricardo   The received notion of the public sphere in fact melds an array of narrative and structural elements into a domain of expressive possibility whose center of attention serves both aesthetic and intersubjective concerns. This commingling entails … Continue reading

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Weiguan Netizens

Andrew MacNair   A fury has been unleashed in all directions from a curious kind of political ricochet around the Japanese Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. It seems that Cheng Jianping, a.k.a. online as Wang Yi, has been sent … Continue reading

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