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  • September 14, 2017

    Field Notes from The Expanded Environment; Climate Control: The Rise of the CAFO

    In two strikingly different cities, Paris and Chicago, we can trace the logic of the modernization of urban space to the contemporary Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).  In Notes from The Expanded Environment; Chicago Union Stockyards: a Genealogy of the Feedlot, we visited Baron Haussmann’s most recognized and arguably most controversial modernization plan in Paris.  […]

  • September 4, 2017

    Weather Sites

    Selected weather sites that stand out for their accuracy, visual techniques and levelheadedness. ...

  • August 30, 2017

    OP-ED: Post-Harvey Houston

    There should be no suggestions to the contrary - we have (willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or not - it doesn't really matter) created climate systems of massive power and energy and we have placed our cities in their paths. This was an act of Human. The faster we get a grip on this the faster we can face ourselves and our future....

  • August 29, 2017

    Field Notes from The Expanded Environment; Chicago Union Stockyards: A Genealogy of the Feedlot

    Chicago Union Stockyards, 1947   Animal infrastructures are tied directly to larger forms of control and management which correspond to important shifts in architectural history.  The production of animals within modern industry, from the stockyards immortalized in Upton Sinclair’s Jungle to the ultra anesthetized contemporary German animal-husbandry models, may undergo historical periodization yet the brutality […]