Victory over Chaos? Constantinos A. Doxiadis and Ekistics 1945-1975 “To Dinos, Victor over Chaos” These are the words Jacqueline Tyrwhitt wrote “on the wreath of wild flowers she placed on Dinos Doxiadis’ grave, on the day of his funeral…”. [Psomopoulos, … Continue reading Victory over Chaos?
“Though not jingoistic, Hilton’s patriotism expressed his deep commitment to two American habits: religiousness and capitalism. […] Indeed, Conrad Hilton regularly substituted prayers for advertisements. At Christmas time, Hilton offered an inspirational religious message accompanied only by the Hilton logo. … Continue reading Be Not Afraid: a Hilton prayer
For the past decades Detroit has been synonymous for urban decay, while today its apocalyptic landscape poses a challenge for professionals and investors claiming to provide a vision for its future. This study aims to understand the complex dynamics that … Continue reading Previendo el Pasado
Rethink Athens is a European Architectural Competition organized and funded by the Onassis Foundation promoting the revitalization of the Athenian center. Undoubtedly, this is the most ambitious effort, among a series of architectural competitions on public spaces or buildings, to … Continue reading Athens # Rethink
Welcome to DHA City Karachi (DCK) # The first planned sustainable & green city of Pakistan Situated on the Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway, 56 kilometers from the center of Karachi (the financial centre of Pakistan and a global city with an estimated … Continue reading Still D
The Momentus Project A collaborative project in which a select group of designers illustrators, and artists create visual interpretations of the most defining moments in United States history as a way of informing others of our proud, yet sometimes troubled … Continue reading The Momentus Project
At the UN “Habitat” Conference, which took place in Vancouver, Canada in 1976 – a year after C.A. Doxiadis’ death – Jacky [Tyrwhitt] participated in the Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGO) Forum as representative of ACE and consultant editor of its journal EKISTICS, but like all of us, also as a member of the WSE, an NGO accredited to the UN. Gwen Bell and Rebecca Ruopp Packard, then editor and assistant editor of the journal, were also there. They came bearing printed “T” shirts with the name of EKISTICS on the front and the statement “I am an Anthropos” on the back. … Continue reading When Moderns were modern ≡ WMwm