July 25, 2018

As the Inxeba brouhaha lulled, PLR urged South Africans to think about culture and change in 2018. This blog entry was picked up by the Daily Voice (Cape Town) newspaper a couple of days after submission. The newspaper has a readership approaching 500,000. You can...

April 1, 2017

An extended account of the design ethnography project from which this entry draws appears in "Economies of Humanitarian Architecture" in the peer-reviewed Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. You can check out the article here.

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February 5, 2017

Bulletin FrancoPaix published an extended version of this post in English here and French here

Le gouvernement Trudeau a changé le ton de la politique de développement international du Canada, même s’il ne s’agit pas encore d’une modificaton importante des politiques...

August 31, 2016

An extended version of this post by PLR appears here in the March/April 2017 issue of the progressive politics and culture magazine Briarpatch.

There is a new washroom just off a first floor common at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and it interestingly figures in the...

January 1, 2016

This book review later appeared as a book review in the journal Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) and can be found here.

The multi-dimensional nature of schools makes them among the more complex buildings to procure, design, use and maintain.  Schools become even m...

December 7, 2015

New City published a version of this post here.

Studio Gang really believes in basketball.  They envision a future where basketball diplomacy unites Chicago’s black communities and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  But should improving “relations” between these grou...

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