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1. Maggie Taylor Artist Video

Maggie Taylor Artist Video

Maggie Taylor received her BA degree in philosophy from Yale University in 1983 and her MFA degree in photography from the University of Florida in 1987. After more than ten years as a still life photographer, she began to use the computer to create her images in 1996. Her work is featured in Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams, published by Adobe Press in 2004; Solutions Beginning with A, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2007; and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2008. Taylor’s images have been exhibited in one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S and abroad and are in numerous public and private collections including The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea. In 1996 and 2001, she received State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowships. In 2004, she won the Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Project Competition. 2005 she received the Ultimate Eye Foundation Grant. She lives in Gaineville, Florida.


2. Princeton University Press Fall 2016 Preview

Princeton University Press Fall 2016 Preview

Highlights from Princeton University Press's Fall 2016 List


3. Princeton University Press Spring 2016 Preview

Princeton University Press Spring 2016 Preview

Highlights from Princeton University Press’s Spring 2016 List


4. The Competition. Trailer

The Competition. Trailer

Suscribe for updates on: www.thecompetitionmovie.com Cast of participant architects: Frank Gehry Jean Nouvel Zaha Hadid Dominique Perrault Norman Foster Production team: A production by Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS) Director and Producer: Angel Borrego Cubero Technical Director and Editor: Simon Lund Assistants to edition: Gaël Urzáiz, Cristina Hortigüela Music: popular song: “When Johnny comes marching home” Musical arrangements and production: César Bartolomé Solo voice: Saira Mir; Flute and piccolo: Nayra Adrian ; Clarinet: Javier Llopis Boquer Cameras: Gaël Urzáiz, Loreto García, Sara Verd, Simon Lund, Angel Borrego Cubero Funding and collaborations: Fundación Arte y Derecho, Govern d’Andorra, Lord Culture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, Gehry Partners Press & Marketing: Simona Rota ( [email protected]) Date of World Premier: October 10th 2013 at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) Date of final edit release: October 25th 2014 at Filmoteca Española - Cine Doré (Spanish Film Archives) Synopsis An almost uncomfortable but intensely fascinating account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel or Frank Gehry, toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition. While nearly as old as the profession itself, architectural competitions became a social, political and cultural phenomenon of the post-Guggenheim Bilbao museums and real estate bubbles of the recent past. Taking place at the dramatic moment in which the bubble became a crisis, this is the first one to be documented, in excruciatingly raw detail. But does the jury have the last word? Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are selected to participate in the design of the future National Museum of Art of Andorra, a first in the Pyrenees small country. Norman Foster drops out of the competition after a change in the rules that allow the documentary to happen. Three months of design work go into the making of the different proposals, while, behind doors, a power struggle between the different architects and the client has a profound impact on the level of transparency granted by each office to the resident documentary crew, and which has a definite influence in the material shown in the film. The presentations to the jury happen in one intense day close to election time in Andorra, becoming a hot event in the tiny country, with media all around the international stars that may help shape its future. Of the four remaining architects three show up to make personal presentations, every one of which becomes a fascinating study in personality, strategy, character, showmanship… and a dramatic moment in which any detail becomes both important and irrelevant, the line between failure and success perfectly imperceptible Director’s biography Angel Borrego Cubero (Spain, 1967). While trained in architecture, with a PhD from ETSA Madrid and a MArch from Princeton University, where he was a Fulbright scholar, Borrego Cubero has been developing an interdisciplinary body of works that deal with issues such as the contemporary urban condition, the negotiations between private and public space, violence, surveillance, fictions in architecture, etc. After succeeding in a big international competition, in a process which was akin to a thriller, Angel Borrego Cubero decides to make a documentary of this recurring architectural procedure. During four years, intense work was dedicated to find, document and edit one into film format. “The Competition” is the first feature documentary of this Spanish director and is also the first film documenting the tense developments that characterize architectural contests.


5. Lunch Talk - Michael Beirut

  • Published: 2014-09-28T23:21:21+00:00
  • Duration: 494
  • By Hyperakt
Lunch Talk - Michael Beirut

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as Vice President of graphic design. Bierut’s recent activities have included the development of a new identity and signage for the expanded Morgan Library and Museum; the development of environmental graphics for The New York Times Building; the design of an identity and public promotion for Philip Johnson’s Glass House; the creation ofmarketing strategies for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation; the development of a new brand strategy and packaging for luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue; and the redesign of the magazine The Atlantic. Bierut is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art. He is co-editor of the anthology series Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, published by Allworth Press, and in 1998 he co-edited and designed the monograph Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist. He is a co-founder of the weblog Design Observer and his commentaries about graphic design in everyday life can be heard nationally on the Public Radio International program “Studio 360.” His book Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2007.


6. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman -:-:- Caol le Caol

  • Published: 2014-07-21T14:09:30+00:00
  • Duration: 232
  • By IrishMusic
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman -:-:- Caol le Caol

Order the album now! Bandcamp (CD/download): smarturl.it/Laghdu iTunes: smarturl.it/iTunesLaghdu ★★★★★ THE IRISH TIMES "oh so downright magnificent" :: Siobhan Long, The Irish Times "ASTOUNDING" :: Colm O'Hare, Hot Press "a gorgeous album" :: Jim Carroll, The Irish Times "Everyone should hear this" :: Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) Caoimhín & Dan play 10-string hardanger d'amore fiddles made by Salve Håkedal with baroque bows by Michel Jamonneau Fead an Iolair is a track from the album 'Laghdú', to be released on IrishMusic.Net records in September 2014 for more info, please visit irishmusic.net/more filmed by Amanda Feery at the Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University


7. Robert Somol (J. Robert Swanson Lecture), University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture

Robert Somol (J. Robert Swanson Lecture), University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture

Robert E. Somol is the appointed Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture in 2007 and an internationally recognized design theorist. Somol was most recently Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, and taught design and theory at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1997-2005. He has served as the Max Fishman Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and the Cullinen Professor at Rice University, in addition to teaching at Columbia University's GSAPP and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Somol is the editor of Autonomy and Ideology (Monacelli Press, 1997) and has served on the editorial boards of Any and Log. His writings have appeared in publications ranging from Assemblage to Wired, and focus on modernism and its modes of repetition, the emergence of the diagram in postwar architecture, landscape and interior urbanism, and the development of graphic or cartoon protocols within contemporary architectural practices. Somol is the co-designer of "off-use," an award-winning studio and residence in Los Angeles that extends his interest in combining the speculative discipline of modernism with the material excesses of mass culture: beinahe nichts meets la dolce vita. As an architectural designer, writer and educator, Somol is a central figure in efforts to displace architecture's modes of criticality by a renewed engagement with the projective ambitions of the discipline. His collection of essays, Nothing to Declare, is forthcoming from ANY Books and the MIT Press, and he is a member of the Research Board of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam


8. How Aldus Manutius Saved Civilization with G. Scott Clemons

How Aldus Manutius Saved Civilization with G. Scott Clemons

On Monday October 26th, Scott Clemons was guest speaker at [email protected] in the Herb Lubalin Lecture series and delivered this talk at The Cooper Union. In the last decade of the 15th century, a middle-aged private tutor named Aldus Manutius made the stunning decision to leave the comfortable employ of a noble family and enter the cutthroat world of printing. The implications of that career change reverberate to this day throughout the worlds of textual criticism, book design, typography, book production, copyright law, collecting and classical philology. Whether by accident or design, Aldus’s decision put him in the right place at the right time to apply the relatively new technology of printing with movable type to the difficult task of printing Greek. As a result, virtually the entire surviving Greek canon found its way into print for the first time, and therefore into posterity. G. Scott Clemons has collected the Aldine Press since his days as an undergraduate in the Classics Department at Princeton University. He currently serves as the President of the Grolier Club, Treasurer of the Bibliographical Society of America, and is a past Chairman of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Outside of his bibliophilic interests, Scott is the Chief Investment Strategist of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a privately-owned investment firm in New York City. Scott curated the exhibition Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze, on display at the Grolier Club this past spring, and is the co-author of a companion volume to the exhibition, is available from Oak Knoll Books.


9. FFF Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Bryan Caplan

FFF Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Bryan Caplan

On September 13, 2010 Bryan Caplan gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Immigration Restrictions: A Solution Searching for a Problem" can viewed above in its entirety. Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, Social Science Quarterly, the Journal of Public Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, and numerous other outlets. His book, , The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Polices (2007), was published by Princeton University Press and named "the best political book this year" by the New York Times.


10. Discussions on Networked Publics: Infrastructure

  • Published: 2010-06-15T03:03:37+00:00
  • Duration: 6020
  • By Kazys Varnelis
Discussions on Networked Publics: Infrastructure

The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's [GSAPP's] Studio-X Soho Facility, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City. The fourth panel, on "infrastructure" took place on May 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm. The panelists are: David Benjamin (GSAPP, Living Architecture Lab) Frank Pasquale (School of Law, Seton Hall) Molly Wright Steenson (Princeton University, Girlwonder blog) Mason C. White (University of Toronto, Lateral Office) Kazys Varnelis, director of GSAPP's Network Architecture Lab moderated "Discussions on Networked Publics" extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at http://networkedpublics.org.


11. ANITA BERRIZBEITIA, Harvard GSD: Urban Agriculture and the New City

ANITA BERRIZBEITIA, Harvard GSD: Urban Agriculture and the New City

Anita Berrizbeitia is a professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She was awarded the 2005-2006 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she studied architecture at the Universidad Simon Bolivar before receiving a BA from Wellesley College and an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Anita has taught design theory and studio, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was Associate Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her studios investigate innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space, especially on sites where urbanism, globalization, and local cultural conditions intersect. She also leads seminars that focus on significant transformations in landscape discourse over the last three decades. From 1987 to 1993, she practiced with Child Associates, Inc., in Boston, where she collaborated on many award-winning projects. Anita is co-author, with Linda Pollak, of Inside/Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape (Rockport, 1999), which won an ASLA Merit Award; author of Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956-1961 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), awarded the J.B. Jackson Book Prize in 2007 from the Foundation for Landscape Studies; and editor of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2009), which received an ASLA Honor Award. Her essays have been published in Daniel Urban Kiley: The Early Gardens (Princeton Architectural Press), Recovering Landscape (Princeton Architectural Press), Roberto Burle Marx: Landscapes Reflected (Princeton Architectural Press), CASE: Downsview Park Toronto (Prestel), Large Parks (Princeton Architectural Press), Retorno al Paisaje (Evren), and Hargreaves Associates: Landscape Alchemy (ORO Publishers), as well as in magazines such as A+U.


12. Journeyman Field Notes: Jason Alejandro

  • Published: 2012-01-11T04:30:25+00:00
  • Duration: 207
  • By Matthew Senna
Journeyman Field Notes: Jason Alejandro

I got the chance to stop in to see one of my closest friends and design inspirations, Jason Alejandro, at Princeton University Press while in New Jersey. Keep up with Jasons work and happenings at www.madebyarchetype.com


13. Steven Holl

Steven Holl

Steven Holl Urbanisms: Working With Doubt 15 Jan 2010 Friday Event Lecture Steven Holl will discuss five projects from 2009, the Knut Hamsun Center in Norway, Linked Hybrid in China, Horizontal Skyscraper in China, the Herning Museum of Art in Denmark. Steven Holl Architects have been appointed to design the new GSA estate opposite the Mackintosh Building. This design development process has started but is at an early stage. This presentation therefore will not focus on the design for the new GSA building but will illustrate Steven Holl’s architectural practice. Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Notable work includes the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (1998), Sarphatistraat Offices, Amsterdam (2000) and Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington (1997). Most recently completed are the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009), third on TIME magazine’s list of Architectural Marvels of 2007, the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway (2009), and the Herning Center of the Arts in Herning, Denmark (2009). In June 2007 the much celebrated addition to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri opened to the public. Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured and exhibited widely and has published numerous texts including Anchoring (1989), Parallax (2000), Idea and Phenomena (2002), and Luminosity/Porosity (2006). In early 2007 House: black swan theory (Princeton Architectural Press), and Architecture Spoken (Rizzoli) were published. In 2009, his new book, Urbanisms: Working With Doubt (Princeton Architectural Press) was published. Steven Holl is a member of the American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of Museums, the Honorary Whitney Circle, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Drawing Center, and the International Honorary Committee, Vilpuri Library, of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.


14. Preston Scott Cohen, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc

Preston Scott Cohen, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc

Preston Scott Cohen is the founder and principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. His firm’s work encompasses diverse scales and types of buildings including houses, educational facilities, cultural institutions and urban designs for private owners, institutions, government agencies and corporations. Cohen is Chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and numerous theoretical and historical essays on architecture. His work has been widely published and exhibited and is in numerous collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard. He lectures regularly in prestigious venues around the world. Cohen’s work has been the subject of numerous theoretical assessments by renowned critics and historians including Nicolai Ouroussoff, Sylvia Lavin, Antoine Picon, Michael Hays, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Terry Riley, Robert Somol, Hashim Sarkis and Rafael Moneo. Cohen has held faculty positions at Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Ohio State University. He was the Frank Gehry International Chair at the University of Toronto in 2004 and the Perloff Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002. Recent projects include: Datong City Library [2008-2012], The Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building, Tel Aviv, Israel [2003-2011], Taiyuan Museum of Art, Taiyuan, China [2007--2012], Nanjing Performing Arts Center, Nanjing, China [2007-2009], The Goldman Sachs Canopy, with Pei Cobb Freed Associates, New York, NY [2005-2008], Robbins Elementary School, Trenton, New Jersey [2005-2011], Goodman House, Pine Plains, New York [2002-2004]. Awards include the Progressive Architecture Award for Taiyuan Museum of Art [2010]; First Prize, Taiyuan Museum International Competition [2007]; First Prize Competition Robbins Elementary School, Trenton, NJ [2005]; Academy Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters [2004]; Progressive Architecture Award, Architecture Tel Aviv Museum of Art [2004]; First Prize, Herta and Paul Amir International Competition for the New Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art [2003]; Progressive Architecture Awards: Torus House [2000], Terminal House [1998].


15. Chris Hedges - Death of the liberal class

Chris Hedges - Death of the liberal class

According to Chris Hedges, liberal institutions are to blame for the downward spiral of the American political system. In his Big Thinkinglecture at Congress 2012, he argues that the liberal class—the press, universities, liberal religious institutions, labour unions and the Democratic Party—have forsaken their core values and sold out to corporate interests. Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitorand National Public Radio, and the author of such books as War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), American Fascists (2007), I Don't Believe in Atheists (2008) and Empire of Illusion(2009). He is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University.


16. Changing Minds About Climate Change - Paul Thagard

Changing Minds About Climate Change - Paul Thagard

WICI Seminar: November 19, 2008 Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation http://sig.uwaterloo.ca/WICI.html University of Waterloo Why have most scientists come to believe that global warming is caused by human activity? Why do some politicians such as Sarah Palin resist this conclusion? Belief, change and resistance can be explained by neurocomputational models of explanatory and emotional coherence. Minds and societies are complex, multilevel systems that can be changed by intervention on feedback loops at multiple levels. Speaker Profile Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy, with cross appointment to Psychology and Computer Science, and Director of the Cognitive Science Program, at the University of Waterloo. He is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph. D. in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science). He is the author of Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition (MIT Press, 2006), Coherence in Thought and Action (MIT Press, 2000), How Scientists Explain Disease (Princeton University Press, 1999), Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (MIT Press, 1996; second edition, 2005), Conceptual Revolutions (Princeton University Press, 1992), and Computational Philosophy of Science (MIT Press, 1988); and co-author of Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought (MIT Press, 1995) and Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery (MIT Press, 1986). He is also editor of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science (Elsevier, 2007), and Associate Editor of the journal Cognitive Science. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Cognitive Science Society, and in 2007 received a Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize.


17. The Architecture of Northwestern

The Architecture of Northwestern

From the 1869-built University Hall to today's LEED-certified green buildings, the new "Northwestern University: The Campus Guide" captures the architecture of the University. Written by Jay Pridmore, an architectural historian, the guide includes approximately 200 beautiful photos of both campuses by Peter Kiar, a noted Chicago architectural photographer. This video features several of Kiar's photos from the guidebook, which was published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book is available at www.papress.com and independent booksellers.


18. Stan Allen, Princeton University

Stan Allen, Princeton University

Stan Allen became the dean of Princeton University in 2002. He is a practicing architect and principal of SAA/Stan Allen Architect. From 1989–2002, he taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he was also the Director of the Advanced Design Program. After working for Richard Meier and Partners in New York and Rafael Moneo in Spain, he established his own practice in 1990. His built work to date includes galleries, gardens, workspaces and a number of innovative single-family houses. Responding to the complexity of the modern city in creative ways, Stan Allen has developed an extensive catalogue of urbanistic strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practices of urban design. His urban projects have been published in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999, reissued in 2004) and his theoretical essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, reissued in 2008 by Routledge. Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain, a 450 page book based on the conference held at the School in 2009, was published by Lars Muller in 2011. From 1999–2003 he worked in collaboration with James Corner/Field Operations. The work of this interdisciplinary collaboration was recognized with first prizes in invited competitions for the re-use of Fresh Kills in Staten Island (2001), and the Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, California (2002). In 2000 they won the competition for a garden at the French Consulate in New York (now complete), and were finalists in the competition for the 320-acre Downsview Park in Toronto. In 2007, SAA/Stan Allen Architect won the international competition for the redesign of the Taichung Municipal Airport in Taiwan, which is now being implemented. Recently completed buildings include the Sagaponac House, Salim Publishing at Paju Book City and the CCV Chapel in the Philippines. The firm has recently been recognized with P/A Awards for the Taichung Airport and the Yan Ping Waterfront in Taipei, AIA Awards for the CCV Chapel and Salim Publishing, and an Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The recently completed Taichung InfoBox won both AIA andP/A Awards. In addition to design awards and competition prizes, he has been awarded Fellowships in Architecture from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, a Design Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Graham Foundation Grant, a President's Citation and the 2009 John Hejduk Award from The Cooper Union. In a ceremony held in New Orleans in May, Allen was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.


19. MoneyLab - Saskia Sassen - Finance is not about Money

MoneyLab - Saskia Sassen - Finance is not about Money

MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives Session 1: Monetization of Everything Saskia Sassen (US) - Finance is not about Money Conference Day 1 (21 March 2014) Sassen’s research intertwines topics such as globalization (including its social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities, finance and terrorism), and the new networked technologies. Her previous works have challenged the hard-armoured, established truths and dynamics of mainstream finance. In The Mobility of Labor and Capital (Cambridge University Press, 1988), Sassen showed how foreign investment in less developed countries can actually raise the likelihood of emigration; this went against established notions that such investment would retain potential emigrants. How, then, can the financial inequality of less developed countries be addressed differently in the light of new financial models like mobile money? Similarly, in The Global City (Princeton University Press 1991; 2nd ed. 2002), Sassen showed how the global economy is far from being placeless. It has, and needs, very specific territorial insertions. The paradox with the world’s most powerful financial cities is that while their centres benefit from a highly digitized financial activity (from banking to investments and consumers markets), this financialization has physical footprints: with rocketing house prices and loan interests, the city pushes those who can no longer compete to the periphery. The need to re-empower people is vital when discussing what functions alternative financial models and currencies should fulfil.


20. We The Pharaohs TEASER

  • Published: 2012-07-18T16:10:52+00:00
  • Duration: 305
  • By Muck Media
We The Pharaohs TEASER

“Everywhere you go, everyone you meet, the World Cup is the dream.” - Bob Bradley WE THE PHARAOHS follows American coach Bob Bradley as he attempts to guide Egypt’s beloved national soccer team to its first World Cup since 1990. It’s a story about soccer, of course, but it’s more than that. Nowhere in the world is the sport as tangled in politics as in Egypt. Cairo’s hardcore soccer fans played a leading role in the revolution — and 74 of those fans then paid with their lives in a stadium massacre that most believe was orchestrated by remnants of the old regime. With the scars still fresh and the future still uncertain, World Cup qualification would mean more than just sporting glory. It would provide a powerful symbol of healing and hope for the new Egypt. Filmmaker Jeffrey Plunkett is an Emmy-nominated and Overseas Press Club Award-winning producer and director. He was also a freshman midfielder on Bob Bradley’s Princeton University team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 1993.