Category / Reading Analysis

  • May 2, 2017 - Juan Montas

    His & Hers?

    In her article “His & Hers?”, Suzanne Tick argues how designers around the world should be more inclined to change the perception of what people wear without caring about the gender. What anyone decides to wear needs to be equally accepted. The author mentions how modernism should keep being a necessary transformation in society. As […]

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  • May 1, 2017 - Juan Montas

    The Afterword

    In the afterword of City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that in order for the American society to progress and become even better then us humans should realize of the importance between social trends and the environment. The afterword is rather different from the other chapters in the book because in here Fleming uses various […]

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  • March 27, 2017 - Juan Montas

    A New Sociospatial Dialectic

    In Part 3, Chapter 8, “Towards a New Sociospatial Dialectic” of City of Rhetoric, David Fleming discusses how social environments can affect how certain individuals resolve conflict and how we act. Fleming argues how the first two parts of City of Rhetoric describe “a human landscape beset by privatism… They told the story of a […]

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  • March 23, 2017 - Juan Montas

    The Ghetto

    In Part 2, Chapter 4 “Ghetto” of City of Rhetoric, Fleming discusses the reasons why Chicago had become a ghetto city by the mid-1990s, due to the high amounts of poverty, unemployment, violence, and crime rates. This ghetto culture served as a way for the communities in Chicago to start isolating themselves which caused less […]

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  • February 13, 2017 - Juan Montas

    Architectural Exclusion

    In her article about Architectural Exclusion, Sarah Schindler discusses how discrimination and segregation occur through the physical design of the built environment. In other words, she means that the way a place is built can have an effect on individuals. More specifically, in part two of Schindler’s journal she mentions Architectural Exclusion as forms of […]

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  • February 9, 2017 - Juan Montas

    The Geography of Politics

    In part one of City of Rhetoric the author, David Fleming uses many examples to demonstrate how political events can alter or even change the life of individuals. In order to be able to support his argument he starts by disagreeing with the civic and government standards made in 1994. This states that, “citizens of […]

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  • February 2, 2017 - Juan Montas

    Analysis on the Introduction

    During the first couple of pages of the introduction, the author, David Fleming, mentions how the city of Chicago was starting the Near North Redevelopment Initiative in order to renovate some of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods. Fleming discusses why these neighborhoods are important by mentioning that these places have been buried in history from […]

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  • - Juan Montas

    Analysis on the Preface

    In the preface of David Fleming’s book, City of Rhetoric, he discusses three traditions, which are political philosophy, urban design, and rhetorical theory, in order to introduce his opinion on why the Built Environment matters. From the preface the audience gets a perspective of how Fleming will discuss certain key points relating the environment such […]

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