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  • April 23, 2017 - mh9868a

    RA 6: His or Hers?

    In her article “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues that the world needs to adjust to the new post-gender society. In other words, Tick says that the fashion industry is attempting to use clothing design to support the new gender-neutral society. Moreover, she also discusses several other platforms for gender […]

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  • In the final chapter of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that it is important for young people to learn civic politics in order to understand what city design teaches its residents. More specifically, Fleming believes it is important to understand the places around us and what they teach us. This is important […]

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  • March 26, 2017 - mh9868a

    RA 4: Place Matters

    In chapter eight of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that there is a relationship between place and rhetorical well-being in cities. In other words in chapter eight, entitled, “Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic,” Fleming outlines how the physical location of a place relates to the overall rhetorical design of a city. More […]

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  • February 9, 2017 - mh9868a

    RA1: The Racist Designs of American Cities

    In part two of her piece “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment,” Sarah Schindler argues that cities are intentionally designed to segregate a city’s poor and minority populations. Specifically, she argues that city designers put poor communities in undesirable locations to avoid clashes with the upper class. For example, in […]

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