Hello, My name is Alex : An Intro to Modern Gender Possibilities

Within the article His or Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society author Suzanne Tick argues that new variation in gender roles is sparking support and accommodation. In this new society of “gender revolution” there is an increased spectrum of gender identification as well as the opportunity to remove oneself for the spectrum entirely. In essence […]

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Black Communities Redifing the Home in South Chicago

Within the seventh chapter, Home: 1230 North Burling Street, Fleming argues that a combination of misrepresentation of poverty by those who live outside the projects in combination with social fragmentation has led to a decrease in positive change within south Chicago. He states that the main point of conflict is that the residents are seen […]

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Discrimination in the Public Space: How Architecture Can Promote Intolerance

Sarah Schindler opens the first section of Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment with the segment titled “Architectural Exclusion: Theory”  by focusing on the underrepresented process of architectural manipulation as a discriminatory tool. The writer claims that there is little scholarly focus beyond the realm of “regulation”  as ways to […]

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The Ignorance of Individuality

The  second section “The Placelessness of Political Theory” within City of Rhetoric, author David Fleming makes the argument that United States citizens are losing their individuality and as a result their political freedom.  The author opens the discussion by stating the fact that the United States is a democratic institution and the foundation for the […]

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