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So You Want to Build A Wall?

You say the U.S.–Mexico border wall is not the same thing as the Iron Curtain. But both are symbols of a massive failure to negotiate humane resolutions to complex problems.

So you say the U.S.–Mexico border wall is not the same thing as the Iron Curtain. But both are symbols of a massive failure to negotiate humane resolutions to complex problems.

#AluminumToday – Twitterview

While aluminum’s use in architecture can be traced back 100 years, as today’s buildings embrace sustainability, the material’s high durability and recyclability are bringing it to renewed prominence. At Hunter Douglas—a leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products—the use and reuse of aluminum has been a mainstay since 1946, when the company developed technology for continuous casting of the…

These Innovative Materials Will Redefine Our Future

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

Redesigning Citizenship

For “Redesigning Citizenship,” Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator invites five remarkable panelists to each share their experiences of citizenship from the perspectives of art, design, activism, and fashion. Afterwards, panelists and audience will participate in a workshop to co-create a design strategy for the 21st century citizen.

Spotlight: Housing for Formerly Homeless in New Orleans’ Historic Neighborhoods

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans' Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.