Point of View - Point of View January 2017 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin The Rise of Innovation Districts and the 21st-Century City Claudia Marina, Elkus Manfredi Architects on innovation and collaboration in urban environments. Studio Fuksas' Controversial (Yet Striking) Convention Center Opens At Last Guglielmo Mattioli, Explore the impressive EUR Convention Center, designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas nineteen years ago, with our first ever 360 video tour. Diversity Champions: 8 Schools That Aren't Just Paying Lip Service To Diversity Gretchen Von Koenig, Many colleges are working to be more inclusive, but these architecture and design schools are going above and beyond. Measuring Social Design: The Challenges of Bringing Data Into Design Guglielmo Mattioli, “Design+Health” showed how data will (and should) inform design. But it also provoked questions about its potential downsides. 'Art Light' Exhibit Explores the Art of Illumination Anna Zappia, Carpenters Workshop Gallery's latest show features the limited edition light fixtures of multiple international artists and designers. The City Is Out There: A Mexico City Exhibit Goes Beyond Its Walls Vanessa Quirk, La Ciudad Está Allá Afuera, an ongoing show at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center, uses art and architecture as a lens through which to explore the Mexican capital’s many realities. Data and Intuition: How Architects Use Analytics to Make Hospitals Better Claudia Marina, Data Visualization Helps Architects Make Better Hospitals. Reclaiming Inauguration Day as 'Design as Protest' Day Kelsey E. Thomas, As Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president today, “Design as Protest” workshops will take place around the country, from New Orleans to New York. NYCHA Finally Acknowledges the Importance of Design—But Is That Enough? Guglielmo Mattioli, For the first time in its 83-year history, the New York City Housing Authority has released guidelines that establish design principles to follow when rehabilitating residential buildings. But is this a case of too little, too late? Social Design: A Discipline In Its Own Right Guglielmo Mattioli, Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why "social design" needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever. Getting to Know Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Biennale James Taylor-Foster, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are both powerful thinkers, considered conversationalists, and unobtrusively groundbreaking designers. Designing Local Workplaces in Global Cities Claudia Marina, Principals and CEO of Goettsch Partners consider how urban workplaces can be simultaneously global and culturally specific. College for Creative Studies' New MFA Pairs Design with Industry Savvy Gretchen Von Koenig, College for Creative Studies' MFA in Color and Materials prepares students to design for the future. In America, A New Religious Architecture on the Rise Gordon Carrier, We are witnessing the emergence of a new kind of religious architecture within the United States today. A New Subway Map for New York City? Roger van den Bergh, At the opening of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, passengers were given updated copies of the beloved 1972 map by Massimo Vignelli. But, taboo though it may be to say, this attractive map is far from what New York needs. Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face) Susan Szenasy, Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design. Misled Millennials: How Fake News Could Set Los Angeles Down A Dangerous Path Thomas Musca, The LA electorate will soon vote on an aggressive piece of legislation, one which has been dangerously misrepresented on social media. 10 Digital Archives Worth Staying Inside For Gretchen Von Koenig, Metropolis has rounded up some of our favorite digital archives, sure to keep you intrigued and engaged throughout the cold winter months.