Point of View - Point of View September 2016 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin LightArt Brings Cutting Edge Design to the Workplace Anna Zappia, Digital fabrication and craft make this innovative lighting collection a perfect fit for the modern office. UT Austin Urban Planning Initiative Explores Race and Gender Guglielmo Mattioli, The School of Architecture's unique new urban planning initiative focuses on the crossroads of race, gender and the built environment. Pattern Play: Marimekko Collaborates with Artist for Textile Month Anna Zappia, For the special installation, artist Sarah Zapata married Marimekko prints with traditional Peruvian craft techniques. AIA Awards Three Short Films About Architecture Vanessa Quirk, Take a break from your day and watch the inspiring winners of the "I Look Up Film Challenge," a competition for short films about architecture. Citing Equity Issues, Founder of Atlanta BeltLine Leaves Board Vanessa Quirk, We speak with Ryan Gravel to understand why the urban planner is leaving the project that has been his life's work for almost two decades. The London Design Biennale's Utopian Dreams Land With a Thud Crystal Bennes, The inaugural biennial taps into a long legacy of utopian design, but fails to add anything to this tradition. Four Highlights From the London Design Biennale Rebecca Greenwald, The Biennale featured installations from 37 countries and talks with over 100 leading designers to explore the theme ‘Utopia by Design.’ Here are four of our favorite events. Designing for the Senses: The Promise of Distraction-Free Offices Anna Zappia, How we work has a lot to do with where we work. A recent panel discussion judged that office acoustics play a major role in workplace productivity. ISIS-Destroyed Palmyra Arch Recreated in New York City Guglielmo Mattioli, A two-thirds scale replica of the structure that once stood in the ancient town of Palmyra, Syria was unveiled in New York this week. Reclaiming East Harlem's Viaduct for Community Health Emma Cosgrove, The New Harlem East Merchants Association have plans to transform the dank space below the tracks of 125th Street and turn it into a catalyst for community health. A Brief History of Affordable Housing in New York City Anthony Paletta, Affordable housing's future depends on us learning lessons from the past. Beyond Open Plan: Bringing Privacy Back to the Workplace Dora Vanette, Gunlocke's new office furniture line finds a balance between privacy and collaboration. Five Must-See Textiles at London Design Festival Avinash Rajagopal, For textile enthusiasts, there will be some fantastic examples of innovative materiality and craftsmanship at the London Design Festival. Anna Terron: How Inclusive Cities Manage Refugee Migration CARTHA Editors, Anna Terrón, an expert in immigration politics, offers her thoughts on how European cities can best accommodate refugees. When It Comes to Sustainability, We're Ranking Our Cities Wrong Vanessa Quirk, Professor David Wachsmuth explains why sustainability rankings are inherently biased—and what we should do about it. Meet the Developer Behind the Best Architecture of Our Time Paul Clemence, Andy Klemmer has been behind the scenes for decades, connecting clients to some of the most important pieces of architecture of our time.