Tag Archives: Public Space

Carlos Rumbaut :
VERSE | Republic

  Republic We are the public. As in public health and public education. As in public parks and public transportation. Public safety, public libraries, public funding for the arts, public assistance, public discourse, public outcry and public demonstrations. We are … Continue reading

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METRO ESSAY | Brendan V. Wittstruck : A view from Mueller

The view from the Mueller hill is the physical and conceptual zenith of this exploration into transitional and illicit spaces. By Brendan V. Wittstruck | The Rag Blog | April 22, 2014 “Of all the islands he’d visited, two stood … Continue reading

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Harry Targ : The Decline of American Public Purpose

Art from poster for the 7th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies at Wayne State University.The decline of American public purpose We must unite to save our citizenship, our public space, and our human community. By Harry Targ /The Rag Blog … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

Living for the city:David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities‘ This is a radical book. Its discussion ranges from the workings of the monopoly rent system and the nature of neoliberal capitalism to a call to take back the city. By Ron Jacobs … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks attempts to allay fears about his Caltholicism before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on Sept. 12, 1960. Photo from Houston Chronicle / AP.Religion and secularism in the public square Opposing the promotion of religion and … Continue reading

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St. Pete : Free Speech or a Senior Moment?

Above, man protests the privatizing of a sidewalk which has served as a free speech area in St. Petersburg. Below, BayWalk managers now have the power to ban protests on this sidewalk. Photos from Tampa Bay Online.A senior moment?Privatization and … Continue reading

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