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Energy and Extraction

Architectural Imaginations?

Design Earth's fourteen #Geostories offer us architectural imaginations for much needed new Earth Futures. They offer the chance to ponder our shared spatial consciousness, and the role it might play in both understanding and solving our current environmental crisis.

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Harriet Hawkins

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Energy and Extraction

Architectural Imaginations?

Design Earth's fourteen #Geostories offer us architectural imaginations for much needed new Earth Futures. They offer the chance to ponder our shared spatial consciousness, and the role it might play in both understanding and solving our current environmental crisis.

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Harriet Hawkins

Racialization and Racism

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

This monograph focuses on how race has been utilized throughout the history of the American housing market to violently exploit and extract value from Black communities. To do this, Taylor furnishes readers with a meticulous account of the myriad ways private influence from the real estate sector along with the support of government entities helped to re-engineer key housing programs to extract profit from the very people they were designed to help.

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Nemoy Lewis

Manufacturing Decline by Jason Hackworth

Jason Hackworth’s "Manufacturing Decline: How Racism and the Conservative Movement Crush the American Rust Belt" offers a powerful explanation of how conservatives deployed racialization tactics to promote and sustain the traction of neoliberal governance in US rust belt cities.

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Matthew D. Wilson

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