DE sign:
(Deconstructing in-order to find new meanings)

A blogging space about my personal interests; was made during training in Stockholm #Young Leaders Visitors Program #Ylvp08 it developed into a social bookmarking blog.

I studied #Architecture; interested in #Design #Art #Education #Urban Design #Digital-media #social-media #Inhabited-Environments #Contemporary-Cultures #experimentation #networking #sustainability & more =)

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Tuesday, April 11

Sanctuary Cities Debate 2017

LD Debate: Should Sanctuary Cities be Abolished? 2015

The Sanctuary City Debate Heats Up


Justice Matters: Sanctuary City

Q and A - Sanctuary Cities: Yes or No?

Dallas Co. Commissioners Debate Sanctuary Cities

Tucker to advocate: Why are sanctuary city debates racial?

The Great Rialto Sanctuary City Debate

The Great Debate over Sanctuary Cities
Published on Feb 3, 2017
The term “sanctuary city” has been widely used in the great debate over immigration policy and protections. Opponents of sanctuary cities claim that policy protects undocumented immigrants from criminal prosecution, where supporters believe these policies are needed to protect the rights of both citizens and undocumented immigrants.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Matthew J. O’Brien, the director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), and Jonathan Blazer, the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) advocacy and policy counsel, to discuss policy, current legislation, immigration reform, and the status of sanctuary cities under a Trump presidency.

Matthew J. O’Brien is the director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).  Matt joined FAIR in 2016 and is responsible for managing FAIR’s research activities.

Jonathan Blazer is the American Civil Liberty Union’s advocacy and policy counsel. As the ACLU’s advocacy and policy counsel, Jon tracks developments in state and local measures concerning immigrants as well as police practices and supports the legislative advocacy efforts of ACLU staff across the country.

Monday, March 27

The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening - Music Documentary (2017)

Published on Feb 21, 2017
The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.

This film is an invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in the sounds of their favorite recordings. The Art of Listening is the beginning of a conversation of how the quality of our listening experiences define the medium.

Find out more and listen to the soundtrack at www.theartoflisteningfilm.com
Directed by:
Michael Coleman
Emmanuel Moran
Produced by:
Sebastian Weinberg
Music Composed by:
Christopher Willits
For licensing and screening opportunities:

Friday, March 24

City Debates (at) AUB 2017

"City Debates 2017 explores the emergence of urban-based political movements in various national contexts where “the city” and/or some of its ingredients (e.g. housing, public space, services, livelihoods) have been serving as the basis for new forms of claims. By documenting comparatively these movements through profiling the actors, strategies, tools, networks of solidarity, forms of lesson sharing, and the frames through which claims have been formulated, the Debates seek to investigate critically and comparatively these new forms of collective action. We ask: Are we indeed witnessing emancipatory political claims or, to the contrary, a reduction of the horizons of the political to the minimal necessities of everyday life? Furthermore, as professionals of the built environment, how do such movements affect our practice? How do they change the premises and assumptions of our profession? On what grounds should we engage such social movements and the spaces they create? What can we learn from their tactics and strategies? ..."

2017 Sous les Pavés, la Plage…
Itineraries of Urban Social Movements

excerpt of http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2017/index.html#

Abstracts > http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2017/abstracts.html

City Debates 2017 Opening

City Debates 2017 Panel 1: The 'Urban' in Social Movements

City Debates 2017 Panel 2: Alternative Urban Ideals

City Debates 2017 Panel 3 Discontent and Mobilization in the Face of Neoliberal Policies

City Debates 2017 Panel 4 Urban Social Movements and Local Governance

City Debates 2017 Panel 5 Urban Struggles at the Margins

City Debates 2017 Ananya Roy - The Politics of Space & Scale in the Age of Trumpism

City Debates 2017 Roundtable 1: Mobilization Experiences: Emerging Strategies and Frames

City Debates 2017 Roundtable 2: Towards an Urbanisme Engagé

City Debates 2017 Closing Panel Wrapping Up the Debates

City Debates 2016 AUB

"City Debates 2016 stems from a relational and multi-scalar understanding of urban policy as an assemblage of ideas and tools that circulate and transform. We seek to examine how international aid promotes the mobility of urban policy ideas, and mobilizes a range of stakeholders, and technologies in the process. We explore these questions by investigating two sets of urban policies: regional planning, and refugee policies. How is international aid promoting state rescaling, and an approach to urban planning which is decentralized, territorial, or regional? How is humanitarian aid conceiving refugee policies, and to what extent is it able to conceive them in dialogue with the local and urban scales, rather than generically? By analyzing case studies from across the world, with a focus on the Middle East region, City Debates contributes to critical reflection, and informed practice related to regional planning, and refugee-ness. The Debates also highlight the social and political opportunities that international aid may produce, when conceived in relation to inclusive urban and local governance dynamics, and when embedded in flexible institutional configurations that prioritize livability. "

2016 . Urban Policy Mobilities and International AidLessons from Regional Planning and Refugee Policies


Abstracts > http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2016/abstracts.html


City Debates 2016: Roundtable1(Part1)Regional Planning & Intl Donors in Lebanon Giulia Guadagnoli

City Debates 2016: Roundtable 1 (Part 2)- “Regional Planning and International Donors in Lebanon”

City Debates 2016: Roundtable 2- “Refugee Policies in Lebanon”

Thursday, March 16

Silicon Valley Model II Ripple Waves

Startup Community The Film | A Documentary About Startups in Kitchener-Waterloo

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley (Hello World: Episode 2)
April 27 -- Hold on to your H&M cardigans! The world's funkiest tech and travel show hits Sweden. Tune in as host, Ashlee Vance, travels from Stockholm to Luleå, discovering how the Swedes got so good at making the things the whole world loves. His journey includes: a conversation with a face-swapping robot, fika with Spotify's Daniel Ek, and a look at how efficient energy is reimagining data centers and turbine power. (Source: Bloomberg)

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Full Documentary) | Future Cities | WIRED

Tuesday, February 21

Silicon Valley Model I

Welcome to Silicon Valley

CyberFuture The Dreams Of Silicon Valley 2016 HD Documentary

Tech Trends: Learning From Silicon Valley Model

World's Best Technological Hub | Silicon Valley | Top Documentary Films

World's Best Technological Hub | Silicon Valley | Top Documentary Films. Welcome to TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS - home of the best documentary films and...

Erik Jensen, What is the Relationship of Law to Economic Development?