Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Public Workshop!

December 24, 2010

News

It’s been an incredible year and we couldn’t feel more lucky and grateful to have such a wonderful bevy of friends, collaborators, cheerleaders and clients. Thank you so much. Here’s to more, much much more in the New Year. Next week? A recap of the year and a preview of great things to come. In […]

National Building Museum Fellowship Update #2: The Merits Of Missing Pieces.

December 9, 2010

Things We Like, Writing

Truscale Blocks with 1 distinct piece, 1948 Artificial stone Elland Company, England [1695] Let’s get one thing straight, despite the manufacturer’s claims that their Truscale Blocks are amusing, interesting, attractive and absolutely bubbling over with unlimited possibilities for building, they are not. For many reasons, Truscale Blocks are truly remarkable but aesthetically and functionally, they […]

What Snowstorms Can Teach Us About Learning, Civic Engagement & The Design Of Cities.

December 8, 2010

Writing

Learning From Snowstorms: Originally published on www.core77.com on 13 May 2010. ‘When it snows, children take over the city: they sleigh, throw snowballs, make snowmen and are more visible than ever. But what a city needs for its children has to be more durable than snow.’ It is hard not to adore this quote by […]

National Building Museum Fellowship Update #1: Construction Toys Make Better Boys?

December 8, 2010

News, Writing

The Constructioneer Metal Building Set No. 4 with 19 distinct pieces, 1947 Metal and rubber Urbana Manufacturing Company, Urbana, OH [1521] Construction Toys Make Better Boys. And girls, learning, buildings and cities? I think they do. Every year the National Building Museum (here) in Washington, DC offers one accomplished practitioner or researcher the opportunity to […]