Selected published articles below. See also my Substack here for more throwaway stuff, usually writeups on books.
New terrains in global development
"Picking a Fight"
Architecture and extraction: friends forever
"Bricked and Mortared"
The war of hostile brothers: the macroguns of the capitalists vs. the swords of the landlords
"Justin Beal's "Sandfuture" is a tired little scrap of autofiction"
"Send in the clouds: bitcoin cities and undergrad business major fantasies"
The last time I'll ever write about 'smart cities'
"Keller Easterling’s "Medium Design" ignores the role of power in design"
"NYC’s Reopening Plans Depend on a Holy Trinity of Diners, Designers, and Capital"
Tactical urbanism has been blessed by the pandemic with its own Reichstag Fire.
"Little BIG Planet" at The Architect's Newspaper
Taking a snide little potshot at Bjarke Ingels' 'Masterplanet'.
"Around the World in 80 Minutes" at The Architect's Newspaper
A 'video game', with secret usefulness.
"Landscape Entanglements" with Joseph Heathcott at Berkeley Planning Journal
How do the boundaries between town and country disappear?
"Digital Contact Tracing is the New Smart Frontier of Urban Surveillance" at Failed Architecture
Like the title says.
"The City and the City and Coronavirus" at Failed Architecture
The city doesn't get sick and die, people do.
"Stepping Stones" at Real Life mag
By marshalling a vision of the future, Sidewalk Labs maximizes the brutality of urban work and maintenance.
"The Universal Factory" at ENQ Journal
What does it mean if data has value? A look at an ambiguous concept through the lens of Marxist political economy.
"What's a smart city supposed to look like?" on CityLab
An intro to the techno-social arguments behind the representations of smart cities
Organization and Obliteration
A review of Mario Tronti's Workers and Capital for HOMINTERN Magazine.
Yamal Events Report 2071
Collected report from NATO's OPEN EYE review of the events of the Port of Sabetta in 2071. Shown at the Slovenian pavilion in the 2019 Venice Biennale and published by Šum.
Anti-intelligence: A Marxist critique of the smart city is available off of the much-dreaded academia dot edu or you can download it here: