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Prunings LIX

1) Go check out BIG's beautiful proposal for a forest crematorium at the famed Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm.

2) Also go check out what InfraNet Lab has been up to this summer. You'll find out that Bracket #1 will be available this October and that the call for submissions for #2 is imminent. The grapevine earlier told us what the chosen theme is for the next issue, and it is awesome. Repeat: AWESOME!

3) Chicago Magazine takes an illustrated look back at an interesting civic project: “Mid-19th-century Chicago was an emerging titan of agribusiness, a burgeoning transit hub, a potential star of the Midwest—and a disease-infested swamp in danger of being reclaimed by Lake Michigan. By 1855, with roads knee deep in sludge, city hall faced a massive undertaking: hoisting Chicago out of the muck by raising the streets and structures as much as 14 feet.” You can read more about the raising of Chicago here.

4) “Paris is fast becoming the urban beekeeping capital of the world,” reports the BBC.

5)Parasite is an independent projection-system that can be attached to subways and other trains with suction pads. Parasite projects films inside a tunnel. These tunnels bear something mystic – most people usually have never made a step inside any of those tunnels. Confusing the routine of your train-travelling-journey, your habits and perception the projections parallel worlds – making use of parasite – allow you a glimpse into a different world full of surrealist imagery.”
  • Urban Floop
  • August 15, 2010 at 5:44:00 AM CDT
  • there is an architectural typology in India for 'green burials' used by the Indian Parsees, you can find it here:
    and some more issues here:

  • Anonymous
  • August 15, 2010 at 9:14:00 AM CDT
  • @parasite - Im surprised that with the world we live in today, that people are comfortable with someone strapping a metal suitcase (that they dont know the contents of) to the side of the subway car.

  • Anonymous
  • August 15, 2010 at 11:44:00 AM CDT
  • should be interesting to put the two space-saving cemetery prunings you've got above in the context of this article from NYT about the lack of burial spaces in city cemeteries:

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