what democracy looks like, madison, wisconsin

85,000 – 100,000 people plus 50 tractors / drivers rallied around the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin on March 12 to protest the controversial budget repair bill that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law the previous day.

The protestors gathered to show support for state employees who will lose most of their collective bargaining rights and to oppose other cuts in the budget-repair measure. Farmers fear that health care coverage costs will also go up.

The crowd size estimate, given by Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain, was made four hours after these photos were taken.

For more, see “Tens of thousands of union supporters descend on Capitol for fourth straight Saturday” @ host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and -politics/article…

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people for urban progress, indianapolis, indiana

People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes and advances public transit, environmental awareness, and urban design. They stand for project-based urban progress.

The initial inspiration for founding PUP? “In July 2008, we (Maryanne O’Malley and Michael Bricker) wondered what would become of the iconic RCA Dome roof material once the stadium was demolished. Upon discovering that the fabric was headed to an Indiana landfill, we began working with Sabre Demolition and Shiel Sexton Powers & Sons to negotiate an alternative solution. Our proposal, and subsequent partnerships with the Indianapolis Parks Department and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, secured the preservation of 13 acres of material, nearly 90% of the total amount.”

The photograph(s) was taken and composed by Kevin Klinger as a record of a review of his Ball State University graduate studio’s work as hosted by PUP on February 11, 2011. Reviewers included: Michael Bricker (PUP co-founder and co-executive director), Wes Janz, Dick Luton, Wil Marquez, Paul Puzzello, and Donna Sink.

SPEAK! project, kansas city, missouri

Know Sean Starowitz through the energies, intelligences, and challenges of his work: Compost Post, Co-Workers, Bosses & Supervisors: A Design Show, Office Works, Plywood Palaces, S’mores vending cart, Trade Show, and notably, his SPEAK! project as conducted at the BFA opening at the Kansas City Art Institute and on the streets of Chicago.

show, saint mary-of-the-woods, indiana

January/February 2010. “Leftovers: Spaces, Materials, People” show curated by Wes Janz for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana. The exhibition complemented the small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES show at the Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, February 5 – March 10, 2010.

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361° design & informal cities, dharavi, mumbai, india

Wes Janz will lecture about CapAsia and a “global citizen-architect mission” at “361° The Conference: Design & Informal Cities” to be held in Mumbai, India, October 22-24, 2010. Other presenters include: Alejandro EcheverriAlfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner, Arif Hasan, Aromar Revi, David Satterthwaite, Eyal Weizman, Gautam Ghan, Jokin Arputham, Liza Weinstein, Peter Head, Rahul Mehrotra, Rahul Srivastava, Sheela Patel, and Teddy Cruz.

Images of Dharavi (the conference location):

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