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Yasmin Ali

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BOXPARK, London: Retail starts in boxes...

October 19th, 2014
                                    BOXPARK is dubbed as the world's 'first 'pop-up' mall', by streetwear brand BOXFRESH, founded in 1989, opened in East London three years ago. I'm visiting London so I took the tim… more »

Event Review: How Near is Here? Locality Programme, Collective

September 20th, 2014
Last Thursday I attended part of a intensive programme of talks, walks, workshops and discussions centred around themes of Locality and consquent roles of public art and urban interventions within a given locale or local context. more »

Goodbye Glasgow Games

August 4th, 2014
Forget Usain Bolt's quickfire comment, Glasgow did us proud. Here's a list of simple but sensible things which made the Games run smoothly: 1. Public Transport - free for ticket holders Public transport was the obvious choice for getting to the Game… more »

Book Review: Shaping Places

March 22nd, 2014
The core of  Shaping Places: Urban Planning, Design and Development explores why this is essential, and how it can be delivered, by linking a clear vision for the future with the necessary means to achieve it. Crucially, the book argues that public autho… more »

ACT Symposium 2: Architecture and the Technological Revolution, 06.02.14

February 12th, 2014
    As part of the architecture postgraduate, Strathclyde University is running a series of symposia, and opening these up to the public as guests and architectural professionals as CPD events. The second in this series was themed around architecture… more »