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Yasmin Ali

Urbanism // Design

Event Preview: ACT Symposia Spring 2015

January 20th, 2015
ARCHITECTURE CULTURE TECHNOLOGY Symposia Series Strathclyde's Architecture school has announced their ACT programme for 2015, which builds on the success of last year's sessions. Award-winning artists, academics, artists, architects and writers have be… more »

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 »