Kurt Kohlstedt

Urbanist, Author and Speaker

Category: Urbanism

Global Dialogues: Postcard Identities & Esoteric Landmarks [AIA NYC]

The American Institute of Architects, New York chapter, has brought together a diverse group of bloggers and designers, a photographer and a professor, all to talk about the changing role of architectural icons and city images in the information age. A summary of my own presentation at this event (hosted by the Center for Architecture […]

MacroCity 2014: An Introduction to Infrastructural Cosmology

In closing remarks at MarcoCity, a two-day conference in San Francisco, Geoff Manaugh compared our puzzling fascination with infrastructure to a cosmological search for hidden meaning and order in the universe. If that sounds like a stretch, perhaps you would not have enjoyed the conference as much as I did. Regardless, this note-style summary will […]