Architexturez Network

The internet has changed the nature of architectural discourse. It has become a grassroots, multidisciplinary education in collective reality.

Design-L V1

The Design-List (v1) was started in the early 1990s by Howard Ray Lawrence as a Pennsylvania State University list server, for open discussion and debate of basic and applied design, art and architecture. The list was active from 1992-2004

Design-L V2

The Design-List version 1 began in the early 1990s under the direction of Howard Ray Lawrence  and the Pennsylvania State University listserver. Over the next decade the list transformed from a USENET newsfeed and information exchange to largely online discussions. These running discourses ranged from a very wide range of interpretation of 'art and architecture,' a core  mission of the list, to professional, political, education, philosophic al, and other perspectives.

Ultimately the list fractured in 2004 and the discussion list was spun-off into Design -L version 2, to enable further exchange of ideas without the constraint, th reat, and limitations of censorship. Both lists remain active.

Driftline: Deleuze-Guattari-L

Mirror of DELEUZE-GUATTARI-L (since 1994) is an electronic forum for discussion and experimentation rooted both in the separate and the joint works of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

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Driftline: Heidegger-L

Mirror of HEIDEGGER-L (since 1994) is an electronic forum for discussion and experimentation rooted both in the separate and the joint works of Martin Heidegger

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Foucault-L, Mailing LIst

FOUCAULT-L (since 1993) is an electronic forum for discussion and experimentation rooted both in the Michel Foucault.

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Common school system

The Constitution of India, committed to the universalisation of education through a directive principle, was amended to make free and compulsory school education a right. The amendment requires a law to be enacted - draft Bill for which was prepared and twice modified in 2003. In the discourse about the draft Bill, as well as in recent PIL on free seats for the poor, concern for a common school system has been amply reiterated. But, holistic solutions suggested in existing law, such as in the equal access neighbourhood school provisions of Delhi Master Plan, although being sought by communities, continue to be disregarded in the discourse. This list is for discussion premised on already existing law, so that the proposed education law improves upon them.


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Master plan issues in media

A city master plan is a public document. As a document, it can be purchased. As a plan, it is best when put to practice. One way of using the plan is to view ongoing city developments in its framework. This list is for news about city development and comments on it from the perspective of the master plan, especially Delhi Master Plan.


Master plan processes

The considerable criticism of the master plan-based city development is found in certain inadequacies of long-term planning and in the fact of reality overtaking the plans. What this doesn’t capture is the significance of the master plan processes as an instrument for conflict resolution and distributive justice in space and time. While efficiency arguments against the master plan, especially when they do not obfuscate planning and implementation failures can be persuasive, equity arguments in its favour are compelling. This is a private list for discussion from a pro-Plan perspective (subscribers only)