Bottom-up, interventionist approaches to city-making are having a moment. At the 2016 Architecture Biennale many of the projects on display emphasized social engagement and grassroots design. Among them was a playground in Scotland, designed by the British collective Assemble.
Polling places are open for business all around California. There are 34 candidates competing for the seat of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who’s retiring. Some counties found ways to cram all 34 names on to one page. But in other places, the list takes up two pages of the ballot. And that has some election watchers nervous.