Joe Ramsawak

Intern, The Architect's Newspaper

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State-wide Florida vote rejects anti-solar energy law

In Florida, solar power advocates defeated a major amendment cleverly crafted to thwart the expansion of solar energy within the Sunshine State. Amendment 1, known as Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use, was rejected last week after it failed to accumulate the 60 percent of voter support…
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2017 Moriyama International Prize announces jury, call for submissions

The jury has been announced for the 2017 Moriyama Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize. Established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama in conjunction with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, the prize consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000, a sculpture…
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New Harvard GSD fellowship aims to promote student diversity

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) recently announced the creation of the Phil Freelon Fellowship Fund, part of a wider $110-million-plus push (dubbed "Grounded Visionaries") to improve and expand the GSD. The fund will provide financial aid to African Americans and other underrepresented groups. Phil Freelon, the…
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Shanghai mall offers special refuge for husbands shopping with their wives

When wives or girlfriends utter the phrase "Let's go shopping!" on a Saturday afternoon, husbands and boyfriends may groan at the thought of the impending boredom, or find themselves suddenly paralyzed by the fear of hours on end in the women's section of local department stores. In an effort to…
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SITU Research's online platform details war crimes in Sudan conflict

Interdisciplinary practice SITU Research—a branch of Brooklyn-based SITU Studio—has partnered with Amnesty International’s Crisis Division to chart the ongoing atrocities committed against civilians in Jebel Marra, a mountainous region located in the Darfur province of Sudan that peacekeeping forces have been unable to reach. The interactive project uses satellite imagery,…
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Iván Navarro’s surreal neon and LED artworks now on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Iván Navarro’s Mute Parade exhibition opened this week at New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery. The show features two large works that employ light, sound, and language to engage ideas of migration, propaganda, and power. The first gallery features Navarro’s Impenetrable Room
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Winners announced for 5th Az W Photo Award

Vienna-based museum Architekturzentrum Wien has named the winners of the fifth Az W Photo Award. The winners will be displayed for three weeks at the Architekturzentrum Wien. The theme “I ♥ Architecture” inspired a total of 252 amateur and professional photographers to…
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Landscape Architecture Foundation issues New Landscape Declaration

Just months after the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future (which ran June 10 to 11 at the University of Pennsylvania), the organization has released the New Landscape Declaration—a call to action for ecological justice through environmentally conscious and sustainable design.