Malls and the Future of American Retail

The mall was supposed to be a reinvention of the town square — and for nearly half a century it was, as a public space committed to shopping, eating, or merely lounging around with friends. But the retail apocalypse has taken the core out of the mall, the flagship retail that held it all together, and the new mall may have more in common with a museum, where shopping is less important than an overall mood of luxury and citizenship.

Source: Curbed
Published: Feb 15, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,800 words)

Are We Having Fun Yet?

The Museum of Ice Cream is popular, colorful, and sugary, but are visitors playing—or playing themselves?

Source: Curbed
Published: Oct 31, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,975 words)

The Forgotten History of Japanese-American Designers’ World War II Internment

Revisiting the link between detention and design history, 75 years after FDR’s executive order.

Published: Jan 31, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,976 words)