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The National Palace of Haiti, 1912 to 2012

The National Palace of Haiti, Port-au-Prince (1912-2012), Georges H. Baussan, Architect. Image: “Haitian White House,” Date Unknown. Source: Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library,  Lantern Slide Collection, University of Michigan Library. Click on image for larger version.
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Radical Black Cities

Occupy Wall Street has provided a dramatic reminder that cities still matter as spaces of participatory democracy and engaged citizenship. Yet while Occupy was criticized for being too white, in the United States, Blackness, once synonymous with the urban, now stands in for disappearance. The migrations from north to south, the exodus from city to [...]
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Back to school! Notes on education and student protest in Haiti

The first stage was a strike among the students of the National University. They held parades through the principal streets of Port-au-Prince, protesting against the educational bureaucracy saddled upon them by President Borneo and his American educational advisors. In order to cut down national expenses, the Government [...]
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 12 January 2010

Evelne Alcide, Seisme (Earthquake), 2010. Museum of International Folk Art/Museum of New Mexico. Click links for more information; click image for larger version.
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The first stage was a strike …

The first stage was a strike among the students of the National University. They held parades through the principal streets of Port-au-Prince, protesting against the educational bureaucracy saddled upon them by President Borneo and his American educational advisors. In order to cut down national expenses, the Government recently made a [...]
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Reading Haiti

“Haiti Urban Voids,” from Emergenc(e-y): Design Tactics for Post Traumatic Urban Landscapes Last year at about this time, The Public Archive posted a summer reading list of “those daunting, guilt-inducing, impossible to finish accumulations of never-read classics, recently-published near-sensations, and occasionally-frustrating volumes you feel you should read if only to say you’ve read them.” A year [...]
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Port-au-Prince

inside the car françois and i could see the light coming from the cigarette michelle duvalier was smoking her husband declared president for life looked like a fat chauffer sitting behind the wheel françois and i smiled the small procession of cars slipping past us in the dark we did not know that a few miles away people were already celebrating nor could we see the joy on the faces of the men who ran holding knives [...]
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Port-au-Prince: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 04:53:10 PM

Seismic recordings from British Geological Survey broadband stations in the UK of the magnitude 7.0 Haiti earthquake.
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