On September 21, 2014, nearly 400,000 people took part in the Peoples Climate March and Mobilization, winding their way from Central Park through Midtown Manhattan and ending with a block party celebration on the citys mostly empty West Side (flooded during Sandy).
In November 2014, after grand juries in Missouri and New York refused to indict police officers for the killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, over 170 cities across America exploded with nightly demonstrations that blocked major highways, bridges, and even commuter rail and subway lines.
Gleaming blue translucent condos and whitewash stucco. Construction cranes and flood barriers. Mirrored sunglasses and bikini rollerbladers. Architecture that gathers the edge of the world, at least the American world.