Category Archives: Relationships With Buildings

Super Adobe Dome in Western Pennsylvania

Hello! You are receiving this email because you have experience building with cement, adobe or plaster. We have built a dome in Western Pennsylvania in the Super Adobe Style, developed by Nadir Kahili. It was built as a prototype for … Continue reading

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Mattress Factory: Intimate Friction

One of our guides: a woman of wisdom, building hands and poetic vision Mary-Lou Arscott invited us to take part in Gestures: Intimate Friction. http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=ShowExhibition&eid=108&c=upcoming

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talking, entering and the pleasure of listening

Recently Transformazium went on tour to Philadelphia (see our music video here, made by Josh Tonies 2010.) We were invited to spend a few days, give a few talks, share some critique, and generate some ideas at Tyler School of … Continue reading

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UPMC is getting away with MURDER

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Making Biochar

We learned about biochar around the time we were having the parish house deconstructed, and so made a point to separate all of our wood into several categories: structural, art-wood (special pieces, interesting paint, etc.), trash (painted and split, wood … Continue reading

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a few photos by Ed Murray

The other day Ed helped Leslie bring a compost tumbler into the lot. He also brought his camera. Usually, when I walk by the lot I get overwhelmed with the unfinished projects from the summer, particularly the superabobe welcome center/gathering … Continue reading

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Dana and Jim, picketing UPMC on the anniversary of the closure of Braddock Hospital

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Buildings are very heavy (and cold when there aren’t people in them)

I’m not sure why, but we always decide to work on the building in the coldest of months… The first time we went in to clean out the building and begin deconstruction of the attached parish house, was in balmy … Continue reading

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“Of all forms of injustice, inequality in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”–Martin Luther King Jr

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