New York Times archicritic Michael Kimmelman made an appearance in the op-ed section this week, reporting on the Zuccotti Park campsite for the Occupy Wall Street protesters and the importance of place. Curbed Kimmelwatch noted that Kimmelman was Tweeting from Zuccotti all weekend, even filing a live report for Studio 360. The gist? While social media helps spread the idea of revolution, taking to the physical street is still the most potent form of civil unrest. Correlating the previously-nondescript Zuccotti Park with Kent State, Tiananmen Square, and Tahrir Square, Kimmelman writes: "Politics troubles our consciences. But places haunt our imaginations."
· In Protest, the Power of Place [New York Times]
· PRIVATE SPACE GONE PUBLIC AT WALL STREET [Studio 360]
· Michael Kimmelman coverage [Curbed]