JUST WHO MAKES and unmakes our cities? The identities of urban planner and urban designer have become increasingly blurred over the past decade. If the former was traditionally about crafting policy and the latter concerned with macroscale drafting, these previously discrete practices now mean little in isolation from each other: We are witnessing a new hybrid activity across the larger discipline of urban intervention. At the forefront of this development has been STEALTH.unlimited. Comprising principals Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, the Serbian-Dutch practice has been quietly unraveling the axioms of architectural solipsism, challenging the stale and outdated model of top-down urban design, and keeping alive the ethics of participatory urbanism that first arose in the decade following World War II.
STEALTH does all this in an oblique manner, navigating the knots that form at the nexus of
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