What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 1, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all! 


MIT's memorial to Sean Collier is unveiled, and why "memorials are one of the hardest and most fraught commissions a designer can take on."  2015 Modernism in America Awards Winners9 private homes by Louis Kahn and Kahn's architectural concrete 

"Great stuff happens when you take activities like reading and learning out from behind walls and make them public-" the Uni Project visits Four Freedoms Park next weekend. Banksy visits GazaLe Corbusier, the man, the modernist, the nudist – in pictures. 

In Baltimore, we're all Freddie Gray, and Baltimore is not Ferguson. "After three-quarters of a century under the 40-hour standard, workers are relearning how to fight over the clock"  and "it’s time we faced up to the ghost: May Day is Marx Day, whether we like it or not."

The elimination of Rubella, and just in time for this weekend's Kentucky Derby, "A horse may not have a name made entirely out of numbers, and any numbers over 30 have to be completely spelled out."