What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, May 15, 2015

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


“There is no question in ways large and small, those of you who are designing the built environment are going to have a big impact,” Bill Clinton delivers keynote address at AIA Convention. 

Expo 2015: what does Milan gain by hosting this bloated global extravaganza? Addressing architecture’s role in promoting social justice and architect Shigeru Ban talks about using recycled goods in his designs. 

Happy 15th birthday, Tate Modern! Looted by Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' returns home, and Arline Jacoby’s exhibition, “Color Outside the Line,” comes to RIVAA on Roosevelt Island.  

Why the term 'middle class' is disappearing from the campaign trail and Michelle Obama isn't holding back on racism anymore. What it takes for families to have freedom from want.