THE MOVING OF MAKING PLACES

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Lovely yellow readers, once more we are at the end of this wonderful ride that has been a part of our newsletter; the one were we can try to inspire you with some news and links and were we hope we gave you some useful information. But don’t worry, we will still write to you every week (in case you were feeling a bit nostalgic like us). So, in order to end with a bang we decided to dedicate this weeks theme to moving and in this case the moving of factories. If it’s moving to and from the cities or across the pond, here are the facts (or some):

1. PROS AND CONS OF MOVING FACTORIES IN RURAL AREAS: List them out
2. ARE GOVERNMENTS ENCOURAGING THIS? What?!
3. OFFSHORE MANUFACTURING: Sailing somewhere?
4. IS MANUFACTURING OFFSHORE BAD? Yikes
5. INDUSTRIES THAT MOVED, AND NOW ARE GOING BACK: Take me home!

If this is too broad (or should we say, abroad?), here are some example of what moving manufacturing can cause, produce and create in the urban landscape and to the humans. As we like to list them, we have the good, the ugly, the bad, the know and the unknown!

1. THE CASE OF DETROIT: Here, here!
2. GHOST TOWNS: Brrr…
3. THE CASE OF NYC GARMENT DISTRICT: Thread it! 

Ok so now that we have said all of this we want to encourage you to follow our lead and learn more about each subject if you’re interested. Of course we can’t leave you without the couch potato effect we love. Writing, reading and watching is part of this wonderful world that is architecture, design and everything around! So here we are:

1. WATCH: Grand Seduction by director Don McKellar – A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne.
2. READ: Factory Girls: From Village to city in a changing China by Leslie T. Chang – An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.

And again we say goodbye and we hoped we didn’t distract you too much from your creating process but we hope we helped a bit! Now don’t forget again that submission is today, September 1st at 23.59 GMT+0.
Lots of yellow kisses!