Weekend Edition: Architecture and activism, Brooklyn business building, candy-colored communism, and more

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Weekend Edition: Architecture and activism, Brooklyn business building, candy-colored communism, and more

East Pyongyang Grand Theatre (Courtesy Oliver Wainwright)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

A Call to Act(ivism): Echoing Whitney Young, 50 Years Later is on view now at the Center for Architecture in New York through September 15. (Erik Bardin)

AIANY’s Whitney M. Young Jr. exhibit calls architects to action

A new exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York celebrates the influence of civil rights activist Whitney M. Young Jr. and details demographics that reveal the critical gaps within New York’s design profession.

S9 Architecture’s design for the Brooklyn Navy Yard building on Dock 72 housing WeWork. (Courtesy S9 Architecture)

WeWork is using user data to chart their meteoric expansion

With the company’s first ground-up building, Dock 72, nearly complete in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, AN spoke with the designers and researchers who are making WeWork’s growth possible and tried to divine where the company is going next.

Several major expansion projects, like New York’s Second Avenue Subway, have not yet received the annual grants promised by the Federal Transit Administration, and the money may never come. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Federal Transit Administration cuts funding for mass transit projects

The Federal Transit Administration has pulled back on funding many existing expansion projects throughout the U.S. through its Capital Investment Grants program.

Pyongyang’s Rungrado May Day Stadium has a capacity of 114,000 and was completed in 1989. (Oliver Wainwright)

Inside North Korea: A candy-colored fever dream

In Wainwright’s forthcoming book, Pyongyang embodies North Korea’s approach to self-presentation: Big Brother-esque images that project the state’s power and ability to protect its citizens amplified at a bombastic scale and sweetened with saccharine pastels.

Developer Sterling Bay proposes to bring one mile of new riverwalk to the Lincoln Yards site. (Courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

Lincoln Yards could bring an “instant neighborhood” to the Chicago River

Developer Sterling Bay released additional details and renderings by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for the Lincoln Yards mega-development during a packed public meeting in Chicago’s 2nd Ward on July 18.

Enjoy the weekend, hope you’re not in the office, and see you next week!