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January/February 2015
The Stubbornness of Space
Architecture and Design special issue
Guest edited by Robert Wiesenberger
with Julian Bittiner, Guest Designer


Interview: Robert Wiesenberger
An interview with the Guest Editor of our current Architecture & Design special issue.

David Reinfurt (O-R-G)
What does it mean to make an artist's multiple now? A software commission.

Logistics Makes the World
Jesse LeCavalier
Synchronizing the world of commerce means attempting to overcome time and space. A study of logistics with a photo essay on UPS.

Losing Interest
Shumon Basar
A letter in response to a request to write about architecture.

TV University, ca. 1964
John Harwood
Sol Cornberg, a forgotten architect of media, harnessed telepresence— first in the name of commerce, then in the name of the Enlightenment.

Typographic Fictions
Erik Brandt
Brandt's Minneapolis garage has become a global platform for experimental graphic design.

Open Architecture in Berlin-Kreuzberg
Esra Akcan
A public housing exhibition in 1980s Berlin stands out not just for its famous architectural cast, but for inviting future residents into the design process.

On Vernacular Computing
Jacob Gaboury
A manifesto confronts the ways we actually use technology.

Total Reset
Karen Kubey
Ideas for affordable housing from the Institute for Public Architecture.
see also: ART PAPERS LIVE: Karen Kubey


Strange Shapes
One person one vote—sort of. A design commission considers the geometry of gerrymandering.

The Knoll Transcripts
Margot Weller
Previously unpublished interviews with Knoll designers revise the story of midcentury modernism.

Concept Models
Allied Works Architecture
Beyond site or program, these models focus the minds of designers and communicate viscerally with clients.


Reviews: Books
Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
by Keller Easterling

Carson Chan

Bauhaus Weaving Theory:
From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

by T'ai Smith

Rachel Silveri

Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century
by Claire Zimmerman

Esther Choi


Reviews: Exhibitions
Amie Siegel: Provenance
at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Rattanamol Singh Johal

Fin de Siècle
at the Swiss Institute, New York

Gregor Quack

Beyond the Supersquare
at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Elis Mendoza

The Space Between
at One Athens, Athens, Greece

Stephanie Bailey

Design and Violence and Disobedient Objects
at MoMA and the V&A, New York and London

Emily King

Glossary: Curate
Barry Bergdoll
A re-definition releases some hot air from the cult of the curator.

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