Archinect - Features 2017-06-29T07:04:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150014679/at-ucla-s-year-end-reviews-a-diversity-of-impressive-student-work-makes-for-a-loud-rumble At UCLA's Year-End Reviews, a Diversity of Impressive Student Work Makes for a Loud 'Rumble' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T05:31:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg" width="650" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As summer begins and the academic year comes to a close, all the rooms and narrow corridors of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s Perloff Hall are overflowing with models and drawings, celebrating the hard work of the students with the annual exhibition-style event, Rumble.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust Can good design cure LA’s homeless problem? We asked Mike Alvidrez, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T16:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For Skid Row Housing Trust, a nonprofit developer in Los Angeles that builds housing for LA&rsquo;s homeless population, good design is a basic civil right. Understanding that the environment plays a vital role in their residents&rsquo; recovery, the organization consistently teams up with renowned architectural firms such as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" target="_blank">Brooks+Scarpa</a> to design buildings for the homeless that stand out.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150006082/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-shard Iconic Buildings: I work at The Shard Ellen Hancock 2017-06-20T04:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T04:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our new series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p><p>This time, we interviewed Danny Lemon who is the General Manager at The Shard in London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150012376/screen-print-56-alessandro-bava-and-oskar-johanson-reflect-on-the-future-of-the-aa-in-due Screen/Print #56: Alessandro Bava and Oskar Johanson Reflect on the Future of the AA in 'DUE' Nicholas Korody 2017-06-14T12:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg" width="650" height="928" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the preeminent schools of architecture in the world, the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association of Architecture</a> (AA) in London is in the midst of some significant changes. Brett Steele, the director of the school, is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982711/brett-steele-current-director-of-the-aa-appointed-dean-of-the-ucla-school-of-arts-and-architecture" target="_blank">heading out</a> to Los Angeles where he will serve as Dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. During this time of transition, the students and alumni of the AA have taken to the school&rsquo;s weekly publication <a href="http://due.aaschool.ac.uk/" target="_blank"><em>DUE</em></a>, featured here as part of Archinect&rsquo;s recurring series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>, to reflect on the past and project towards the future of the institution.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150006970/small-studio-snapshots-studioshaw Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw Ellen Hancock 2017-05-29T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T16:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/firms/cover/149993255/studioshaw" target="_blank">Studioshaw</a>, a practice set up in 2016 based in Shoreditch, London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009399/cross-talk-a-brick-and-a-bull-by-sofia-blanco-santos Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos Sofia Blanco Santos 2017-05-26T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T17:25:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h62gqzlwaip9gc76.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are collectors. Collectors of different images, objects, ideas and other architectures. What we collect, and how we decide to put the different parts of this collection together, ultimately constitutes the architectures we make.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009185/cross-talk-between-architecture-and-people-by-caio-barboza Cross-Talk: 'Between Architecture and People' by Caio Barboza Caio Barboza 2017-05-25T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:11:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rjg4cb3xtqtueely.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Flexibility is the new <em>f-word</em>&hellip; PC is the face of contemporary architecture&hellip; and it adapts to people&rsquo;s needs: stories of a promising 21st century for the discipline now subjugated to solidarity and justice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice Architects of Social Responsibility: Views of Humanitarian Architecture in Practice Hannah Wood 2017-05-24T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T17:17:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/eu/eujubal7kmtd5vb5.gif" width="1200" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" target="_blank">Airbnb</a> announced they had hired former <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9745/architecture-for-humanity" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> co-founder Cameron Sinclair to lead their project to supply temporary housing to 100,000 people in need, shortly after launching a program to secure refuge for members of Chicago&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5497/homeless" target="_blank">homeless</a> community. Users of the online hospitality service can now register as &lsquo;hosts for good&rsquo;, and architects are stepping in to make that happen. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" target="_blank">IKEA</a>&rsquo;s recent drive to create flat-pack temporary homes for refugee camps through their Foundation in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/49104/united-nations" target="_blank">UNHCR</a>&nbsp;is another example of how companies are exploring philanthropic interests through the medium of architecture. This month&rsquo;s feature engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is engaging with building for a common good.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller Cross-Talk: 'Reflections of Agonist Reflections' by Eliyahu Keller Eli Keller 2017-05-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-25T23:27:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl1mr53aybyswaqr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The definition provided by Wikipedia for &lsquo;agonism&rsquo; puts an emphasis on the legitimacy of struggle, on its &ldquo;permanent place&rdquo;, and less on the outcome of the conflict. With this&mdash;and not to say by any means that all struggles are valid&mdash;the point is still quite clear. It is the struggle that matters, not the result. It is the activity that counts, not where it leads. It is, as we tell children who lose a ball game, all about participation; it&rsquo;s about moving, staying fit, agile; it&rsquo;s about always being in flux.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008795/cross-talk-the-agonist-by-clemens-finkelstein Cross-Talk: 'The Agonist' by Clemens Finkelstein Clemens Finkelstein 2017-05-23T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T18:23:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rp5s6qonmd579g.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A(nta)gonistic&mdash;a fragile web composed of the agonist, antagonist, and anti-agonist&mdash;is how the contemporary struggle unfolds in architectural discourse: an interrelated mess of pretension shooting bursts of polemic observations and sadomasochistic exposure, bouncing from media-outlet to media-outlet till incoherently strung shibboleths and their comments ooze through touchscreens and keyboards in an attempt to incite debate, leaving fingers sticky.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150007406/studio-visits-delvendahl-martin-architects Studio Visits : Delvendahl Martin Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-05-15T05:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T09:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our latest Studio Visit we went to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/delvendahlmartinarchitects" target="_blank">Delvendahl Martin Architects</a>&nbsp;in their studio at Bow Arts, East London. We talked through their current projects, their plans for the future and had a nosey around their new model workshop come meeting room space.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness Cosmology, Subcultures and Urban Wilderness Stefano Colombo 2017-05-12T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T10:07:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4k86rnk0rrox84hw.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Throughout human history, every civilization has created its own cosmology, narrating and building a vision of the world, the universe, and of life and death. Each cosmology coincided with a method of shaping the human environment through architecture, and, within these realities, various cultures and forms of social organization of different degrees of completeness and complexity were born. This makes it possible to comprehend how society and social customs are continuously reimagined and actualized.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150005602/how-can-architecture-become-more-diverse-on-may-5th-l-a-aia-s-encompass-conference-addresses-this-question How can architecture become more diverse? On May 5th, L.A. AIA's "Encompass" conference addresses this question Julia Ingalls 2017-05-04T11:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:56:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aaa9kuieacam3sxj.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although there's always a few ignorant and ignoble members of any profession, architecture is primarily made up of progressively-minded, ethically-bound professionals. So why is architecture so white, male, and socioeconically monolithic? More importantly, how can these statistics be changed?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150005614/why-we-re-starting-a-print-magazine-after-20-years-of-publishing-digitally Why we're starting a print magazine after 20 years of publishing digitally Paul Petrunia 2017-05-02T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T01:56:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg" width="650" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When I started Archinect 20 years ago, in the summer of 1997, the internet was still many years away from becoming a replacement for newspapers and magazines. Since then, the media landscape has changed drastically, with most print publications now dedicating the majority of their time and budget to their digital platforms. Today we consume media in a different way than we have ever done in the past, for better or worse. We expect more content, with higher quality, but human nature tends to give in to the quick and gratifying. Journalism has struggled to monetize quality investigations and writing as sites like Buzzfeed have proven that listicles, fun photos, and quick content bites offer a much greater return in dollars and followers.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150002511/never-meant-to-copy-only-to-surpass-plagiarism-versus-innovation-in-architectural-imitation Never Meant to Copy, Only to Surpass: Plagiarism Versus Innovation in Architectural Imitation Hannah Wood 2017-04-13T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-15T20:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/7b/7bccebhombipbezv.gif" width="1200" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wangjing SOHO, a three tower complex in Beijing penned by <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, became a worldwide sensation when it was revealed that the scheme was being <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/86159/plagiarism" target="_blank">plagiarized</a> by an illicit construction team in Chongqing, southern China. Despite the subsequent outcry from the professional design world, Hadid responded that if the &lsquo;copy-cat&rsquo; designs displayed innovative mutations, &ldquo;that would be exciting&rdquo;. While many architectural icons are commissioned precisely for their artistic originality, the design response is often non-site specific, which raises interesting questions when such icons are reproduced around the globe. What does it mean for architectural originality and innovation, when a &lsquo;copy-paste&rsquo; strategy is normalized?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001920/studio-visits-studio-wok-milan-6th-april-2017 Studio Visits : Studio WOK, Milan 6th April 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-04-11T03:57:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T06:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f83itjkqpf6tztr.jpg" width="650" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While exploring the streets of Milan for Design Week we took the opportunity to visit local architecture practice, <a href="http://www.studiowok.com/en" target="_blank">Studio WOK</a>. They showed us around their studio, talked us through past and present projects as well giving us a few hot tips for Milan.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001061/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-natural-history-museum-london Iconic Buildings: I work at the Natural History Museum, London Ellen Hancock 2017-04-08T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-08T14:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg" width="650" height="526" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our new series <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p><p>For our second feature in the series, we interviewed Paul Gallagher who works at the <a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/" target="_blank">Natural History Museum</a>&nbsp;in London as Project and Programme Manager in their Central Project Office.</p><p>Presently the museum is undergoing significant refurbishment, in particular, the Hintze Hall, which is currently closed to the public.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149997748/comic-relief-s-exploring-the-architectural-imagination-of-ben-katchor Comic Relief(s): Exploring the Architectural Imagination of Ben Katchor Julia Ingalls 2017-04-07T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-07T20:58:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zitxzn66sqpcngge.jpg" width="650" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture is one of the most expansive fields there is: it bridges the loftiest conceptual realm with nuts-and-bolts physicality. Some architects never leave the paper world, while others dwell primarily in crowded conference rooms and muddy building sites. This is partially why the comic strip of work Ben Katchor is so remarkable; it acts not only as an idiosyncratic survey of the built world, but as a humorous exploration of the conceptual one.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001297/you-say-biennial-i-say-biennale-9-of-today-s-most-critical-architecture-biennials You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-06T12:50:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T12:50:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hds12jjmvzhsgd1r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every two years, hundreds of thousands flock to the historic small islands of Venice, where history and art meet to give us one of the most influential fixtures in the architectural world&mdash;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/24748/venice-biennale" target="_blank">The Venice Biennale of Architecture</a>. While originally a more specialized art-world affair, biennials now figure in the larger cultural menu drawing huge crowds and the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149985944/the-exhibitionary-complex" target="_blank">exhibitionary format</a>, occurring every other year, has proliferated in the past two decades offering the field myriad options for getting one's expo fix.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001598/social-object-relations-window-breaking-and-projective-identification Social Object Relations: Window Breaking and Projective Identification Alan Ruiz 2017-04-06T12:24:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T12:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6s/6s3e9gvsbjvnsgqu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Throughout modern history, the shattered transparent envelope has, in various ways, indexed social crises wherein revolution leads to the dismantling of the crystalline boundaries between public and private property. &nbsp;From the Watts Rebellion, WTO, and G8 protests to the 2011 London Riots, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/570574/black-lives-matter" target="_blank">Black Lives Matter</a> protests, and the inauguration of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/460982/donald-trump" target="_blank">Donald J. Trump</a>, the shattered glass window repeatedly proves to be a site of counter-identification with systems of oppression under late capitalism. Learning from these events, how might we differently consider the act of window-breaking beyond the conventional understandings of protest and felony, and instead, reframe it as an intersubjective form of resistance and disavowal?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150001379/screen-print-52-shela-sheikh-searches-for-new-political-vocabularies-in-and-now-architecture-against-a-developer-presidency Screen/Print #52: Shela Sheikh Searches for New Political Vocabularies in 'And Now: Architecture Against a Developer Presidency' Nicholas Korody 2017-04-05T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T23:01:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8h3a76sz9eckhgn.jpg" width="650" height="904" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump won the US Presidential election. Just under a month later, the US Army Corps of Engineers temporarily halted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline following large protests heavily covered by the media. These events frame &nbsp;Shela Sheikh&rsquo;s essay &ldquo;Translating Geontologies&rdquo;, which contends with an emerging (or at least, for some, a newly visible) political landscape marked by &ldquo;an insidious violence that is more often than not environmental and affecting the bodies of racialized subjects.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre Review: The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Centre Grace Quah 2017-04-05T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:29:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The home continues to play a central role in contemporary Japanese architecture. This year, the Barbican has put together an exhibition that documents the development of post-war Japanese domestic architecture, from the traditional to the modern, drawing on the work of over 40 Japanese architects from the past 70 years.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149998647/finding-the-contemporary-city-between-the-local-and-the-global-with-in-between-economies Finding the Contemporary City Between the Local and the Global with In-Between Economies Nicholas Korody 2017-03-22T12:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T12:03:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bj/bjc9hmex9d40z40a.jpg" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How is the city made? Who is it made by? Who is it made for? These are the questions poised by <a href="http://inbetweeneconomies.net/" target="_blank">In-Between Economies</a>, an interdisciplinary research platform based in Copenhagen, London and Oslo. In their view, the only way to address them in the 21st century is to expand beyond the purview of architecture or urbanism. &ldquo;Urban life, and our experience of it, is a complex mix of economic systems, social relationships, and infrastructural spaces,&rdquo; they tell me. And to grapple with it, we need to start talking with people besides architects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996976/morphogenesis-an-odyssey-through-the-digital-and-physical-world Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-18T11:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T21:46:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nac0d228oa0a8dsr.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987470/take-a-virtual-reality-tour-of-different-planes-of-the-digital-and-physical-universe" target="_blank">Morphogenesis</a>, a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/695270/vr" target="_blank">virtual reality</a>&nbsp;art installation, is touring the globe, bringing a primal, otherworldly experience to audiences without the need for a ticket to&nbsp;Burning Man.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996948/reflecting-and-refracting-the-politics-of-glass-architecture Reflecting and Refracting the Politics of Glass Architecture Jeffrey Grunthaner 2017-03-16T12:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T06:06:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xb47n9mu7pwne1d1.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It seems to me unquestionable that an anti-capitalist world&mdash;a society that emphasizes process over product, lived experience over representations&mdash;would look very different from the one we currently inhabit. The distinguishing characteristics of that world are more difficult to determine. In what way would a historically unique organization of labor yield a correspondingly unique architecture?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149995194/new-bureau-spectacular-exhibition-at-sfmoma-explores-the-narrative-properties-of-architecture New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-06T12:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-28T17:33:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a moment of social stratification and increasingly bitter divisions, a timely new <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/bureau-spectacular/" target="_blank">exhibit</a> at <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/" target="_blank">SFMOMA</a> by <a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net/" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> celebrates an architecture of egalitarianism. The exhibition, titled&nbsp;<em>i</em><em>nsideoutsidebetweenbeyond</em>, showcases the studio&rsquo;s drawings alongside a comic, <em>When I Grow Up</em>, and five three-dimensional models that explore &ldquo;the communal aspect of urban life through surrealistic forms and situations.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994771/phil-freelon-on-engaging-with-black-history-through-architecture Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-03-02T17:04:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T17:04:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From translating historic iron latticework into a digitally-produced fa&ccedil;ade to ensuring LEED certification, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94941597/freelon-group-bought-by-perkins-will" target="_blank">Phil Freelon</a> played a pivotal, and perhaps under-recognized, role in the creation of the critically-acclaimed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/767550/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist Uncovering the Architecture of Colonialism with 'The Funambulist' Nicholas Korody 2017-03-01T07:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T03:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46rk80xt3la5lvfh.jpg" width="650" height="907" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank"><em>The Funambulist </em></a>is a bimestrial online and print journal founded by the French architect L&eacute;opold Lambert in 2015. Operating alongside a blog and a podcast, <em>The Funambulist </em>critically engages with some of the most pressing issues of the day, focusing on the political relationships between bodies and the built environment. Their tenth issue, released today, contends with the role of architecture in colonialism, understood here not as a "delimited period" but rather as a "continuous process" and "system of domination". To celebrate the issue&rsquo;s launch, Archinect is featuring the introduction, which is written by Lambert, edited slightly for clarity. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993596/can-trump-s-anti-immigrant-border-wall-be-built-without-immigrant-labor Can Trump’s anti-immigrant border wall be built without immigrant labor? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-25T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T07:40:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/682h1w1feh3cr6iq.jpg" width="650" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Border agents don&rsquo;t want an opaque, precast concrete wall. Financially, the wall is unlikely to be built without immigrant labor. And historically, large-scale border walls don&rsquo;t keep people out as much as signal that an empire is caving in. Here&rsquo;s why Donald Trump&rsquo;s proposed U.S./Mexico border wall isn&rsquo;t just a moral failure, but a practical one.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149992400/xeno-architecture-radical-spatial-practice-and-the-politics-of-alienation Xeno-Architecture: Radical Spatial Practice and the Politics of Alienation Alison Hugill 2017-02-17T12:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T12:46:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yx/yx33hj85sq3ro6o9.jpg" width="650" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following on from Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" target="_blank">interview</a> with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, authors of the recent book <em>Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World without Work</em>&mdash;wherein the pair discussed the implications of their &lsquo;accelerationist&rsquo; political theory for the field of architecture&mdash;we spoke to a Brussels-based curatorial and research platform that seeks to transpose &lsquo;xenofeminist&rsquo; politics on to considerations of spatial practice. Xenofeminism is a critically updated, queer and gender abolitionist response to accelerationism&rsquo;s political and economic theory, laid out in the manifesto of collective Laboria Cuboniks, <em><a href="http://www.laboriacuboniks.net/" target="_blank">The Xenofeminist Manifesto: A Politics for Alienation</a>.</em></p>