Archinect - Features 2016-12-03T08:40:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis At USC's 'Homeless Studio', Students Work Towards Real Solutions to the City's Homeless Crisis Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T08:11:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a few miles from the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>&nbsp;campus, Skid Row contains a significant portion of the homeless population of Los Angeles, a city in the midst of a declared <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" target="_blank">state of emergency</a>&nbsp;with nearly 47,000 people in total living in shelters and on the street. For R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges, two instructors at the USC School of Architecture, this city-wide crisis demands an architectural response. &ldquo;The homeless are always thinking about architecture. It's time we started thinking about them,&rdquo; they wrote in the syllabus for their course, Homeless Studio.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980050/short-and-not-so-sweet-a-collection-of-architecture-haiku-criticism Short and Not-So-Sweet: A Collection of Architecture Haiku Criticism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T12:09:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T13:57:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7uiwlszmzisyngn.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In honor of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974072/open-call-for-submissions-xs" target="_blank">November's XS theme</a>, we asked readers to send us notes of architectural criticism, in haiku: the Japanese poetic form restricted to three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, in that order. And boy, did folks deliver. You can pack a lot of sour into 17 syllables, but also beauty. Below are the best haiku from our open call, and a few from Archinect's forum. Enjoy.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980068/from-the-editors-what-we-re-thankful-for-this-holiday-season From the Editors: What We're Thankful For This Holiday Season Archinect 2016-11-24T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T21:18:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5p/5pjd8449vzh82zws.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2016 has been a rough year, and it's not over. Finding consolation through the rough patches, and appreciation during the better parts, requires flexing those muscles of reflection and gratitude. So on this Thanksgiving, to break the champagne over the 2016 holiday season, we've gathered a few things we're grateful for in architecture, to share and celebrate. Cheers!</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979146/tweaking-the-city-the-politics-of-urban-interventions Tweaking the City: the Politics of Urban Interventions Nicholas Korody 2016-11-23T12:14:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:44:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iw/iwnek54m8dh9li0r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;We know that we are living in a crisis,&rdquo; states Mathias Klenner, one of five members of the Santiago-based architectural collective <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma" target="_blank">TOMA</a>. &ldquo;We also know that the neoliberal political and economic system is so deep inside our minds and inside our bodies that we cannot think of any solutions. And yet you see that sometimes people have actually managed to gather together, like in the Occupy movement. But the question is: how do you create possibilities? How do you think about the future? And how do you connect these different groups of people?&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979717/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-23-november-2016 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 23 November 2016 Chris Williamson 2016-11-23T04:20:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:43:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p8hung9u1dnvdhn.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When I started to write this monthly update about the impact of the referendum result I thought we would all soon run out of things to say and the 2-3 year process would be tedious. Far from it. This month there have for me been four standout issues.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149979644/architecture-2030-s-ed-mazria-outlines-an-environmentally-responsible-plan-for-the-architecture-and-design-industries Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria outlines an environmentally-responsible plan for the architecture and design industries Archinect 2016-11-21T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T20:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>A Sleeping Giant Awakens</strong><br>The election of Donald Trump, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">a hastily composed (and later retracted) post-election statement by the American Institute of Architects </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">(AIA)</a>, has galvanized the U.S. design community. After much soul-searching prompted by anxiety and anger, architects and our allied design and planning professionals have articulated a vibrant vision for themselves and their profession.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump Architects Respond to the AIA’s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump Nicholas Korody 2016-11-14T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T21:01:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cck6fme2g0nguo49.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" target="_blank">AIA&rsquo;s formal statement</a>, and follow-up, in response to Donald J. Trump&rsquo;s election has elicited outrage within the architecture community. Architects, AIA-members and not, feel that the organization has failed to represent their interests, choosing instead to cooperate with what many equate to a fascist regime, and in so doing has compromised the entire profession. Architects have taken to social media to air their concerns and organize their own responses&mdash;we&rsquo;ll be updating this piece with more statements as the issue evolves,&nbsp;and collecting them all over&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/840712/notmyaia" target="_blank">here</a>. Share your thoughts with us by submitting to the news&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/add_news" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149976509/architects-if-you-don-t-start-disrupting-urbanism-silicon-valley-will-do-it-for-you Architects: If You Don't Start Disrupting Urbanism, Silicon Valley Will Do It for You. Fred Scharmen 2016-11-07T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T19:42:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/33j4kgjdihq29wxq.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Mountain View start-up incubator <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954668/what-s-the-newest-project-for-silicon-valley-investors-building-cities" target="_blank">YCombinator&nbsp;announced this June</a>&nbsp;that the company would be creating an initiative around designing new cities, it was easy for architects and urbanists to laugh.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149976742/in-focus-sim-n-garc-a In Focus: Simón García Archinect 2016-11-06T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T19:49:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fj05tqy8kouiioi9.jpg" width="650" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature, we talk to Barcelona-based photographer <strong>Sim&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a</strong>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149975615/archinect-s-2016-us-presidential-election-guide-how-trump-and-clinton-stand-on-the-issues-architects-care-about-most Archinect’s 2016 US Presidential Election Guide: How Trump and Clinton Stand on the Issues Architects Care about Most Nicholas Korody 2016-11-01T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:38:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vv1zlr4f1zol7f5.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. election just a week away, most Americans have likely made up their mind. But for any potential undecided Archinecters out there (do you exist? am I speaking to the void?), we&rsquo;ve compiled a handy guide to where each candidate stands on some of the issues closest to an architect&rsquo;s heart: housing, infrastructure, and the environment.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149974557/to-hire-the-best-in-the-world-post-brexit-trade-and-immigration-are-top-concerns To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns Chris Williamson 2016-10-25T02:56:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:24:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1by1y14oec1v1f9v.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" target="_blank">a previous article</a> I wrote about the Brexit referendum, I concluded by saying it could be the crowning achievement of a long and glorious reign for Elizabeth II. I would like to be clear: I voted to remain in the European Union.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965799/how-to-get-a-job-at-fxfowle How to Get a Job at: FXFOWLE Archinect 2016-09-28T11:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:57:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rn/rnfipdtqycodn691.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical.&nbsp;Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149970171/a-well-a-windmill-a-mirror-sigil-s-real-and-symbolic-interventions-in-syria A well, a windmill, a mirror: Sigil's real and symbolic interventions in Syria Nicholas Korody 2016-09-27T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:34:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y6gsqi9i4lfxgmch.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Hospitals, water and electricity are always the first to be attacked,&rdquo; states a doctor from Anadan, a city in Northern Syria, as quoted in an Amnesty International <a href="https://www.amnesty.org/en/press-releases/2016/03/syrian-and-russian-forces-targeting-hospitals-as-a-strategy-of-war/" target="_blank">report</a>. &ldquo;Once that happens people no longer have services to survive.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149968403/the-lazy-architect-s-guide-to-completing-continuing-education-credits The lazy architect's guide to completing continuing education credits Julia Ingalls 2016-09-23T11:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T00:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uoq1vjq80nm5qp7l.jpg" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are continuing education credits, and why are they necessary? More importantly, what&rsquo;s the easiest way of completing them? For your convenience, we've put together an overview of the AIA's Continuing Education System, and seven simple solutions for getting through it.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149969903/screen-print-45-orhan-ayy-ce-interviews-the-wire-actor-bob-wisdom-for-la-forum-s-summer-issue Screen/Print #45: Orhan Ayyüce interviews "The Wire" actor Bob Wisdom for LA Forum's summer issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-22T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T21:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/78wbtu190f5tmrz5.jpg" width="650" height="993" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For locals and beyond, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design has a simple aim&mdash;highlight what makes L.A.'s architecture and urbanism discourse special, and what it can teach the rest of the world. Seasonally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355599/la-forum" target="_blank">LA Forum</a> draws on its own board members and reaches into the community to publish a newsletter under a single theme or proposition.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965798/how-to-get-a-job-at-studio-link-arc How to Get a Job at: Studio Link-Arc Archinect 2016-09-19T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T00:21:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u164vusq4n2tbknn.jpg" width="650" height="609" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Navigating the unpredictable landscape of job hunting is an arduous task that demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it's tempting to throw caution to the wind and send the same exact resume to multiple design firms. But no two firms are identical. Although certain technical skills are required across the industry,&nbsp;there are particular essential qualities &mdash; and red flags &mdash; that aren't always listed on a firm's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149966016/gaming-the-system-role-playing-spatial-and-political-change Gaming the System: role-playing spatial and political change Quilian Riano 2016-09-01T09:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T00:18:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ew/ewg0jzyaan1xexbc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"[The] sovereign art, of course, will be the one whose laws rule over the relations among men in their totality. That is, Politics.</p><p>Nothing is alien to Politics, because nothing is alien to the superior art that rules the relations among men.</p><p>Medicine, war, architecture, etc. &ndash; minor and major arts, all without exception &ndash; are subject to, and make up, that sovereign art." &mdash; Augusto Boal, <em>Theatre of the Oppressed</em>, 1973</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965365/london-is-a-game-of-life-or-death-in-metropoly London is a game of life or death in 'Metropoly' Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T09:33:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T22:01:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;The city has long been a tool for social development and progression,&rdquo; writes Adam Fryett in Metropoly, his submission to Archinect&rsquo;s open call for August. &ldquo;It is clear however that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/739371/neoliberalism" target="_blank">neoliberal</a>&nbsp;age&nbsp;of consumer capital has led to a regression of the social standards of modern city development, leading to a vast reduction in both the quality of life and life itself of a vast number of inhabitants.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963617/screen-print-43-beautifully-banal-by-architecture-hero Screen/Print #43: 'Beautifully Banal' by Architecture Hero Julia Ingalls 2016-08-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-28T02:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3ljjka0lipchex1.jpg" width="650" height="833" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beautifully Banal,</em>&nbsp;a marvelously detailed, narrative-driven exploration of architectural drawing types via a fly&rsquo;s structural adventures, is both a slender comic and an architectural delight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london 'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London Nicholas Korody 2016-08-13T06:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi50hbv6yn0v71se.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While an average of 100,000 people move to London each year, only about 25,000 new homes are built annually: a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/can-sadiq-khan-solve-londons-housing-crisis/" target="_blank">formula</a> that has produced a critical lack in affordable housing. The median rent in the capital city is &pound;1,400 and the average house price has passed &pound;600,000. In other words, only the very rich can afford to live in London.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projects Touring some of the world's most attractive public housing projects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-09T09:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/ceej08lp9zmv9f7v.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can affordable public housing be beautiful? It&rsquo;s a question that for years was answered with indifference.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961336/in-honor-of-the-rio-games-6-momentous-projects-from-the-olympics-21st-century-history In honor of the Rio Games, 6 momentous projects from the Olympics' 21st-century history Julia Ingalls 2016-08-05T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/yb6e3pohdvk6ormx.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>20 kilometer long traffic jams, eleven dead construction workers, and one slain jaguar: the lead-up to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/692793/rio-2016" target="_blank">2016 Rio Olympics</a> has not been problem-free. Zika, pollution and political turmoil came alongside construction delays and problematic venues, with competitors refusing to move into the athletes' village until the wiring was fixed.&nbsp;And yet, aren't these types of problems just par for the course when it comes to the Olympics?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961143/at-home-in-a-changing-climate-strategies-for-adapating-to-sea-level-rise At home in a changing climate: strategies for adapating to sea level rise Nicholas Korody 2016-08-03T10:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b60gzcqx6z8fzeuy.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For most of us, &lsquo;home&rsquo; conjures a sense of safety and security. But a home is a fragile thing: vulnerable to quaking ground, rushing water, violent winds&mdash;not to mention, the volatility of finances and health. This has never been more true than in the time of climate change. The global thermostat of the home in which we build our homes is on the fritz.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149957970/wikihouse-s-lead-architect-on-how-open-source-idealism-could-cure-a-sickly-building-market WikiHouse's lead architect on how open-source idealism could cure a sickly building market Robert Urquhart 2016-08-02T05:12:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/vev5xxqmaa8d2481.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Working far beyond the simplistic notion of crowdsourced design, <a href="http://www.wikihouse.cc/" target="_blank">WikiHouse Foundation</a> is a building system and a stamp of approval for open-source innovations around the building industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124368081/emergence-home-beyond-boundaries-a-reader-submission-on-domesticity "Emergence: Home Beyond Boundaries" – a reader submission on Domesticity Duha Al Nasir 2016-07-23T10:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:21:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/lj5y07ejp1ob182h.jpg" width="650" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the submissions to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">Open Call for July's theme of "Domesticity,"</a> Duha Al Nasir tackled the challenge of envisioning her version of the next Case Study home, riffing on the realtor "ad" prompt with a rumination on the very nature of home. Al Nasir&nbsp;locates the essential home within the nexus of experience, likening it to an "emotional suitcase" and concluding that ultimately, one's home is not a physical enclosure but a metaphor for a sense of self.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans Orhan Ayyüce 2016-07-09T09:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:56:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/ds6x085qxxgxzcxo.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all started January 2010 when I first <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" target="_blank">interviewed the director of International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam George Brugmans</a> for Archinect. Since then, our relationship developed and I closely followed his work at IABR which I find arguably the most serious biennale concerning urbanism and city-making at the highest level of reality and usefulness.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity – op-ed by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2016-07-08T04:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T07:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mp/mpjjh1pjzzk9w42w.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have very little in common with the arguments of the Leave Campaign, and in particular reject the anti-immigration thrust of the Campaign. However, I welcome Brexit as offering an enhanced ability and chance to experiment with new policies that dare more economic freedom.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 2) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-07T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:37:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mc/mcpo3fzbdnqkpiab.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the second half of a two-part interview with Cryptome, an online repository of leaked government secrets and other documents relevant to contemporary surveillance and its infrastructure. Cryptome is run by the architects Deborah Natsios and John Young, who live and work in New York City (any use of the first person is from Natsios' perspective). Part one, which you can read <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" target="_blank">here</a>, delves into their backgrounds and motivations. Part two deals more with their views on the contemporary city and the politics of information access.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are no strangers to controversy, but few have had their work called a &ldquo;tip off [to] terrorists,&rdquo; as <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;once <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/nyregion/mapping-natural-gas-lines-advise-the-public-tip-off-the-terrorists.html" target="_blank">described</a> Deborah Natsios and John Young&rsquo;s twenty year old project, <a href="http://cryptome.org/" target="_blank">Cryptome</a>. Then again, few architects devote their time to disclosing government secrets, from the internal emails of Wikileaks to lists of alleged former members of the Stasi.</p>