Archinect - News 2014-07-28T20:45:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102726807/bracket-takes-action-submissions-selected-and-new-website-launches Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T17:01:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:38:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05kznvyyjy1lqoiq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>[takes action]</em>&nbsp;is the fourth issue from <strong><a href="http://brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a></strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect's collaborative publication with <a href="http://infranetlab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InfraNet Lab</a>.&nbsp;Edited by a diverse collection of professionals from the intersecting worlds of architecture, environment, and digital culture, <strong>Bracket</strong>'s content is sourced from an open-call for submissions.</p><p><strong>Bracket</strong> <em>[takes action]</em> asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on?</p><p>How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions? Bracket 4 provokes spatial practice&rsquo;s potential to incite and respond to action today.</p><p>Peruse the selected entries (on the <a href="http://brkt.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brand new website</a><a href="http://brkt.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!</a>):&nbsp;<a href="http://brkt.org/issue/content/13/bracket-takes-action/all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bracket</strong>&nbsp;<em>[takes action]</em></a></p><p>The <a href="https://brkt.org/issue/jury/13/bracket-takes-action/16/neeraj-bhatia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> included:</p><ul><li>Pier Vittorio Aureli, founding partner of Dogma,&nbsp;teaches at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture in London</a> and is visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>.</li><li>Vishaan Chakrabarti,&nbsp;Principal at&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>.</em></li><li>Adam Green...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/95103500/last-reminder-bracket-takes-action-accepting-submissions-until-march-10 Last reminder! BRACKET [takes action] accepting submissions until March 10 Justine Testado 2014-03-07T11:01:00-05:00 >2014-03-07T14:51:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trkmg1t7prdhdk2k.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One last reminder that BRACKET's latest call for submissions, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bracket_takes_action_calling_for_submissions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[takes action]</a>, is accepting submissions <strong>until midnight on Monday, March 10</strong>.<strong> </strong>Submit your entries <a href="https://submit.brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. If you've already submitted an entry, or plan to submit one soon, please note that you can continue editing your submission until the deadline. Just click on your name at the top of the submission system and select your submission to review and/or edit.</p><p><strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p><p>Our young century has already seen contested claims of design&rsquo;s role in the public realm by George Baird, Lieven De Cauter, Markus Meissen, Jan Gehl, among others. Perhaps we could characterize these tensions as a &lsquo;design deficit&rsquo;, or a sense that design does not incite &lsquo;action&rsquo;, in the Arendtian sense. Amongst other things, this feeling is linked to the rise of neo-liberal pluralism, which marks the transition from public to publics, making a collective agenda in the public realm often illegible. Bracket [takes action] explores the complex relationsh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94059751/bracket-takes-action-accepting-submissions-until-march-10 BRACKET [takes action] accepting submissions until March 10 Justine Testado 2014-02-22T17:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T19:46:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33trnypzonxaswpc.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't seen it already, the new <a href="https://submit.brkt.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>BRACKET </em>submission page</a> is now live! We also want to remind our readers that the deadline for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bracket_takes_action_calling_for_submissions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>BRACKET</em>'s latest Call for Submissions</a> -- whose theme this year is [takes action] -- has been extended to March 10.</p><p>Keep reading for more details<strong>.<br><br>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p><p>Our young century has already seen contested claims of design&rsquo;s role in the public realm by George Baird, Lieven De Cauter, Markus Meissen, Jan Gehl, among others. Perhaps we could characterize these tensions as a &lsquo;design deficit&rsquo;, or a sense that design does not incite &lsquo;action&rsquo;, in the Arendtian sense. Amongst other things, this feeling is linked to the rise of neo-liberal pluralism, which marks the transition from public to publics, making a collective agenda in the public realm often illegible. Bracket [takes action] explores the complex relationship between spatial design, and the public(s) as well as action(s) it contains. How can design catalyze a public and incite platforms for act...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88464827/bracket-takes-action-call-for-submissions BRACKET [takes action]: Call for Submissions Archinect 2013-12-09T19:43:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:47:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vy7jkhpxexyjowky.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 4th issue of <a href="http://brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is<em> [takes action]</em>.</p> <p> The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.</p> <p> Following is the full submission brief:</p> <p> <strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.&rdquo;</em> &mdash;Markus Miessen</p> <p> <br><strong>Call for submissions</strong><br> Hannah Arendt&rsquo;s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites &ldquo;action&rdquo; as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the <em>vita active</em> (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously &lsquo;bottom-up&rsquo; and &lsquo;top-down&rsquo;. In the more than fifty years since Arendt&rsquo;s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is exp...</p>