Archinect - Features 2018-06-23T02:34:01-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150068666/redlines-jae Redlines: JAE Anthony Morey 2018-06-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-13T15:27:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7fdb6312d553b7f8fdc4e035092543.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this installment we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/blog/81589346/tag/345009/jae" target="_blank">JAE</a>, the Journal of Architectural Education and talk with its Executive Editor, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068359/the-design-school-at-asu-names-marc-neveu-as-new-program-head-of-architecture" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068359/the-design-school-at-asu-names-marc-neveu-as-new-program-head-of-architecture" target="_blank">Marc Neveu,</a>&nbsp;to review the ACSA's publication which was founded in 1947 and how it works to be relevant in the medium's constant changing landscape.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150068259/from-the-ground-up-claude-nicolas-ledoux From the Ground Up: Claude Nicolas Ledoux Anthony Morey 2018-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-12T22:38:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79270bedcc5cfedeb00bbc5f15f61f84.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the most formative of hands and the often, surprising shifts that occur on its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious&mdash;and at points, rough&mdash;edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150066722/soapbox-virtual-reality Soapbox: Virtual Reality Anthony Morey 2018-05-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T14:05:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c2170bf44af89ff6ec45e2522313c16.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150065853/soapbox-american-architecture-now-1980 Soapbox: American Architecture Now (1980) Anthony Morey 2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:12:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gk03lt13uszdnzi.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150064560/soapbox-will-alsop Soapbox: Will Alsop Anthony Morey 2018-05-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T03:12:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/63/637fh3h537wq83ks.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150063702/redesigning-las-vegas-entertainment-architecture-for-the-experience-economy Redesigning Las Vegas: Entertainment Architecture for the Experience Economy Hannah Wood 2018-05-10T10:09:00-04:00 >2018-05-11T09:31:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1v7txeos7y8ngsd8.gif" border="0" /><p>While Las Vegas is as popular as ever, visitors are spending less time on the casino floor. According to a <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-05/report-las-vegas-draws-more-millennial-first-time-visitors" target="_blank">recent report</a>, gambling time now totals 1.9 hours during an entire stay in Vegas, an hour less than in 2015 and over two hours less than twenty years ago. This change is being driven almost entirely by the younger generation who are spending just 8.5 percent of their income on gambling compared to the <a href="http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/business/content/docs/LIGHT/Millenial%20Entertainment%20Preferences%20-%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf" target="_blank">23.5% spent by their parents</a>. The American entertainment industry has therefore made it a top priority to grab, and keep, the attention of the millennial market.</p> <p>What does a less gambling-centric future mean for cities like Las Vegas? This month&rsquo;s feature takes you on a virtual tour of The Strip to investigate a selection of new experience-driven, &lsquo;Instagram-ready&rsquo; architecture projects commissioned by the top entertainment conglomerates. I check in with Stefan Al, architect and associate professor of Urban Design at the <a href="https://archinect.com/penndesign" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a> and author of &lsquo;<a href="http://www.stefanal.com/the-strip" target="_blank">The Strip: Las Veg...</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150062492/a-5-part-video-series-on-the-architecture-of-artificial-intelligence A 5-Part Video Series on "The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence" Archinect 2018-05-08T11:20:00-04:00 >2018-05-13T00:34:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bhy4e0vje1hxb6wt.gif" border="0" /><p>The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence is a 5-part video series, produced for Archinect by <a href="http://otisharley.com" target="_blank">Otis Harley</a>, exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) is changing architecture, design and the construction industry. The videos are based on&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149995618/the-architecture-of-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank"><em>&lsquo;The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence'</em></a> by <a href="https://archinect.com/hannahwood" target="_blank">Hannah Wood</a>, published on Archinect last year.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150062819/fellow-fellows-linda-zhang Fellow Fellows: Linda Zhang Anthony Morey 2018-05-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-03T22:40:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ux25q8l0kxappcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to an otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the exceptional and breakthrough work being done in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/gallery/150001760/0/syracuse-architecture-awards-2017-2018-boghosian-fellowship-to-linda-zhang" target="_blank">Linda Zhang</a> who is&nbsp;currently the 2017-2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/993762/harry-der-boghosian-fellowship" target="_blank">Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150061865/from-the-ground-up-santiago-calatrava From the Ground Up: Santiago Calatrava Anthony Morey 2018-04-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-27T02:02:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/atj57wr9t4cs7c4g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the most formative of hands and the often, surprising shifts that occur on its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious&mdash;and at points, rough&mdash;edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150061468/soapbox-elizabeth-diller Soapbox: Elizabeth Diller Anthony Morey 2018-04-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-28T02:01:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dhu29dwcfyv6ajrd.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150061237/redlines-soiled Redlines: SOILED Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-24T12:18:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7o37u0e3oi0oat5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this session, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/soiled" target="_blank">SOILED</a>;&nbsp;Co-founded by architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/gallery/95659740/14/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" target="_blank">Joseph Altshuler</a> and performance artist Isaac Bloom, SOILED was conceived upon a simple observation: even though architecture is all around us, architecture lacks an accessible venue for public consumption and entertainment.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150060440/cross-talk-5-the-beheaded-medusa-by-deborah-garcia Cross-Talk #5: 'The Beheaded Medusa' by Deborah Garcia DeborahMGarcia 2018-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-19T21:46:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9wd24lll6kww5qc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150058176/drones-for-architects-new-capabilities-for-the-construction-sector-how-to-get-started-and-how-to-navigate-the-law Drones for Architects: New Capabilities for the Construction Sector, How to Get Started and How to Navigate the Law Hannah Wood 2018-04-04T12:01:00-04:00 >2018-04-10T06:31:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5zexzpqzx526vf5.gif" border="0" /><p>According to a 2016 <a href="http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/technology-driving-innovation/drones/" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs report</a>, the largest commercial buyer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS&rsquo;s, more commonly known as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/240637/drones" target="_blank">drones</a>) in the next five years will be the construction sector, valued at $11.2bn worldwide. What new roles will drones adopt both in the architectural design process and outcomes? If your firm is intending to mobilize a drone, what should you be aware of in terms of its operation and the law? To look closer at these eyes in the sky, I speak to interdisciplinary design office <a href="https://noumena.io/" target="_blank">Noumena</a> who are experimenting with cutting-edge drone technology within their integrated design process. I will also check in with Florida-based certified civil trial lawyer and pilot Michael J. Corso esq., a specialist in drone litigation for architecture and design professionals. For an alternate angle, I get some tips from architect and respected architectural photographer <a href="http://ultimasreportagens.com/" target="_blank">Fernando Guerra</a>, who has collaborated with and captured the buildings of many well-known architects, includi...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150058317/soapbox-fiction Soapbox: Fiction Anthony Morey 2018-04-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-06T18:29:45-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dn/dnp8qiwmxw9paab2.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150055634/soapbox-surrealism Soapbox: Surrealism Anthony Morey 2018-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-29T23:02:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rv/rv29d1hx7x18tr2v.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150053601/from-the-ground-up-zaha-hadid From the Ground Up: Zaha Hadid Anthony Morey 2018-03-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-06-02T19:14:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0dv72u2l4tn561y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/edit_feature/150048224" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes, in even the most formative of hands, and the often surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious, and, at points, rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150052224/fellow-fellows-zahra-safaverdi Fellow Fellows : Zahra Safaverdi Anthony Morey 2018-03-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-02T01:47:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1n69jxedhuhkq9to.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research, and design influence, traditionally done within a tight time-frame.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both the participants and the discipline at large.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of revolving academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we speak to&nbsp;Zahra Safaverdi&nbsp;who served as the Harvard GSD's Irving innovation fellow in architecture in 2017.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150052196/new-ground-ii-countryside-2030 New Ground II: Countryside 2030 Hannah Wood 2018-02-28T12:56:00-05:00 >2018-04-16T06:43:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uj7capmkiok6vem.gif" border="0" /><p>New Ground II, the second installment of Archinect&rsquo;s two-part feature series on the contemporary countryside, is playfully set in rural California in the year 2030. Certain trends Christine Bjerke and I dug into in last month&rsquo;s feature, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150047669/new-ground-i-advancing-the-countryside" target="_blank">New Ground I: Advancing the Countryside</a>, have been extrapolated to present a future pastoral landscape, recognizable yet markedly different than that which we might encounter today. We discuss this future outlook with <a href="http://www.bratton.info/" target="_blank">Benjamin Bratton</a>, director of the <a href="http://designgeopolitics.org/" target="_blank">Center for Design and Geopolitics</a> at the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/2790184/university-of-california-san-diego" target="_blank">University of California, San Diego</a> and author of <a href="http://amzn.to/2otT7Kv" target="_blank">The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty</a> and Martin Abell from the agricultural robotics firm <a href="http://www.precisiondecisions.co.uk/" target="_blank">Precision Decisions</a>, the first company to farm a field without human intervention.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150049181/cross-talk-4-joel-kerner-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Joel Kerner on 'Academic Aesthetics' Joel Kerner 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T10:21:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xk277afae9zrcwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics.'</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046409/the-solar-decathlon-competition-showcases-cutting-edge-home-designs-but-will-it-give-us-the-next-high-tech-home The Solar Decathlon Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Home Designs, But Will it Give us the Next High-Tech Home? Nam Henderson 2018-02-08T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T18:03:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/een74xsuo55dgi7m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Having long wanted to attend the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19773/solar-decathlon" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/338911/u-s-department-of-energy" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy</a>&rsquo;s collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses, I was excited to learn last year that it was going to be held in Denver, where I reside. As the event drew closer, I signed up for two volunteer roles, working one shift as a greeter and a few as a docent, in order to attend.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047301/cross-talk-4-matthew-okazaki-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Matthew Okazaki on 'Academic Aesthetics' Matthew Okazaki 2018-02-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-04-24T12:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/230ep2hi5sqbjo3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics'.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048287/baumgartner-uriu-is-a-small-studio-with-big-innovations Baumgartner + Uriu is a Small Studio with Big Innovations Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-05T10:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-05T11:26:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bx/bx13r9f6wnu08ytp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Baumgartner + Uriu (BplusU) are innovators known for pushing boundaries. With an in-house fabrication studio, the LA-based practice is consistently experimenting with the latest digital techniques and materials. Founded in 2006, the firm is led by Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, both with a background in music and working for Frank Gehry. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talked with the duo about how they got their start, what drives their work today, and what is on the horizon.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047669/new-ground-i-advancing-the-countryside New Ground I: Advancing the Countryside Hannah Wood 2018-01-31T09:50:00-05:00 >2018-04-16T06:47:41-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ji/jikmnrkcbcmu85w6.gif" border="0" /><p>Across the urbanized world, the contemporary countryside is a paradox. While media attention is absorbed by the city, many rural regions are experiencing accelerating change due to increased automation, the emergence of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/105801/megastructure" target="_blank">megastructures</a> and new self-learning systems, all of which are reshaping the terrain. The divisive political events of 2017 exhibited just how much today&rsquo;s countryside has grown apart from the city both ideologically and spatially. To kick off 2018, in New Ground I, the first of a two-part feature series co-authored with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149999813/between-the-home-and-the-market-an-interview-with-christine-bjerke-from-next-up-floating-worlds" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a> from <a href="http://www.inbetweeneconomies.net/" target="_blank">In-Between Economies</a>, we will briefly explore a selection of major shifts that have influenced how the countryside operates today. We check in with rural demographer and sociologist <a href="https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/expert/johnson-kenneth" target="_blank">Ken Johnson</a> from the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5099074/university-of-new-hampshire" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> and Ivan Sergejev, an architect exploring the potential of the data center typology. In addition, will be tapping into the latest research from international architecture practice <a href="http://oma.eu/office" target="_blank">OMA*AMO</a>, who have bee...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042760/cross-talk-3-daniela-leon-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Daniela Leon on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Daniela Leon 2017-12-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-29T00:18:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u8/u8atn3igr9a8ykrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042651/cross-talk-3-viola-ago-hans-tursack-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Viola Ago & Hans Tursack on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Viola Ago 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jt/jtqwzkv0cnxponnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042356/cross-talk-3-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk #3: Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions Anthony Morey 2017-12-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6jesewg9gjwhhu7.gif" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042025/soapbox-curation Soapbox: Curation Anthony Morey 2017-12-20T12:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-20T12:18:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6vl1w571vna6xcn9.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040378/soapbox-pedagogy SoapBox: Pedagogy Anthony Morey 2017-12-06T13:15:00-05:00 >2017-12-06T13:19:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qquqyi2yfs4536hj.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038500/social-soup Social Soup Troy Conrad Therrien 2017-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s been thought for some time that life emerged from the primordial soup. It now seems that humanity is the product of social soup.</p> <p>Social soup is the bio-cultural-environmental complex of opinions, beliefs, desires, truths, values, myths, grudges, inventions, histories, conspiracies, rumors, plans, protocols, archetypes, dwellings, art, jokes, taboos, and other complex vectors of life woven through our mysterious emotional organic wetware. This mesh is our habitat. We don&rsquo;t dwell in nature; we live amongst each other.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037917/fear-wonder-orienting-ourselves-through-fiction Fear & Wonder: Orienting Ourselves Through Fiction Pierce Myers 2017-11-15T12:31:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://sciarc.edu/events/lectures/fear-and-wonder-an-expedition-through-the-landscapes-of-fiction/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear &amp; Wonder</a>&nbsp;was a symposium surrounding the possibilities of world building and pondering of what would be possible and yet, nothing seemed impossible, nothing seemed out of our grasp and in fact, forced us to reckon with how much of our own world we are not aware of.&nbsp;</p>