Pool Magazine

Pool Magazine

Los Angeles, CA, US



POOL is the student magazine of the Department of Architecture & Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles.

POOL is driven by an interest in an expanding definition of architectural work that, in a culture of high volume content exchange, considers curation as a primary form of cultural production. Following this, we contend that the syllabus, the archive, and the aggregator are all valid forms of architectural work that we welcome and encourage in our publication.

POOL is a site of this type of work, experimenting with interface between its three primary platforms: event, digital, and print. Events and ongoing digital publication act not only as productive indicators of relevant themes, but also feed into an annual print edition.

POOL aspires to reach new audiences, seeing the separation of fields into hermeneutic discourses as unproductive, and strives instead for the inclusion of new and unexpected audiences through the incorporation of media unconventional to architectural discourse.

POOL is supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts with a grant for the year 2018.
Partial funding provided by UCLA Graduate Students Association Publications.