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Publication Launch: SHED at Texas Tech College of Architecture

Brendan Shea
May 8, '22 6:03 PM EST
CROP09: SHED, Cover and content.
CROP09: SHED, Cover and content.

CROP09: SHED at Texas Tech College of Architecture

Texas Tech College of Architecture (CoA) is proud to announce the release of CROP09: SHED, edited by faculty Noémie Despland-Lichtert and the student editorial team (‘21) Claudia De Grande, Cole Rohrbach, Diego Diaz, Marcus J. Jimenez, Payton Clemens, Raven Alvarado, Ryan Call, (‘22) Chaimae Alehyane, Corrine Tendorf, Harmony Smith, Jacob Brown, & Susana Brinez. The CoA will host a launch party on May 11, 2022, at 6:00 PM, complemented by informal discussions of the publication’s contributions and central themes on the first floor of the architecture building. 

The theme of this CROP issue, SHED, gets its name from the modest typology, acknowledging the vernacular, agricultural and industrial built environment tethering Texas to the spaces and places of the Midwest. Furthermore, the issue interprets SHED both as a noun and a verb, interrogating a double meaning as in “to shed,” by examining what we store and protect, as well as what we disseminate and let go of, articulating the tension between releasing and containing, a matter crucial to contemporary architectural production and critical historical reflection.

Specifically, this issue sheds off a year of quarantine and lockdowns to reflect on remoteness in action, exploring novel learning environments and accelerating adaptations in architectural practice. Offering  perspective and context from a location often considered “remote”—perched on the dustcoast between the midwest and US/Mexico border—SHED aims to probe, challenge, and redirect metro-centric narratives of architecture. Penned at a watershed moment, the issue looks to the shed, the land, the climate, the worker, the radically-rural and beyond, gathering interviews, essays, and pressing design projects of local, national, and international architecture.

Contributors include Andrew Kovacs, Andrew Zago, Anton Garcia-Abril, Brendan Sullivan Shea, Cade Manning Hayes, Charles Taylor Weak, Chris Taylor, Dalia Munenzon, Danny Wills, David Autry, Erin Cuevas, Ersela Kripa, Esteban Corona, Gabriella Carrillo, Gian Maria Socci, Hans Tursack, Jacob Brown, Jana Masset Collatz, Jessica Martin, Jesús Edmundo Robles, Jr., Joseph Aranha, Justin Rice, Kagan Taylor, Kayci Gallagher, Kristina Fisher, Kyriakos Kyriakou, Lior Galili, Natalie Kuehl, Nate Imai, Neal Lucas Hitch, Neyran Turan, Nickolas Delacerda, Sarah Aziz, Sierra Honesto, Sofia Krimizi, Stephen Mueller, Stephen Soto, Rebecca van Beeck, and Zahra Safaverdi.

With an introduction by editor Noémie Despland-Lichtert, prologue by interim dean Urs Peter Flueckiger, and note by translator Jessie Forbes



May 2022, English & Spanish

270 pages, 101 color photos, 8.5x5.5 inches.

ISBN 979-8-9860806-0-4

CROP09: SHED is published by Texas Tech University College of Architecture with generous support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.


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