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UCLA AUD Student Journal POOL: Issue 4 Nostalgia

Oct 15, '19 3:02 PM EST

Nostalgia confers a lens to look backwards and forwards, to reminisce and project. But, are we really nostalgic for the past? How much of our nostalgia is for the possibility of a future we can no longer have? Let us prod nostalgia, pitting its longings, fears, and speculations against one another. Where may this unraveling take us? Where does it start?

With contributions from Ryan Anthony Ball, Kristy Balliet, Kelly Bair, Alexander Bodkin, Yung Ho Chang, Dominique Cheng, Dan Edwards, Chase Galis, Will Fu, Melania Grozda, Zoë Holland, Noa Kaplan, Filip Kostic, Kristina Ljubanovic, Mackenzie Muhonen, Lars Müller, Mohamed Sharif, Brent Sturlaugson, Anna Tregurtha and Theo Triantafyllidis. 

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POOL is the student magazine of UCLA Architecture and 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 2019. Partial funding provided by UCLA Graduate Students Association Publications.