The essays of issue 61 each overwrite particular histories, policies, narratives, and imaginaries that sustain violent patterns of displacement and enclosure—challenging their seeming inexorability.
Esra Akcan expands the historically conscious perspective in A. Naomi Paik’s Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary to meet other sites, other architectures, other targets of abolition; Line Algoed and Antonio Carmona Báez celebrate Barbuda’s communal relation to the land and resistance to predatory development; Julia Michiko Hori locates an aesthetics of refusal in the transatlantic counter-monument; and Alison Rose Reed reviews Part I of Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s Abolition Geography, reinscribing the politics of abolition as movements and institutions seek to misappropriate and neutralize it.
Aeropolis: Queering Air in Toxicpolluted Worlds
by Nerea Calvillo
How do we get to know to air? Aeropolis: Queering Air in Toxicpolluted Worlds offers a speculative and interdisciplinary framework to reorient common understandings of air and air pollution as matter “out there.” It contests regimes of managing air and instead insists that we acknowledge the diversity of air and its relation to humans, non-humans, and environments, both physically and affectively. That we become sensible to air by following its unruliness—by living, breathing, seeing, holding, touching, queering airs.
Kenneth Frampton: Conversations with Daniel Talesnik
Kenneth Frampton and Daniel Talesnik. Essay by Mary McLeod
Kenneth Frampton: Conversations with Daniel Talesnik presents seven interviews with the architectural historian reflecting on the long arc of his rich and influential career in the discipline. Spanning Frampton’s early years as an architecture student at the Guildford School of Art to his nearly fifty years as a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the interviews trace not only the development and implications of his work but also the cultural, political, and discursive terrain surrounding it.
Deserts Are Not Empty
Edited by Samia Henni
Not What I Meant But Anyway
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen
Art after Liberalism
by Nicholas Gamso
Preservation, Sustainability, and Equity
edited by Erica Avrami
Nights of the Dispossessed: Riots Unbound
edited by Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, and Niloufar Tajeri
Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality
edited by Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt
Proxemics and the Architecture of Social Interaction
by Larry D. Busbea
Superpowers of Scale
by Andrés Jaque
Projects currently underway include:
Abolish Architecture: Disobedient Design, Wayward Scripts, and Other Ways of Building
by V. Mitch McEwen
Edited by Najha Zigbi-Johnson