The Avery Review
Critical Essays on Architecture
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March into March with issue 22 of the Avery Review. This month, Rebecca Choi revisits the legacy of the Black Panthers in All Power to the People; Wade Cotton and Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt probe people-producing machines; Robin Hartanto Honggare traces the policing of political assembly in Singapore; and Nicole Lambrou questions what is sustained at Hudson Yards.
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Baby Incubator Exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1939-1940, in "Model Wombs" by Wade Cotton and Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt. Courtesy of New York Public Library Digital Collections.
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The Arab City: Architecture and Representation

Edited by Amale Andraos and Nora Akawi, with Caitlin Blanchfield

Moving beyond reductive notions of identity, myths of authenticity, fetishized traditionalism, or the constructed opposition of tradition and modernity, The Arab City: Architecture and Representation critically engages contemporary architectural and urban production in the Middle East.

Taking the "Arab City" and "Islamic Architecture" as sites of investigation rather than given categories, this book reframes the region's buildings, cities, and landscapes and broadens its architectural and urban canons. Arab cities are multifaceted places and sites of layered historical imaginaries; defined by regional and territorial economies, they bridge scales of production and political engagement. The essays collected here investigate cultural representation, the evolution of historical cities, contemporary architectural practices, emerging urban conditions, and responsive urban imaginaries in the Arab World.