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D, vol. 1


Columbia Documents of Architecture and Theory, more colloquially known as D, was a biannual journal that compiled selected material from lectures, conferences, and other forms of discourse that took place at Columbia GSAPP. Its focus was generally theoretical, seeking to explore architecture’s engagement with culture and history and to invite leading theorists and practitioners to question the context in which the practice of architecture occurs.

The first volume of D includes a freewheeling conversation on architecture and deconstruction between Jacques Derrida, Mark Wigley, and their audience; a scholarly essay on Martin Heidegger by Wigley; projects by Diller/Scofidio, Peter Rice, and Kazuo Shinohara; and short essays by Sylviane Agacinski, Giovanna Borradori, Geoffrey Bennington, and John Rajchman pertaining to the school’s “Afterwords” conference on architectural theory.