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John McMorrough Reflects on a Conversation Among Architects

Eavesdropping on Architectural Conversations, or “I’ll Have What They’re Having” A Response to Serious Playfulness Architectural conversations are powerful. In studios and at final reviews, over napkins with clients, or trace paper with co-workers, these fleeting exchanges are a repository of architecture’s possible truths (before drawings, before models, and before buildings). However, the reproduced fidelity…

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Serious Playfulness: 6 Young Firms Balancing Experimentation and Pragmatism

“Serious Playfulness” is a conversation among six emerging architecture firms in cities around the world that was by conducted by ARTIFIZI in collaboration with Toronto’s PARTISANS. The exchange took place over email, a remote correspondence that culminated in an intimate, multi-person dialogue, one that shows how even under lockdown it’s important to work creatively and keep…

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The Translation of Dreams by Sumayya Vally & Stephen Steyn

Psychoanalytic and Poetic Devices in South African Architectural Education Sumayya Vally and Stephen Steyn ‘the critique of ideology should not begin with critiquing reality, but with the critique of our dreams.’i There are two kinds of dreams. There are the dreams that we share, and there are dreams that are our own. One could say…

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