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Being (in) Public: <br>Republic of Body (Pt. 2)

Being (in) Public:
Republic of Body (Pt. 2)

by Rosana Elkhatib This is part two of an essay about spatial and bodily agency in Amman. Here I recount the circumstances of Republic of Body, my own curatorial project which took place in Amman last November. By directly interfacing with a bureaucracy in flux, I tested how art can interject in the continued enforcement […]


Being (in) Public: <br>Spatial Agency in Amman (Pt. 1)

Being (in) Public:
Spatial Agency in Amman (Pt. 1)

by Rosana Elkhatib This is an essay in two parts about spatial and bodily agency in Amman, Jordan. The first, below, explores the policing of bodies in public spaces and what it means to exist in public in an evolving Arab city, where arts and cultural development is attempting to transform an increasingly censored urban […]


Bad Taste Kill$: <br>Redecorating Heteropatriarchy with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Bad Taste Kill$:
Redecorating Heteropatriarchy with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

by Adjustments Agency “’Homosexuality, dope, immorality generally—these are the enemies of strong societies. The upper class of San Francisco is that way. It’s not just the ratty part of town. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time—it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. […]


“Standing Rock Lives”: <br>On the Persistence of Indigenous Architecture</br>

“Standing Rock Lives”:
On the Persistence of Indigenous Architecture

By Elsa Matossian Hoover – īī∙nǔ∙k̇ǎa∙tsistai’ṗiiyii Above: Two women cross the entrance to Oceti Sakowin camp along the Missouri River. Photo: Jaida Grey Eagle 0. This short piece is intended to open an Indigenous architectural dialog motivated by the power and increasing visibility of land defense action, led primarily by Indigenous women, elders, and young people. […]


House-Work

House-Work

By Ushma Thakrar Working conditions have changed drastically from those in the factory of the early Industrial Era, when methods of production were both uniform and equalizing. A degree of individualization took place upon the onset of the Information Age, with its quasi-private cubicles and corner offices for white-collar America defining the form of labor in […]


Young Architects Respond

Young Architects Respond

Millennial architects explain the real reasons we won’t be your CAD bitch. By Violet Whitney, Julie Pedtke and Matthew Lohry [above: Poolside millennials revelling in “the freedoms that youth affords.”] Young architects, seen as politically self-important millennials, too “impatient” and “entitled” to work their way up the ladder, are rejecting jobs at brick and mortar architecture firms […]


f-architecture on (Political) Labor and Its Refusal

f-architecture on (Political) Labor and Its Refusal

By Gabrielle Printz [Above: solidarity rally at Washington Square Park for the National General Strike on February 17th] Protest is rarely simple objection. It is a pro-active practice and enterprise that requires intense organization, resources, and space. There’s the subway swipe to the site of demonstration, the privately-owned but public square where it’s held, the necessary […]


Introducing f-architecture: <br>sub_teXXt’s First Guest Editors</br>

Introducing f-architecture:
sub_teXXt’s First Guest Editors

By Gabrielle Printz, Rosana Elkhatib, and Virginia Black Editor’s note: In an effort to foster new and fresh thinking on long-standing subjects, ArchiteXX is introducing a new format for our online journal, sub_teXXt. We are inviting guest editors to take over the blog for 3-month intervals, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our first […]


Reflect, Reclaim, Redefine: <br>Detroit’s Imani Day Wants a More Diverse and Engaged Profession</br>

Reflect, Reclaim, Redefine:
Detroit’s Imani Day Wants a More Diverse and Engaged Profession

By Sarah Rafson For most designers, it takes years to develop a distinctive style and purpose. Imani Day, a designer in Gensler’s Detroit office, seems to be ahead of that curve. Imani, who earned her professional degree in 2011, has shown her  strength as a designer through her work at Cornell and later in the offices […]


Thoughts after the Women’s March

Thoughts after the Women’s March

By Lori Brown, co-founder, ArchiteXX On the metro heading towards the Women’s March in DC that Saturday morning, the energy and excitement was undeniable; there was a shared vitality and enthusiasm. Walking past the United States Capitol Building, I was overwhelmed by the vast number of people, thousands walking towards the National Mall, who were […]