Bit by Bit: <br>Hayes Slade on Persistence and Risk-Taking

Bit by Bit:
Hayes Slade on Persistence and Risk-Taking

By Julia Gamolina Hayes Slade is an architect, a founding principal at Slade Architecture, and a mother of four. She is also the upcoming 2019 AIA NY President. In addition to her work at her practice and the AIA, she teaches at Parsons the New School for Design. Hayes brings amulti-faceted background to her design work; she has a […]

Introducing Madame Architect: <br>Conversations on Finding Your Place and Hitting Your Stride</br>

Introducing Madame Architect:
Conversations on Finding Your Place and Hitting Your Stride

by Julia Gamolina Editor’s Note: ArchiteXX is thrilled to be starting 2018 with our second guest editor, Julia Gamolina, who will take the reins for the next couple of months to showcase names to know and practical advice for growing careers at all stages in practice and academia.   While the lack of women in […]

The Birth of the Clinic

The Birth of the Clinic

An outro by your guest editors, feminist architecture collaborative. Architecture is a bodily concern. As researchers, we aim to see the particular contours and positions that gender environments, experiences, and the physical sites of the body-object and bodied subject. These designed operations find expression across scales: We’ve traced the construction of virginity from the global […]



text and illustrations by Bika Rebek with assistance from Marisa Musing ON ARCHITECTURE AND COMIXX This is the first comic book I have made in over a decade, and it is exciting to see how storytelling has changed through readily available tools today, between gifs, blogs, and the infinite scroll. Before I decided to study […]

Dispersed Practice

Dispersed Practice

by Joyce Hwang Where and how does creative work take place? Where does one situate oneself to practice architecture? This may seem like a simple question with an obvious answer, as we are conditioned to assume that an architect must work in her office, where she “hangs up her shingle.” Yet, for many of us, […]

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. […]



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 […]