isolation

{ isolation }   To be isolated is to be secluded. To be cut off from surroundings or contexts. Over the course of the last year, many of us have been separated…

assemblage

{ assemblage }   Keywords: carving, making space, coming together, gathering, to assemble, safety vs security “There is no space independent of subjects,” wrote Jakob von Uexküll in his volume A Foray…

narration

{ narration }   Dionisio is ten years old and he goes every day to Gjon Buzuku school in Tirana. The school is located in an area called Porcelain in the north…

boundaries of power

{ boundaries of power }   What you learn in architecture school is the act of making. Rarely is it fully acknowledged that the making of something new is accompanied by the…

permeance

{ permeance }   In this project, I would like to propose permeability (or to permeate, permeance, permeation and permeating) as a conceptual lens through which to approach the entanglements of earthly…

language

{ language }   (prison, virus, art, home) “Knowledge cannot rightly be assimilated to a well-designed language, because it operates at the conceptual level.” (Lefebvre, The Production of Space) “Language is the…

queering space

{ queering space }   “The Master’s tools will never dismantle the Master’s house.”[1] I often find myself occupying in-between spaces, whether they be spaces of conflict, negotiation, or reconciliation. Urban planning…

introspect/outrospect

{ introspect/outrospect }   Planning and architecture are part of political activity and deal with several societal issues with widely differing goals. These goals often contradict each other. For planners and architects,…

to recosmize

{ to recosmize }   "There is no space independent of subjects" — Jakob von Uexküll, A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans Jakob von Uexküll stated that we sit…