The final issue of the award-winning journal of contemporary architecture, PRAXIS, has just been released.
At a time when the precarity of the present is too often met with ironically predictable responses, this last PRAXIS, “Bad Architectures,” instead magnifies the wrinkles, ripples, disturbances, disruptions and glitches within the field, framing them as opportunities and alternative ways of working or thinking.
“Bad Architectures” is co-edited by Amanda Reeser Lawrence, PhD, Associate Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University and Program Coordinator for the Master of Architecture program; Ashley Schafer, Professor of Architecture, The Ohio State University and Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Irina Verona, Principal, Verona Carpenter Architects, New York and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard. PRAXIS was founded by Lawrence and Schafer in 1999.
The issue “Bad Architectures” features projects, essays, and provocations from leading figures in the field, as well as up-and-coming voices: First Office (Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark), Andrew Holder, Sam Jacob, Sylvia Lavin, LCLA, Dominic Leong, Eric Olsen, over,under (Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, Mark Pasnik), Whitney Moon, Sarah Rafson, Bryony Roberts, SO-IL (Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu), Filip Tejchman, and Liam Young. These designers and writers are operating in places within the field that have conventionally been considered uninteresting, unworthy, trivial, extraneous, or inferior. In highlighting this work, PRAXIS endeavors to restart architectural debate.
PRAXIS 15 was funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, which aims to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Read more about the project here.