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Volume – Architecture, City and Visual Culture

CATEGORY: ⚐ EN + architecture

Volume is an independent quarterly magazine that sets the agenda for design. With going beyond architecture’s definition of ‘making buildings’ it reaches out for global views on designing environments, advocates broader attitudes to social structures, and reclaims the cultural and political significance of architecture. Created as a global idea platform to voice architecture any way, anywhere, anytime, it represents the expansion of architectural territories and the new mandate for design.

The VOLUME project continues ARCHIS, magazine for Architecture, City and Visual Culture and its predecessors since 1929. Volume magazine and Archis RSVP events form an experimental think tank devoted to the process of real-time spacial and cultural reflexivity.

Other protagonists in this project: AMO, a research and design studio that applies architectural thinking to disciplines beyond the borders of architecture and urbanism. AMO operates in tandem with its companion company the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting, an experimental research unit devoted to the development of new forms of communication in architecture, set up as a semi-autonomous think and action tank at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.

VOLUME is produced and published by the Archis Foundation, The Netherlands.

Volume has been made possible with the support of The Netherlands Architecture Fund, Rotterdam and The Mondrian Foundation Amsterdam


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Recomiendo ampliamente el número 16 de Volume. Tema: Engineering Society, basta leer la introducción para ver que los temas recurrentes actualmente en la mente de arquietctos, urbanistas, sociólogos son los mismos y es una buena oportunidad para cuestionarnos nuestra profesión:

“Our society seems to be locked into a position in which the user’s and voter’s choices determine how we shall live in the future. A disturbing collective urban life in a giant Big Brother House looms, a material and social world in which sensationalistic media and its commercial translation dominate. Our sense of what is real and what is quality is on the verge of collapse. The practice and education of the engineers of this society is determined by short-term effect instead of long-term social responsibility. Culture becomes little more than a market, politics its façade and the city its stage. Instead of reviving old school high modernist social engineering or claiming the need for an intellectual junta, we solicit new forms of social engineering. Where shall this lead? “

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