MAS Context


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Photo Essay


Text and photos by Ana Amado

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Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Houses in Riverside

Text by Michelangelo Sabatino with photographs by Will Quam

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Mundo Mendo Goes to Seoul: The World of Luis Mendo on Display

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo about his exhibition Mundo Mendo

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Photo Essay

Beyond the Landmarks: A Personal Look at Columbus, Indiana

Text and photographs by David Schalliol

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Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes

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Current Issue


In this issue we explore spaces of vigilantism, both historically and today. What are the spatial dimensions of vigilante encounters, segregation, violence, and exclusion, or conversely emancipation, liberation, and inclusion? Threshold, circulation, private vs. public, and other architectural delineations of space have become the subject of much controversy as footage of sexist and racist policing of these spaces emerge.

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Vigilantism featured spread

Featured Past Issues

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Issue 29


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Issue 28


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Issue 27



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The “Passion Tax” is History

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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The Englewood Nature Trail: Urban Morphology and Community

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Art at the James R. Thompson Center

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Chicago School Closures: Ten Years Later

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius