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Joseph Altshuler


Joseph Altshuler is cofounder of Could Be Architecture, a Chicago-based design practice, an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the founding editor of SOILED, an architectural literary magazine. His teaching, practice, and scholarship explore architecture’s capacity to build lively audiences, initiate serious play, and amplify participation in civic life. Altshuler is the coauthor of Creatures Are Stirring: A Guide to Architectural Companionship (Applied Research and Design Publishing, 2021).


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Architecture Performing Live

Essay by Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison

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Character Plotting

Text and diagrams by Joseph Altshuler

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Architect Joseph Altshuler proposes a public intervention in the most typical constraint of urban isolation: the fence