Issue 14


Graphic design and cover by Plural

Content is only as good as the way we communicate it. Whether to a colleague, a client or the masses, the way we communicate our ideas will more than likely define their ultimate success or failure. Developing and applying the right tool to reach the full potential of our work is the critical step in a world that does not lack information. This issue looks into the way new and innovative ideas, proposals and projects are shared and discussed in successful ways.

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Mas issue communication cover opening

Learning to Communicate

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context

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The Communicative Mode of Architecture

Essay by Sam Jacob, architect and director of London based architecture office FAT

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Modern Talking [don’t you…forget about me]

Essay and Illustrations by architect and cartoonist Klaus

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Communication as a Tool for Empowerment

Essay by the think tank Eme3

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Making Policy Public

Projects by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve civic engagement

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An observation on Tokyo’s citizens and their surroundings by Luis Mendo

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Notable Realities: Balancing from World to World

Essay by Michael Hirschbichler, principal of Atelier Hirschbichler

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Getting Graphic

Stephen Killion interviews Craighton Berman

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Communicating Through Exhibitions

Our questionnaire to Ariadna Cantis, Elias Redstone, Felipe Chaimovich, Michael Kubo, Mirko Zardini, Pedro Gadanho, Vladimir Belogolovsky, and Zoë Ryan.

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A Sound Life

Iker Gil interviews movie sound designer Oriol Tarragó

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Talking to Myself

Visual essay by Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst/Chicago