Issue 28


Graphic design by JNL Graphic Design

Welcome to our Hidden issue. This issue explores the aspects of our built environment that are hidden, overlooked, not readily apparent, forgotten, and conceptually of physically removed from our sight, whether intentionally or not. Time for us to shine a light on all those things worth rediscovering or seeing for the first time.

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Mas issue hidden cover opening

The More Important Something Is, The More It Is Hidden

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

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Logistical Ecologies of the North American Operational Landscape

Essay by Conor O’Shea, Luke Hegeman, and Chris Bennett

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Photographs by Theo Simpson with text by Tom James

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Photographs by Rene Kersting

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Space Travel

Text and photographs by Charles Rice

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One Wall Away: On Hidden Spaces

Text and photographs by Jan Theun van Rees

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Blinded by “Delight”

Image by Jennifer Park and Faiza Uppal

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Almost There

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels in conversation with Dan Rybicky

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Project by Reinaldo Loureiro

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7 Modes of Counterespionage

Text by Sumayya Vally and Sarah de Villiers of Counterspace

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L.A. Recalculated

Project by Laura Allen, Geoff Manaugh, and Mark Smout

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Exposed Urbanity

Project by Emily Louise Allen and Leandro Couto de Almeida

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Reconciling Infrastructural Artifacts

Project by Roberto Boettger

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Requiem for the Hidden Track

Essay by John Stirratt

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Beyond the Proscenium Wall

Essay by Odile Compagnon

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Sounding Lines

Essay by Andrew Ruff

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Seeing Triborough

Visual essay by Sam Holleran

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Visualizing Electromagnetic Fields

Text and project by Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray

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The Most Modern of Men

Short essay by Matthew Hoffman

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Words by Naomi Evans and illustrations by Julio Brenes