Issue 21


Articles designed by Nick Adam, Lauren Ayers, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, Jinhwan Kim, Jennifer Mahanay, Dan Marsden, Jason Pickleman, Scott Reinhard, Michael Renaud, Bud Rodecker, Isaac Tobin, Rick Valicenti, Katherine Walker, Beth Weaver, and Magdalena Wistuba
Cover photography by Ross Floyd

Welcome to our Repetition issue. Through eighteen contributions we immerse into a world of monotony, variation, experimentation, replicas, strategies, simulations, imperfections, and routines. We do so in long and short essays, photo essays, interviews, videos, manifestos, and projects. A combination of contributions that question, embrace, and ultimately work with the topic at hand. On top of the varied format of our contributions you will find another aspect added to the mix. Each contribution is uniquely interpreted by a designer based in Chicago, all under the creative direction of Rick Valicenti and Bud Rodecker from Thirst. A specific identity for each contribution that makes up an issue on repetition. We had fun adding even more variation to the topic. In the end, repetition does not have to be boring.

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Mas issue repetition cover opening

True Repetition

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

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Posconflicto Laboratory: More and More about Less and Less and Less and Less about More and More

Essay by Roberto Soundy and project by URBANÍSTICA—Empresa Metropolitana de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de la Ciudad de Guatemala and Asociación Centroamericana Taller de Arquitectura (a—c—t—a)

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Harlem Time Tracker

Text and photographs by Camilo José Vergara

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10 Rorschach Images

Project by Ana Miljacki, Lee Moreau, and Sarah Hirschman

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Two Million Homes for Mexico

Text and photographs by Livia Corona Benjamin

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Belly Flops

Short Essay by Michelle Benoit

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We Print Because We Can

Essay by Patrick Sykes

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Breaker Assembly

Film by Edward Burtynsky

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Original Copies: Inside China’s Imitation Binge

Text and photographs by Bianca Bosker

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Repeat with Me

Manifesto by Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna from Fake Industries Architectural Agonism

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Utopias in the Gaps

Essay by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro with projects by Holes of Matter

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Building Repetition Through History: Motivations And Implications

Essay by José García Soriano and Carmen López Albert

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Concealed Carry, Repeat

Text, photograph, and pattern by James Goggin

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Claude, Are you Dreaming, or is this Really Happening?

Iker Gil interviews astronaut Claude Nicollier