Issue 11


Graphic design by Iker Gil
Cover by Josef Schulz

The urban conditions around us are constantly changing. With a faster or slower speed, the built environment is transformed as it does the way we experience and engage with it. In this issue we will be looking at the pace in which physical and social changes happen and the consequences and opportunities available.

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Finding Your Speed

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

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Notes from the Velodrome

Essay by Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Harvard and faculty at the GSD

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Mumbai Disconnected

Iker Gil interviews Camilla Nielsson, co-director with Frederik Jacobi of the documentary Mumbai Disconnected

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More than a Museum

Research and diagrams by Iker Gil

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Farmland World

Project by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer from Design With Company with Katharine Bayer and Hugh Swiatek

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A Strategic Vision for the Center of Dense Cities: Madrid as a Case Study

Essay by José María Ezquiaga and Juan Herreros, architects and directors of PROYECTO MADRID CENTRO

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Talk to Your City

Project by Candy Chang, co-founder of Civic Center, a civic design studio in New Orleans

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1000 Hour Exposures

Andrew Clark interviews photographer Michael Chrisman

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The Truffle

Project by Ensamble Studio

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Race to Build

Diagrams by Iker Gil and André Corrêa

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On the Quickening of History

Essay by Brendan Crain, founder of the Where blog and Communications Manager at Project for Public Spaces

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Looking for a Theory of Real-Time Knowledge

Essay by Troy Conrad Therrien, founding partner in the creative curational agency TH-EY, and chief architect, cloud communication at Columbia University’s GSAPP

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Speedway, Indiana

Research and diagrams by Stephen Killion

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Vector Portraits

Photographs by Andrew Bush