Observations

Observations features individual articles focused on the intersection between the built environment and other disciplines. This section is also the home to particular series, such as featuring exhibitions across the world affected by COVID-19, and In Context (a re-contextualization of our archives by our readers).

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Essay

Urban Exploration as Creative Practice

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Essay

Urban Archaeology: Lost Buildings of St. Louis

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Essay

Hanover and Over Again!

Essay by Jason Griffiths

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Essay

The “Passion Tax” is History

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Photo Essay

Lavadoiro

Text and photos by Ana Amado

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Exhibition

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Houses in Riverside

Text by Michelangelo Sabatino with photographs by Will Quam

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Essay

The Englewood Nature Trail: Urban Morphology and Community

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Interview

Mundo Mendo Goes to Seoul: The World of Luis Mendo on Display

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo about his exhibition Mundo Mendo

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Essay

Art at the James R. Thompson Center

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Photo Essay

Beyond the Landmarks: A Personal Look at Columbus, Indiana

Text and photographs by David Schalliol

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Interview

Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes

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Essay

House of the Architect

Text by Iker Gil

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Exhibition

Seeking Zohn

Text by curators Mimi Zeiger and Tony Macarena (Lorena Canales and Alejandro Olávarri) as well as Alejandro Hernández Gálvez

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Essay

Chicago School Closures: Ten Years Later

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Essay

1 + 1 > 2: Letter to Biljana, Notes to Frida

Essay by Denise Scott Brown

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Remembrance

Betty Blum (1931–2022)

Architects and colleagues remember Betty Blum