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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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

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Exhibition

What, Exactly, is Exact Dutch Yellow?

Text by Marin R. Sullivan

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Interview

The Super Roof Turns 50

Iker Gil and William Baker interview Rudolph Bergermann and Knut Göppert

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Essay

Seeing Richard Nickel

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Photo Essay

After Demolition

Photo essay by David Schalliol

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Essay

Will We, Chicago?

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius

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Photo Essay

Where the Sky Meets the Earth

Text and photographs of Structures of Landscape in Tippet Rise by James Florio

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Exhibition

Madrid Diversa: Five Perspectives on the City Through Maps, Photographs, and Sounds

Text by Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña Ibañez

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Project

At Home with the Collective

Excerpts from a conversation between MAS Context and Alexander Eisenschmidt on a research project that he calls “At Home with the Collective” accompanied by a selection of work from a seminar and studio at UIC.

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Interview

G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

Iker Gil interviews Neil Donnelly, Angelo Maggi, Andrea Nalesso, Michelangelo Sabatino, and Siiri Tännler

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Interview

On the Origins of High Water

Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger interview Virginia Hanusik

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Exhibition

F: Reconstituting Tolstoy College

Essay by Liz Park with an introduction by Collective Question