Issues

Mas issue bilbao a disappearing bilbao 03

Chronology

Chronology by Iker Gil
Mas issue narrative cartooning architecture and other issues 06

Cartooning Architecture and Other Issues

Iker Gil interviews graphic artist Klaus
Mas issue bilbao 1983 flooding 01

Turning Point One: 1983 Flooding

Text by Iker Gil
Mas issue bilbao three key organizations 01

Three Key Organizations: Bilbao Metrópoli 30, BILBAO Ría 2000, and the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium

Text by Iker Gil
Mas issue bilbao a city in film 01

A City in Film

Iker Gil interviews Koldo Serra
Mas issue bilbao guggenheim museum bilbao 01

Turning Point Two: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Text by Iker Gil
Mas issue vigilantism what kind of vigilante are you thumbnail

What Kind of Vigilante Are You?

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue network cover opening

Network

Issue 9
Mas issue character welcoming a new character thumbnail

Welcoming a New Character

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue amusement cover opening

Unlike Queen Victoria, We Are Amused

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue conflict cover opening

Embrace Your Conflict

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue network cover opening

Part of Your Network

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue public cover opening

Demand and Propose

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue information and the reluctant image 01

Information and the Reluctant Image

Iker Gil interviews artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Mas issue speed cover opening

Finding Your Speed

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue information cover opening

Meaningful Information

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue speed more than a museum 01

More than a Museum

Research and diagrams by Iker Gil
Mas issue energy cover opening

Entering the Second Year with more Energy

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue bold a retroactive introduction 01

A Retroactive Introduction

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue bold alternative scenarios for chicago 01

BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago

Exhibition statement by Iker Gil, curator of BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago
Mas issue events designing venues 01

Designing Venues

Iker Gil interviews Doug Garofalo
Mas issue surveillance networked urbanism 01

Networked Urbanism: Using Technology to Improve our Cities

Iker Gil interviews John Tolva
Mas issue bilbao a place in transition 01

A Place in Transition

Essay by Iker Gil with photography by Aitor Ortiz
Mas issue bilbao city and nature 01

Setting Up New Relationships Between City and Nature

Iker Gil interviews Diana Balmori
Mas issue debate cover opening

Constructive Debates

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
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
Mas issue legacy cover opening

Building and Demolishing Legacies

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue tokyo cover opening

Drawings, Storytelling, and Subjectivity

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue ordinary cover opening

Revisiting the Ordinary

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue surveillance what does big brother see while he is watching 01

What Does Big Brother See, While He is Watching? A Look at the Secret Stasi Archives

Iker Gil interviews Simon Menner
Mas issue surveillance cover opening

Urban Prisons

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue repetition claude are you dreaming 01

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

Iker Gil interviews astronaut Claude Nicollier
Mas issue repetition cover opening

True Repetition

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue narrative cover opening

Architectural Narratives

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue legacy all history is contemporary history 07

All History is Contemporary History

Iker Gil interviews Adrian Shaughnessy
Mas issue trace cover opening

Reinterpreting our Traces

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue debate its not what you say its what you do 04

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What You Do

Iker Gil and Ann Lui interview Stanley Tigerman
Mas issue boundary cover opening

Dismantling boundaries

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue university works cover opening

Spanning Lines of Longitude and Latitude

Essay by Iker Gil and Andrew Clark, editors of MAS Context University Works
Mas issue production cover opening

A production of Production

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue visibility cover opening

Waiting to be Revealed

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue communication cover opening

Learning to Communicate

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue work layoff moveon 01

Layoff Moveon

Iker Gil interviews Jessica Lybeck
Mas issue aberration the potential of the territory beyond 01

The Potential of the Territory Beyond

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context, and John Szot, guest editor of this issue
Mas issue bilbao exploring the city you grew up in 02

Exploring the City You Grew Up In

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue more jason more cover

Jason = More

Iker Gil interviews Jason Pickleman
Mas issue ownership cooperative dream 01

Cooperative Dream

Iker Gil interviews Jeanne Gang
Mas issue bilbao building the symbol of a remarkable transformation 01

Building the Symbol of a Remarkable Transformation

Iker Gil interviews John Zils
Mas issue more cover opening

Mas Is More

Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue communication sound life 01

A Sound Life

Iker Gil interviews movie sound designer Oriol Tarragó
Mas issue hidden almost there 01

Almost There

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels in conversation with Dan Rybicky
Mas issue trace tracing wright 01

Tracing Wright

A conversation between Richard Wright, Zoë Ryan, and Iker Gil
Mas issue trace embracing idiosyncratic weirdness 01

Embracing Idiosyncratic Weirdness

Iker Gil and Andrew Clark interview Moby
Mas issue trace a year on the road with venue 01

A Year on the Road with Venue

Iker Gil interviews Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, directors of Venue
Mas issue improbable cover opening

Unlikely, but Possible

Issue statement by Iker Gil and Paul Mougey, editor in chief and editor of MAS Context respectively
Mas issue production filming production cover

Filming Production

Iker Gil selects a series of short films that document the processes and outcomes generated by individuals and small businesses
Mas issue visibility visual complexity 01

Visual Complexity

Iker Gil and Andrew Clark interview Manuel Lima
Mas issue production chicago production raw quality 01

Chicago Production: Raw Quality

Iker Gil and Andrew Clark talk to Arnold Horween III, president of Horween Leather Co., and John Culliton, VP sales
Mas issue production chicago production producer as consumer 01

Chicago Production: Producer as Consumer

Iker Gil interviews Jake Nickell, founder and Chief Community Officer of Threadless
Mas issue production chicago production creating a lifestyle 03

Chicago Production: Creating a Lifestyle

Iker Gil interviews Michael Salvatore, owner and CEO of Heritage Bicycles General Store
Mas issue legacy cover opening

Legacy

Issue 26-25
Mas issue character assemblages of ordinary life thumbnail

Assemblages of Ordinary Life

Chronology by Office of Political Innovation with introductory text by Iker Gil
Mas issue conflict cover opening

Conflict

Issue 10
Mas issue aberration cover opening

Aberration

Issue 12
Mas issue ownership cover opening

Ownership

Issue 13
Mas issue speed cover opening

Speed

Issue 11
Mas issue amusement cover opening

Amusement

Issue 6
Mas issue energy cover opening

Energy

Issue 5
Mas issue university works cover opening

University Works

Issue 0
Mas issue living cover opening

Living

Issue 4
Mas issue work cover opening

Work

Issue 3
Mas issue ownership everything is a remix 01

Everything is a Remix

Iker Gil interviews Kirby Ferguson, writer, director, editor and author of the Everything is a Remix series
Mas issue speed mumbai disconnected 01

Mumbai Disconnected

Iker Gil interviews Camilla Nielsson, co-director with Frederik Jacobi of the documentary Mumbai Disconnected
Mas issue speed race to build 01

Race to Build

Diagrams by Iker Gil and André Corrêa
Mas issue ownership cover opening

Moving Beyond Buyer and Seller

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue amusement audience as participants 01

Audience as Participants

Architect Iker Gil interviews Matt Clark, co-founder and creative director of United Visual Artists
Mas issue events cdf 2011 17

CDF 2011 proposal

Architects Sharon Haar and Iker Gil propose the first Chicago Design Festival
Mas issue energy as american as power 01

(As) American (As) Power

Iker Gil and Andrew Clark interview photographer Mitch Epstein, author of American Power
Mas issue energy power move 01

Power Move

Iker Gil interviews Elizabeth Redmond, founder and president of POWERleap
Mas issue information making visible the invisible 01

Making Visible the Invisible

Iker Gil interviews interactive media artist George Legrady
Mas issue public el peine del viento 05

El Peine del Viento

Luis Chillida, son of sculptor Eduardo Chillida, talks to Iker Gil about “El Peine del Viento”
Mas issue network through the lens of food 01

Through the Lens of Food

Iker Gil interviews Sarah Rich and Nicola Twilley
Mas issue bold studio visits and panel discussions cover

BOLD Studio Visits and Panel Discussions

As part of the BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago exhibition, curator Iker Gil organized a series of weekly visits to architecture studios in Chicago
Mas issue university works discussing university works 01

Discussing University Works

A conversation between Andrew Clark, Judith De Jong, Alexander Eisenschimdt, Iker Gil, Jimenez Lai, Paul Preissner, Juan Manuel Rois, and Karla Sierralta
Mas issue more more of more cover

More of More

MAS Context asked several people working in different fields to give us their definition of the concept of More.
Mas issue information intuitive design 01

Intuitive Design

Andrew Clark and Iker Gil interview Naoto Fukasawa on the occasion of his lecture and exhibition in Chicago hosted by Luminaire
Mas issue public what is your favorite public space 01

What is Your Favorite Public Space?

We asked you, our public, about your favorite public space
Mas issue living in cabrini 01

Living in Cabrini

James Lockhart, a former resident of Cabrini Green, shares his memories with Iker Gil about growing up in the Chicago Public Housing.
Mas issue living selling a lifestyle 01

Selling Lifestyle

Iker Gil interviews Eric Bricker, director and producer of Visual Acoustics, a film that celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman

Bold

Issue 29

Events

Mas event 2020 luftwerk on mies van der rohe 01

Luftwerk on Mies van der Rohe: Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color

MAS Context Spring Talks 2020
Mas event 2023 a lot with little turkana 01

A Lot With Little

Exhibition
Mas event 2023 a lot with little fada 01

A Lot With Little Opening Reception

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas event 2024 the japanese house since 1945 wrightwood 659 03

Naomi Pollock: The Japanese House Since 1945 | Wrightwood 659

MAS Context Spring Talks 2024
Mas event 2024 welcome to tribuneville 01

Welcome to Tribuneville: An Imaginary Vision of an Old Chicago That Could Have Been

MAS Context Spring Talks 2024
Mas event 2023 couplings thumbnail

Couplings 2023

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 periphery 01

Periphery

Exhibition
Mas event 2021 nocturnal landscapes museo en la calle 01

Nocturnal Landscapes: Museo en la Calle

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2015 mas context los angeles bmd 01

MAS Context x Los Angeles x BMD

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2015 michel rojkind 01

Michel Rojkind: Recent Work

MAS Context Fall Talks 2015
Mas event 2011 analog cover

Analog 2011

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas issue aberration cover

Aberration: Live in Los Angeles

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas event 2012 corkins exchange 01

Corkins Exchange 2012

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas event 2014 our public space poster 02

Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits From It

MAS Context Spring Talks 2014
Mas event 2015 chatter architecture talks back 01

Chatter: Architecture Talks Back

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2022 1972 accumulations 05

Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2015 sense and sensibility 01

Sensing and Sensibility: Politics and Technology in the Contemporary City

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2017 bilbao issue launch bilbao 01

Bilbao issue launch in Bilbao

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 bilbao issue launch chicago 10

Bilbao issue launch in Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 paper architecture 01

paper/architecture

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 mass market alternatives 01

Mass Market Alternatives

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 analog 01

Analog 2017

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 20th anniversary guggenheim som 02

Celebrating 20 years of the Guggenheim Bilbao

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2018 can we not open our eyes to our own treasures 01

Can we not open our eyes to our own treasures?

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 geometry of light fundraiser cover

Geometry of Light fundraiser

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2019 geometry of light barcelona pavilion 01

Geometry of Light: Barcelona Pavilion

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes 01

Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises / Chicago

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes opening 04

Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises Exhibition Opening

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 geometry of light farnsworth house 01

Geometry of Light: Farnsworth House

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 la ricarda an architectural and cultural project 01

La Ricarda: An Architectural and Cultural Project

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2020 walter netsch at 100 01

Walter Netsch at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2020
Mas event 2021 block party 01

Block Party

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 pioneering black architects in los angeles and chicago 03

Pioneering Black Architects in Los Angeles and Chicago: A Reflection by Janna Ireland and Lee Bey

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 radical logic 01

Ensamble Studio: Radical Logic

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas events 2021 modernism as character nathan eddy 01

Modernism as Character: Nathan Eddy

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas event 2022 ecosistema urbano 01

Ecosistema Urbano: Designing Atmospheres for Social Interaction

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022

Observations

Mas observations 2022 john moutoussamy at 100 01

John Moutoussamy at 100

Essay by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2021 an industrial legacy worth saving 01

An Industrial Legacy Worth Saving

Essay by Iker Gil
Mas context observations 2023 cesar sans house santa maria getxo 01

House of the Architect

Text by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2023 griot germane barnes venice biennale 01

Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes
Mas observations 2022 from the mississippi watershed 01

From the Mississippi Watershed

Iker Gil interviews David Schalliol
Mas observations 2022 eibar the factory city 01

Eibar, the Factory City

Essay Luis Ulacia and photography by José Ronco with an introduction by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2022 on the origins of high water 01

On the Origins of High Water

Iker Gil and Mimi Zeiger interview Virginia Hanusik
Mas observations 2019 a career in five projects 01

A Career in Five Projects: Carlos Ferrater

Iker Gil interviews Carlos Ferrater
Mas observations 2019 atlantic city 01

Atlantic City

Iker Gil interviews Brian Rose
Mas observations 2019 memory card sea power 04

Memory Card Sea Power

Iker Gil interviews David Southwood
Mas observations 2019 southern exposure 07

Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Iker Gil interviews Lee Bey
Mas observations 2020 poured architecture sergio prego on miguel fisac 01

Poured Architecture: Sergio Prego on Miguel Fisac

Text by Carlos Copertonee, Patxi Eguiluz, and Iker Gil
Mas observations 2019 almost perfect 01

Almost Perfect

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo and Yuka Martin Mendo
Mas observations 2022 the super roof at 50 michael zimmermann 01

The Super Roof Turns 50

Iker Gil and William Baker interview Rudolph Bergermann and Knut Göppert
Mas observations 2022 helen plum library 01

The Significant Life and Uncertain Future of the Helen Plum Library

Essay by Iker Gil and Julie Michiels
Mas observations 2022 g e kidder smith builds 01

G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

Iker Gil interviews Neil Donnelly, Angelo Maggi, Andrea Nalesso, Michelangelo Sabatino, and Siiri Tännler
Mas observations 2023 mundo mendo 01

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

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo about his exhibition Mundo Mendo
Mas event 2015 jnl graphic design 01

JNL Graphic Design: Celebrating a Studio that Sculpted the Visual and Cultural Landscape of Chicago and Beyond

Celebrating the work of JNL Graphic Design
Mas observations 2024 a career in five projects carol ross barney glendale heights post office 01

A Career in Five Projects: Carol Ross Barney

Iker Gil interviews Carol Ross Barney
Mas observations 2023 seeking zohn zara pfeifer 01

Seeking Zohn

Text by curators Mimi Zeiger and Tony Macarena (Lorena Canales and Alejandro Olávarri) as well as Alejandro Hernández Gálvez
Mas observations 2022 betty blum 01

Betty Blum (1931–2022)

Architects and colleagues remember Betty Blum
Mas observations 2019 la ricarda a work in progress 01

La Ricarda: A Work in Progress

Essay by Fernando Alvarez and Jordi Roig
Mas observations 2019 memories of la ricarda 11

Memories of La Ricarda: The Gomis Bertrand and Bonet Families Reflect on a Historic House

The Gomis Bertrand family and Victoria Bonet, daughter of the architect Antonio Bonet Castellana, share their memories about the Casa Gomis
Mas observations 2019 stanley tigerman 1930 2019 01

Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019)

Architects remember Stanley Tigerman
Mas observations 2019 jose miguel de prada poole 01

José Miguel de Prada Poole and the Perishable Architecture of Soap Bubbles

Essay by Antonio Cobo
Mas observations 2021 helmut jahn 1940 2021 01

Helmut Jahn (1940-2021)

Remembering architect Helmut Jahn and his work

News

Mas news 2014 2014 iker gil in arquine 68 01

Iker Gil in Arquine 68

Mas news 2014 iker gil participates in mextropoli 01

Iker Gil Participates in Mextropoli

Mas news 2014 iker gil presents at aia convention 01

Iker Gil presents at AIA Convention

Mas news 2014 iker gil participates in what criticism harvard gsd 01

Iker Gil Participates in What Criticism? at Harvard GSD

Mas issue bilbao metro bilbao 10

BILBAO newspaper interviews editor in chief Iker Gil

Mas issue character character and composition a response thumbnail

BauNetz interviews Iker Gil on the Character issue

Mas event 2019 geometry of light barcelona pavilion 01

Luftwerk and Iker Gil receive a 2019 Graham Foundation grant

Portrait of Molly Hanse and David Schalliol

Molly Hanse and David Schalliol join MAS Context’s team

Mas dialogues 2022 margaret mccurry office

MAS Context donates Margaret McCurry’s oral history to The Art Institute of Chicago

Mas news 2023 year in review

MAS Context 2023 Year in Review

Mas event 2023 periphery 01

MAS Context 2023 Spring Talks

Mas news 2022 support

MAS Context 2022 Year in Review

Mas news 2022 radical logic uwm sarup 01

“Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio” opens in Milwaukee

Mas news 2022 james florio julius shulman award

“On Light, Time, and Materiality” by James Florio opens at pinkcomma gallery in Boston

Mas news 2022 elizabeth blasius to write monthly column for mas context 01

Elizabeth Blasius to Write Monthly Column for MAS Context

Mas news 2016 mas context featured in unit editions book 02

MAS Context featured in Unit Editions book

Mas shop 2021 radical logic deluxe 01

Radical Logic featured in Modern in Denver

Mas shop 2021 nocturnal landscapes cover 01

Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France acquires Nocturnal Landscapes

Mas shop 2021 radical logic deluxe prints 03

Lecture by James Florio on the making of Radical Logic

Mas shop 2021 radical logic cover 01

MAS Context launches its new book Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio

Mas news 2020 newcity design 50 2020 02

MAS Context contributors in Newcity’s 2020 Design 50

Mas event 2019 marita gomis la ricarda 04

MAS Context 2019 Fall Talks

Mas event 2019 tobias armborst 01

MAS Context 2019 Spring Talks

Mas news 2018 repositioning the historic schweikher house 02

Repositioning the historic Schweikher House

Mas news 2015 mas context partners with the 2015 cab 01

MAS Context partners with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Mas event 2015 chatter architecture talks back 01

Tour of Chatter: Architecture Talks Back

Mas event 2015 chatter architecture talks back 20

Chatter Chat: Constructive Communication

Mas news 2015 mas context team in newcitys 2015 design 50

MAS Context team in Newcity’s 2015 Design 50

Mas news 2013 archizines live chicago 01

Archizines Live Chicago feat. MAS Context

Mas news 2013 mas context conde nast traveler 02

MAS Context mentioned in Condé Nast Traveler

Mas issue communication cover opening

Communication reviewed by Archidose

Mas event 2014 luftwerk marina city 03

Marina City event featured in Architect magazine

Mas news 2012 mas context in archizines exhibition at storefront 01

MAS Context in Archizines Exhibition at Storefront

Mas issue events cover opening

MAS Context Featured in Polis

Mas issue aberration metropol parasol 01

Aberration Reviewed by Richard Prouty

Mas news 2014 mas context team in newcitys 2014 design 50 01

MAS Context Team in Newcity’s 2014 Design 50

Mas news 2010 mas context in a few zines exhibition 01

MAS Context in A Few Zines Exhibition

Mas event 2021 domestic exploration ardmore columbus 06

MAS Context 2021 Year in Review