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Mas issue vigilantism domestic vigilance as an aesthetic practice thumbnail

Domestic Vigilance as an Aesthetic Practice

Essay by Sean Canty
Mas issue boundary territories of practice 01

Territories of Practice: Kimisagara Community Center, Rwanda

Text, images, and drawings by Killian Doherty
Mas issue communication notable realities 01

Notable Realities: Balancing from World to World

Essay by Michael Hirschbichler, principal of Atelier Hirschbichler
Mas issue vigilantism the open letter and the spreadsheet thumbnail

The Open Letter and the Spreadsheet

Conversation between Laida Aguirre, Gary Riichirō Fox, Jia Yi Gu, and Cyrus Peñarroyo
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Narrative

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Mas issue character character plotting 01

Character Plotting

Text and diagrams by Joseph Altshuler
Mas issue character looking to introduce something inconvenient 01

Looking to Introduce Something Inconvenient

Stewart Hicks interviews Jimenez Lai
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 hidden archipelagos of detritus 01

Archipelagos of Detritus: The Need for a Theory on Spatial Waste

Essay by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro
Mas issue debate room at the top 05

Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas issue debate circulating borders 01

Circulating Borders: The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Essay by Marina Otero Verzier
Mas issue university works utdt studio 01

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Escuela de Arquitectura y Estudios Urbanos

Introduction by Diego Arraigada
Mas issue university works virginia tech studio 01

Virginia Tech, School of Architecture + Design

Introduction by Kathryn Clarke Albright
Mas issue university works ethz studio 01

ETH Zürich, Faculty of Architecture

Introduction by Josep Lluís Mateo
Mas issue university works waseda studio 01

Waseda University, Department of Architecture

Introduction by Masayuki Irie
Mas issue university works uts studio 01

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design, Architecture, and Built Environment

Introduction by David Burns
Mas issue events designing venues 01

Designing Venues

Iker Gil interviews Doug Garofalo
Mas issue events in good we trust 01

In Good We Trust

John Hickenlooper and Bruce Mau present the Denver Biennial of the Americas
Mas issue living places not spaces 01

Places, Not Spaces

Architect and painter Maya Brittain examines the transformation of the Veneto region in Italy during the last thirty years
Mas issue conflict build simply 01

Build Simply: South of the Border

Essay by architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner from Urban-Think Tank with research assistant Daniel Schwartz from ETH
Mas issue surveillance networked urbanism 01

Networked Urbanism: Using Technology to Improve our Cities

Iker Gil interviews John Tolva
Mas issue bilbao 20th century architecture 01

20th Century Architecture: Through the Lenses of Seven Projects

Text and selection by García de la Torre Arquitectos with illustrations by Meneo
Mas issue work publics works 01

Publics Works

Essay by Maria Moreno-Carranco
Mas issue work farmers work 01

Farmer’s Work

Architect Kathryn Clarke Albright studies farmers markets and reveals the pleasures and demands of the farmer’s work
Mas issue aberration f ck your tectonics 01

F*ck Your Tectonics

Profile and interview with NYC’S Formlessfinder by John Szot
Mas issue more jason more cover

Jason = More

Iker Gil interviews Jason Pickleman
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 repetition repetition as the crystallization of a design method 01

On the Search for Spatial Patterns: Repetition as the Crystallization of a Design Method

Essay by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán
Mas issue repetition utopias in the gaps 01

Utopias in the Gaps

Essay by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro with projects by Holes of Matter
Mas issue surveillance in the news 01

Surveillance in the News

A selection of quotes on surveillance from the news.
Mas issue surveillance the street as platform 01

The Street as Platform

Essay by Dan Hill, Executive Director of Futures at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult
Mas issue surveillance manifesto for cctv filmmakers 01

Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers

THE FILMMAKER AS SYMBIONT: opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus
Mas issue surveillance materiality of deletion 01

Materiality of Deletion

Essay by Christo de Klerk
Mas issue ordinary can architecture be ordinary 03

Can Architecture Be Ordinary?

Essay by Deborah Fausch
Mas issue visibility the disappearing architect 02

The Disappearing Architect: Four Moves Towards Invisibility

Text by Ya´el Santopinto and Jonathan Wong
Mas issue improbable futures expo boston 76 01

Futures: Expo Boston ‘76

Text and chronology by Michael Kubo, Chris Grimley, and Mark Pasnik
Mas issue repetition one architect three approaches 01

One Architect, Three Approaches: Bertrand Goldberg’s Early Experiments with Prefabrication, 1937-1952

Essay by Michelle Benoit
Mas issue improbable emission 01

Radiation and Telecom: Émission

Project by Jordan Geiger
Mas issue narrative cover opening

Architectural Narratives

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

Events

Mas event 2023 contemporary spanish architecture practices hanghar 02

Contemporary Spanish Architecture Practices: BEAR and HANGHAR

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas event 2022 conor o shea 02

Conor O’Shea: Designing Urban Biodiversity

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2022 nhdm 01

N H D M: Figurations and their Grounds

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022
Mas issue public is there a future for the recent past in new orleans 08

Charles Colbert at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 a renewed experimentalism 01

A Renewed Experimentalism: Exploring Late Modernism

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 natalie de blois 01

Natalie de Blois at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 lacol 01

Lacol: Cooperative Ecosystems

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2022 shaping our built environment 01

Shaping Our Built Environment: Documenting, Analyzing, and Celebrating Women’s Contributions to the Built Environment in Spain and Illinois

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022
Mas event 2021 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2021

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas event 2018 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 agency 01

AGENCY: Undercurrents

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 harry seidler modernist 01

Harry Seidler: Modernist

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
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 couplings 01

Couplings 2018

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2019 verity jane keefe 01

Verity-Jane Keefe: Operating Between the Cracks

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2018 envisioning new spatial organizations 01

Envisioning New Spatial Organizations

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2017 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 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 2017 john szot 01

John Szot: Mass Market Alternatives

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

Bilbao issue launch in Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas issue vigilantism collisions 02

Architectures of Vigilantism

MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
Mas event 2020 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2020

MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
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 2019 tracing traces 14

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2019

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 joshua g stein paulette singley 01

Joshua G. Stein and Paulette Singley

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2022 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2022

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2019 tobias armborst 01

Tobias Armborst: The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 despina stratigakos 01

Despina Stratigakos: Unconscious Bias in Architecture

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2012 analog 01

Analog 2012

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas event 2012 analog jimenez lai 01

Analog 2012: Jimenez Lai

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas event 2011 analog cover

Analog 2011

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas event 2022 leandro valencia locsin 01

The Complex and Multifaceted Work of Leandro Valencia Locsin

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2016 couplings 11

Couplings 2016

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2016 koldo lus arana 01

Koldo Lus Arana: Architectural Narratives / Building stories

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2016 a lot you got to holler 01

A Lot You Got to Holler

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas issue boundary challenging the physical and disciplinary boundaries 02

Analog 2012: Sean Lally

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas issue ownership invention and tradition 23

Denise Scott Brown: In Other Eyes

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 couplings thumbnail

Couplings 2023

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2018 harry seidler modernist 05

Harry Seidler at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2024 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2024

MAS Context Fall Talks 2024
Mas event 2023 roman mixtape 01

John Szot: Roman Mixtapes

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas observations 2022 way beyond bigness 13

Watershed Architecture

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 mauricio rocha 01

Mauricio Rocha: A Lot With Little

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas event 2024 designing life the modernist architecture of albert c ledner 04

Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner

MAS Context Spring Talks 2024
Mas event 2024 marta maccaglia a lot with little 04

Marta Maccaglia: A Lot With Little

MAS Context Spring Talks 2024
Mas event 2024 bruce goff at the art institute of chicago 01

Bruce Goff at the Art Institute of Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2024
Mas event 2023 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2023

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 there is room 02

Kwong Von Glinow: There is Room

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023
Mas observations 2022 way beyond bigness 08

Engineering Ecosystems: The Mississippi River Watershed and its Infrastructure

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 there is room 10

Building Enjoyable Living Environments Through Architecture, Art, and Design

MAS Context Fall Talks 2023

Observations

Mas observations 2020 practice product protocol 01

Practice, Product, Protocol

Exhibition on the work of Jacob Comerci, Matīss Groskaufmanis, and Eduardo Mediero
Mas observations 2024 urban exploration as creative practice 01

Urban Exploration as Creative Practice

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2020 template for a cooperative network of small architecture practices 01

Template for a Cooperative Network of Small Architecture Practices

Text by the Coop Network Group of The Architecture Lobby
Mas observations 2022 from the mississippi watershed 01

From the Mississippi Watershed

Iker Gil interviews David Schalliol
Mas observations 2021 this is not the huarte house 01

This is not the Huarte House

Essay by Patxi Eguiluz and Carlos Copertone
Mas observations 2021 architectures offering to academe 01

Studio: Architecture’s Offering to Academe

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2021 only girl architect only 01

Only Girl Architect Lonely

Essay by Susan King
Mas observations 2021 an industrial legacy worth saving 01

An Industrial Legacy Worth Saving

Essay by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2020 contributions of the basque exile to mexican architecture 01

Contributions of the Basque Exile to Mexican Architecture

Essay by Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes
Mas observations 2020 present futures 01

Present Futures: Mechanics of Ethnocratic Colonial Urbanism

Project by Rula Zuhour with photography by Samer Sharif
Mas observations writing in stone veneer 01

Writing in Stone Veneer: New Orleans Public Schools’ Past and Future

Essay and photographs by David Schalliol
Mas observations 2023 chicago school closures 10 years later anthony overton incubator 01

Chicago School Closures: Ten Years Later

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2022 seeing richard nickel 01

Seeing Richard Nickel

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2022 exact dutch yellow 01

What, Exactly, is Exact Dutch Yellow?

Text by Marin R. Sullivan
Mas observations 2022 betty blum 01

Betty Blum (1931–2022)

Architects and colleagues remember Betty Blum
Mas observations 2023 1 1 2 01

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

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2023 threatened altered and demolished abrams house 01

Threatened, Altered, and Demolished: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates’ Built Work at Risk

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2022 at home with the collective 01

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.
Mas observations 2022 will we chicago 01

Will We, Chicago?

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2022 after demolition cover

After Demolition

Photo essay by David Schalliol
Mas observations 2020 on the precious work of brinda somaya 01

On the Precious Work of Brinda Somaya

Text and projects by Brinda Somaya
Mas observations 2019 southern exposure 07

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

Iker Gil interviews Lee Bey
Mas observations 2019 groundscraper city 01

Groundscraper City: Touring the Subterranean Structures of Minneapolis-St. Paul 1978–1983

Essay by Andy Sturdevant
Mas observations 2019 stanley tigerman 1930 2019 01

Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019)

Architects remember Stanley Tigerman
Mas observations 2019 en medio super servicio lomas 01

En-Medio: Súper Servicio Lomas

Text and interview by Departamento del Distrito (Francisco Quiñones & Nathan Friedman)
Mas observations 2019 a receding coast 01

A Receding Coast

Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik
Mas observations 2019 spontaneous uses cover

Spontaneous Uses

Text and drawings by SIAA with photography by Lauro Rocha
Mas observations 2020 twelve cautionary urban tales 01

Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales

Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl
Mas observations 2024 mid continent modern baker studio cover

Mid-Continent Modern

Introduction by Jeffery S. Poss with text and photographs by Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Mas observations 2023 the englewood nature trail 01

The Englewood Nature Trail: Urban Morphology and Community

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2023 outside the box 01a

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Houses in Riverside

Text by Michelangelo Sabatino with photographs by Will Quam
Mas observations 2023 the passion tax is history 01

The “Passion Tax” is History

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas context observations 2023 hanover and over again 01

Hanover and Over Again!

Essay by Jason Griffiths
Mas observations 2024 urban archaeology lost buildings of st louis 01

Urban Archaeology: Lost Buildings of St. Louis

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2024 five bay landscapes saginaw bay 13

Five Bay Landscapes: Saginaw Bay

Essay by Sean Burkholder and Karen Lutsky
Mas observations 2023 som computer group 06

SOM’s Computer Group: Narratives of Women in Early Architectural Computing

Essay by Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske
Mas observations 2023 baxter international and corporate campus architecture baxter 01

Baxter International and Corporate Campus Architecture: Chicagoland’s Technological Architecture Under Threat

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
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 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 2023 gertrude lempp kerbis 01

Gertrude Lempp Kerbis: A Career of Determination, Problem Solving, and Proactivity

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
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

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