The first issue of MASKS theJournal is a collection of contributions that showcase the broad disciplinary spectrum of research and work by individuals within the art-architecture-design complex. Contributions have been largely sourced from students within the Harvard University Graduate School of Design—intentionally polarizing—to kick off a discussion and incite institutional exchange across the globe, diversifying academic exploration with practitioners’ voices from all walks of life.
Konstantinos Chatzaras takes a closer look at the shift from the architect-as-archaeologist to the architect-as-journalist trapped in Junk-Spaces.
Reflecting on her journey to Mongolia as Pacific Gyre, Kate Cahill gives a personal account and fascinating insight into The Ex-Urban in Transition.
One measure after another, Christianna Bennett generates intricate palimpsests of notation, drawing, and landscapes collapsing time in her Filetypes.
Adam Himes delves into concerted conservation efforts in Qatar in Veiled Modernism.
In their feature-musing on dissimulation, both in image and text, Zahra Savaferdi and Zack Matthews try to channel healing through The Chair got a BooBoo and the “thing” revealed itself.
Razan Tariq Sijeeni stages Orientalism Today in her photographic series dealing with locality, identity and morphed perceptions.
In his thought experiment, Anthony Morey exclaims Neither Here nor There and that History and Events are either there, or not there, or both simultaneously—throwing cats, making ripples in streams.
Alex Timmer takes atmospheres to glowing heights in his Thermal Stories.
Proposing a Third Voyeurism, Tairan An snoops around the internet-culture’s 24/7 live life mentality of constant surveillance.
Xuan Luo on faces, crabs, and Deleuze in Heike ruled Japan 1185 in When Face Walks.
Showing his frustration about the future for designers, Chris Norton Riley talks Real Fictions In The Present Future.
Letizia Garzoli and Andrea Dutto take a fresh look at paradoxes, masks, and sacrifices in Notes on the Paradox of the Actor.
Neither ornament nor crime, Clemens Finkelstein takes a bite into the architectural substance of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building in A Necklace of Bites.
"How does the role of genius loci claim at a second look at the fundamentals of a site?” asks Yoonjee Koh in Living Heritage: Streams of Consciousness in Buk-Chon.
Eliyahu Keller and Namik Mackic bring David Bowie back to life in Walking the Dead.