We had second thoughts about SHARING. We were tempted by more than a few edgier themes: Platform, Exigent Extraction, Hard Softwares, Smart, and so on. Nevertheless, we stuck to our guns and decided to dissect the topic by casting a wide net. As far as we can tell the nature of contemporary sharing started to become contested roughly a decade ago, proceeds today with fervor, and continues to benefit from a direct engagement with architecture and vice versa.
The cover of this issue was created by Amsterdam-based The Rodina and attempts to convey the dangerously cute nature of sharing. Sometimes you want to pet it, but at any moment it might bite you. We justified the breadth of this issue by aiming to provide you, the reader, with many ideas, ultimately allowing you to decide what you think of sharing. Yet, we have no illusions of being impartial arbiters of this discourse. We come with a significant amount of biases, including believing that thinking deeply requires continually adapting responses and techniques. As such, we sought out formats like the interview, which we liked for its ability to generate content rapidly, thus helping us to take the pulse of the current state of affairs.
With contributions from Caroline Acheatel, Laura Salazar Altobelli, Caio Barboza,@ashleymbigham, Emma Benintende, @scaleful, Aron Chang, Josh Conrad, @rodrubq, @p_trixiye,@phillipdenny, @_fast_Slim, @aliffard, Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, @samtous, Urtzi Grau, @thalamka, Jacqueline Hall, Munjer Hashim, @erikherrmann, Sarah Hirschman, André Paul Jáuregui, Iris Giannakopoulou Karamouzi, @aliroseisuppose, Andrew Kovacs, @ohyun.kwon, @jeff.kruth, @taleliu, @brendilw, @piergianna, Forrest Meggers, @ngmeister, @davis.s.owen, @micahpiven, Ioana Petkova, Jessica Reynolds, Ryan Roark, @danjoroche, @sarod718, @everyverything, Sofia Blanco Santos, @aschifani, Sebastian Schmidt, @giddss, @j_self, @schmoron13, @pink__tank, @iffysoso, Alexandra Stokes, @tjsuomala, @t_e_a_m_b, @lexitsien, Mark Wasiuta, @charles_weak, @benjamin_wells, Wanqing Wong, & Nitzan Zilberman.
Published Fall 2018.