19 / Trace
This issue explores physical remnants and selective memories, tangible and intangible reminders of a past that influence our present and future. At the same time, it discusses the traces that we continue to leave, both physical and digitally, and how those will affect us in the future. What are the consequences and opportunities that can emerge from the new traces we create? Who benefits from the generation of new traces? Which traces should we embrace and which ones should we dismiss or even fight against? Is ignoring all traces the only way to truly move forward and foster radical changes?
Contributions by José Abásolo, John Barber, Krishna Bharathi, John Joseph Burns, Andrew Clark, Frank Fantauzzi, Iker Gil, Greg Girard, Lisa Hirmer, Michael Hirschbichler, Matthew Hung, Jayne Kelley, Enric Llorach, Dennis Maher, Geoff Manaugh, Daniel Luis Martinez, Moby, Kamalini Mukherjee, Dimitra Ntzani, Charlie O’Geen, Andrew Ruff, Zoë Ryan, Kristine Samson, Ljubica Slavkovic, Sreedeep, Juan Carlos Tello, Frank Thiel, Nicola Twilley, Phreddy Wischusen, Richard Wright and John Pobojewski who is also the guest cover designer.
Reinterpreting our Traces. Issue statement by Iker Gil,editor in chief of MAS Context.
- Letters to the editor
Letters to the editors from our readers.
- A Year on the Road with Venue
Iker Gil interviews Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley.
- Reading the Ephemera of Caithness
Essay by Dimitra Ntzani and John Barber.
- River Ending
Photographs by Sreedeep. Intro text by Kamalini Mukherjee.
- Kowloon Walled City: Heterotopia in a Space of Disappearance
Essay by Matthew Hung. Photographs by Greg Girard.
- The Chengzhongcun: Urban Traces of the Village
Essay by John Joseph Burns.
- The Trace of Superusers. From Santiago Centro to Superkilen in Copenhagen
Essay by Kristine Samson and José Abásolo.
- Embracing Idiosyncratic Weirdness
Iker Gil and Andrew Clark interview Moby.
- Tracing Intentions: The Photography of Frank Thiel
Essay by Krishna Bharathi. Photographs by Frank Thiel.
- Ruined and Neglected
Essay by Ljubica Slavkovic.
- Elliston, Newfoundland
Text and photographs by Lisa Hirmer.
- American Postmodern
Essay by Jayne Kelley.
- Personal Monuments
Text and Illustrations by John Pobojewski.
- 24COA. A Visual Score
Project by Andrew Ruff. Visual score interpreted by ETHEL.
- True Love Leaves No Traces
Essay by Daniel Luis Martinez.
- Anthropocene. Through the eyes of Gabriele Basilico, Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark
Essay by Enric Llorach.
- Tracing Wright
Zoë Ryan and Iker Gil interview Richard Wright.
Project by Charlie O’Geen and Frank Fantauzzi. Text by Phreddy Wischusen
Project by Dennis Maher.
- Petrified Traces
Text and images by Michael Hirschbichler.
- Residential Archaeology
Project by Juan Carlos Tello.