10 / Conflict
Summer 2011

© Christopher Baker

Conflicts are an inevitable part of our society. Their origins can be political, economic or social; their outcomes physically and emotionally impact cities and countries, economies and societies; we can’t avoid them. It’s the moment to discuss the consequences and how design can be a useful tool to address them.

Contributors to this issue include Jonathan Andrew, Christopher Baker, Vladimir Belogolovsky, David Garcia Studio, dpr-barcelona, Peter Eisenman, Thomas Hillier, Alex Lehnerer, Nora Niasari, OMNIBUS, Mika Savela, Simon Scheithauer, Cameron Sinclair and Urban-Think Tank.

  1. Introduction
    EMBRACE YOUR CONFLICT. Issue introduction by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
  2. Under the Bridge
    Film and Essay by Nora Niasari
  3. Build Simply: South of the Border
    Essay by Architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, from the Interdisciplinary Design Practice Urban-Think Tank with Research Assistant Daniel Schwartz from ETH
  4. Under Conflict, Can We Still Give a Damn?
    Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes from dpr-Barcelona Interview Cameron Sinclair, Chief Eternal Optimist and Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity
  5. The Emperor’s Castle
    Project and Text by Thomas Hillier
  6. Prostitution, Migration and Urban Territory
    Essay and Diagrams by Omnibus (Charlotte Malterre Barthes with Valentina Genini)
  7. Towards Open Architecture
    Essay by Simon Scheithauer
  8. The Great Mosques of Lake Geneva
    Essay by Architect Mika Savela
  9. Water Shore Habitat
    Project by David Garcia Studio Awarded First Prize in the International UNESCO Delta City of the Future Competition
  10. Downtown’s Will to Form
    Essay by Architect and Urban Designer Alex Lehnerer
  11. WW2 Bunkers
    Photographs by Jonathan Andrew
  12. Changes are Coming
    Vladimir Belogolovsky, Architect and Founder of the Intercontinental Curational Project, Interviews Architect and Educator Peter Eisenman
  13. Image Conflict
    Letter by Javier Arbona