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.
Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Letters to the editor
On our Boundary issue
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
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. Photography by Frank Thiel.
Ruined and Neglected
Essay by Ljubica Slavković
Text and photographs by Lisa Hirmer
Essay by Jayne Kelley
Text and Illustrations by John Pobojewski
24COA A Visual Score
Project developed as part of the Pen & Bow workshop at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture led 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
A conversation between Richard Wright, Zoë Ryan and Iker Gil
Project by Charlie O’Geen and Frank Fantauzzi. Text by Phreddy Wischusen
Project by Dennis Maher
Text and images by Michael Hirschbichler
Text and diagrams by Juan Carlos Tello