MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate.
MAS Context is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Donations to MAS Context are tax-deductible.
We’re based in Chicago, but our reach is global. We’re a platform for the sharing of relevant proposals, ideas and experiences that help advance the world of design.
Our approach is simple and profound. Each issue asks people to think of new possibilities. Leading all of us to collaborate in new ways. This unleashes a great debate. And asks designers everywhere to act in new and unimagined ways.
Think. Collaborate. Debate. Act.
Every issue expresses the core ideas of the journal:
Focus on a single topic and address it from a range of design fields: architects, photographers, writers, industrial designers, musicians, graphic artists, urban planners …….
Combining the techniques delivers a comprehensive overview.
Then, share the insights and outlooks via different media types to reach a global audience.
We like things in Context.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Ethel Baraona Pohl
Architect and co-founder of dpr-barcelona.
Alberto Campo Baeza
Architect, founder of Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza and Professor at the Madrid School of Architecture.
Architect and Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, New York.
Founder of JNL Graphic Design Studio.
John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Founder and design director of Thirst/Chicago, and winner of the 2011 National Design Award: Communication Design by The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.