As we have done in the past two years, the winter issue of MAS Context will be developed in collaboration with a guest editor. This year, the guest editor will be the architect, cartoonist and scholar that hides behind the penname Klaus, and the topic of the issue will be Narrative(s).
This issue will be tackling on the intersections between architectural practices and different forms of narrative, primarily focusing on the interactions between architecture and graphic narrative. Within this context, the issue will be roughly divided in three areas: The first one will deal with the presence of graphic narrative in disciplinary architecture; the second one will discuss the crossing of borders of comics artists who also make forays into the built world. Finally, in the third one we intend to move towards both sides of the spectrum, and try to briefly cover the tangents with written narrative and to visual narratives.
We are really excited to work with Klaus, an extremely talented cartoonist with whom we have previously worked whose work has been featured in Clog, eVolo Magazine, Harvard Design Magazine, (In)forma, Praxis, Project International, STUDIO, Volume, and of course, in MAS Context: Last year he contributed “Modern Talking [don’t you…forget about me]” to our Communications issue, designed the cover of our Ownership issue, and we featured his work in the exhibition Architectural Narratives along with the work of Jimenez Lai. You can see some of the work of Klaus at klaustoon.wordpress.com
The winter issue of MAS Context will be released in early December.