Architectural Ethnography
ARCH+ 238 Architektur Ethnografie

Contributing to a research that started with the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, this special issue of ARCH+ builds on this expanded notion of ethnography to focus on the different approaches and various stages in the making of drawings. Sometimes, this process is geared towards reaching a precise end, and sometimes it has neither real beginning nor end. Other times, instead, the final image and a carefully-curated textual description is all that counts.
Architekturethnografie features contributions from the arts, anthropology, archaeology, and sociology, as well as from architectural practice, education, and history. Some authors offer varied understandings of the thickness within which architecture is embedded, indicating possible directions for a global history of architectural ethnography. Others reflect on the making of their own work, and open new paths to reimagine an integrative architectural practice.

Contributions by Akihito Aoi; Tom Avermaete; Marie Combette, Clémence Pybaro, and Thomas Batzenschlager; Drawing Architecture Studio; Larissa Fassler; Ifat Finkelman; Suzanne Hall; Yuko Hasegawa; Alice Hertzog-Fraser; Tim Ingold; Interboro Partners; Izumi Kuroishi; Bruno Latour; Lesley McFadyen; Ákos Moravánszky; Wolfgang Müller; Bas Princen; Jan Rothuizen; Łukasz Stanek; Studio Tom Emerson; Do Ho Suh; Yoshiharu Tsukamoto; WBYA?

ARCH+ special issue, March 2020, 216 pages, ISBN 978-3-931435-56-1
Momoyo Kaijima, Andreas Kalpakci, Laurent Stalder (eds.)

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