[bracket] is a collaboration of Archinect and InfraNet Lab, and is composed of a collection of diverse editors and an open-source contributing membership.
[bracket] is an annual publication documenting issues overlooked yet central to our cultural milieu that have evolved out of the new disciplinary territory at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urbanism and, now, the internet. […]
[bracket] is a publishing platform for ideas charting the complex overlap of the sphere of architecture and online social spheres. Seeking new voices and talent, [bracket] is structured around an open call for entries. The series will look at thematics in our age of globalization that are shaping the built environment in radically significant and yet unexpected ways. Supported by the Graham Foundation.
In total, 39 Projects were selected by the jury – which consisted of Michael Speaks [Dean of the College of Design and Professor of Architecture at the University of Kentucky]; Nathalie de Vries [principal architect/founder of MVRDV]; Mason White [co-founder of Lateral Office]; Fritz Haeg [Fritz Haeg Studio, Sundown Schoolhouse]; Charles Waldheim [Associate Dean and Director of the Landscape Architecture program of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto]. Publication Date: Winter 2009.
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[bracket] ISSUE #1 | Once merely understood in terms of agriculture, today information, energy, labour, and landscape, among others, can be farmed. Farming harnesses the efficiency of collectivity and community. Whether cultivating land, harvesting resources, extracting energy or delegating labor, farming reveals the interdependencies of our globalized world. Simultaneously, farming represents the local gesture, the productive landscape, and the alternative economy. The processes of farming are mutable, parametric, and efficient. From terraforming to foodsheds to crowdsourcing, farming often involves the management of the natural mediated by the technologic. Farming, beyond its most common agricultural understanding is the modification of infrastructure, urbanisms, architectures, and landscapes toward a privileging of production.
LINE 13 SUPERLINEARITY MovingCities project-page
End of May 2008 movingcities was invited by Adrian Blackwell, Assistant Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design | University of Toronto to give a design workshop in Beijing. Through a series of fieldtrips and programmatic interventions, we looked closer into the Beijing’s peri-urban condition along the Northern section of Line13.
Students participating on this workshop: Gary Chien, Maya Desai, Holly Jordan, Hayley Imerman, Safora Khoylou, Esmond Lee, Timothy Lee, Antoine Morris, Mariangela Piccione, Matthew Spremulli, Sando Thordarson, Sandy Wong, Joseph Yau.