Harvard Design Magazine 44: Seventeen
Providing a space where voices from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning meet those from the realms of art, science, and literature, Harvard Design Magazine probes beyond established disciplines to trigger new interpretations of design’s defining role in today’s culture. For an issue dedicated to the theme 'Seventeen', I contributed, with Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, an essay entitled 'Athens: Arrested Development'. Starting from the premise that the turn of the millennium seemed to promise a rebirth for the Greek capital, the piece explores how the crisis conditions facing a 'teenage' Athens have been heightened by a legacy of urban dysfunction, trapping the city in a state of pending.
This volume of the magazine also includes contributions from Owen Hatherley, AbdouMaliq Simone, Mohsen Mostafavi, Lydia Davis, and Jimenez Lai.