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Political Activism: The Latest Architecture and News

Artist Explores Architectural Life Cycles Through Ceramics

Sculptor and jewelry designer, Cydney Ross explores the architectural passage of time through unconventional ceramics and mixed media. By over-firing, freezing, and thawing her materials, she simulates the swaying, slumping, and even collapsing of structure.

12th Street Viaduct Where the River Runs Structural Integrity Weight of the World + 18

Teddy Cruz Wins 2018 Vilcek Prize in Architecture

Each year the Vilcek Foundation selects American immigrant champions of the arts and sciences. This year the 2018 Vilcek Prize in Architecture was awarded to Guatemala-born, and now San Diego-based, professor and architect Teddy Cruz. Cruz uses his past experiences, living in Guatemala during its civil war, to focus his academic and professional career on shaping political and socioeconomic forces.

Andrés Jaque: "Architecture Is Always Political"

In the context of the XX Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in Chile, we spoke with the Spanish architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation. In a conversation named Lucha Libre Jaque argued that "all architects are politicians" by default and the real question is what forms of policy we are willing to defend.

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 - COSMO / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. Image © Miguel de Guzmán Escaravox / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. Image © Miguel de Guzmán Super Powers of Ten / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. Image © Jorge López Conde Casa en Never Never Land / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. Image © Miguel de Guzmán + 5