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Volume 59 - Futures Implied
When brought into the city, no technology is a neutral enabler, a mere decoration, or even a marketplace of supply & demand. Urban technologies are built upon spoken and unspoken assumptions about urban life, each with peculiar implications for social relations and the natural ecosystem.Volume 59 - Futures Implied "When brought into the city, no technology is a neutral enabler, a mere decoration, or even a marketplace of supply & demand. Urban technologies are built upon spoken and unspoken assumptions about urban life, each with peculiar implications for social relations and the natural ecosystem.It is time for the discipline of media architecture to get under its own skin, and address the implied futures of new technologies.

Volume 53 - Civic Space
‘There’s no such thing as society, only men and women’. If public space is in retreat, under pressure from decades of neoliberal policies, how is shared space evolving? Civic space becomes activated according to time, in a synaptic negotiation between a variety of actors: humans, administrative, technological.

Bio Archis has a long running experience in publishing the various incarnations of Volume magazine. In which various editorial concepts and publishing formats have been realized over the years. For 75 years, Archis magazine and its predecessors have been investigating the realities of architecture. In doing so the magazine has gradually changed its rationale: not just presenting what happened in the built environment, not just presenting how things were made, not just creating exposure to the people who did it. Rather than asking what, how and by whom, Archis has always asked the ultimate question to the raison d’être of architecture as a medium of culture: Why?