The Spring 2011 issue will take a critical look at urbanism and present design projects that operate in the margins of urban discourse.
Who are we? tarp: Architecture Manual is the student-edited publication at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn, NY. tarp acts as a set of instructions, giving the reader a grounding in what's happening in contemporary architectural and urban discourse. Whether we are presenting the current state of digital design and technology or unconventional urban strategies, tarp is straightforward, easy to read and covers only what needs to be covered. It's an insightful snapshot into who's who, what's being discussed and why it all matters.
What are we working on?. We are currently working on our next issue, Insidious Urbanism, which is shaping up to be a critical but also colorful and fun look at important contemporary projects from across the world working at the urban scale. This issue seeks to explore how designers can intervene in the cities of the 21st century in unconventional and often subversive ways. The layout this year is organized to have both a collection of articles written by leading practitioners, faculty, and students and a catalog section featuring design projects. Themes addressed include historical precedents, questions about the ideology of opposition, and guerilla-style projects that work with issues of gentrification, immigrant workers and the use of public space.
How are we getting it done? We have received a lot of positive feedback about last year's issue, Coding Parameters, and this year we are expanding the size and scope of the journal. With a more comprehensive list of contributors and over 40 projects featured on full-color spreads, we need just a little extra help from you to cover our printing costs. Here's a link to our website, http://mysite.pratt.edu/~tarp/. We're also on Facebook, so whether you donate $1 or $100, please visit our page and friend us, we'd love to keep in touch and let you know about upcoming events!
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