ISSUE: is a student-conceived, student-developed, and student-run publication. It does not forward any institutional pedagogy and does not conform to a particular ideology. Instead, it takes measure of the many concerns, desires, and constituencies that emerge within the student body each year. The goal of ISSUE: is not to organize projects into a set of ideas but to extract and communicate ideas embedded within each project.
The work in ISSUE: 005 resists a neat fit into categorical or disciplinary schemes. Students in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and city/regional planning willfully cross borders and appropriate techniques; and underlying much of the represented work is an interest both by students and faculty to develop appropriate responses to design problems, rather than to defining disciplinary limits.
Michael Leighton Beaman