Jen Schradie in A Section of Now

04 Mar, 2022

Jen Schradie in A Section of Now

Check out A Section of Now: Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention edited by Giovanna Borasi to see Jen Schradie and many other contributors' work!

Conceived as part of the one-year investigation Catching Up with Life, A Section of Now aims to re-establish a dialogue between architecture and society that would allow for architecture to begin to contend with and address our changed and changing social norms. The publication serves as a meditation on new behaviors, rituals, and values and their spatial implications and seeks to catalyze urban and architectural interventions that accommodate, influence, and, in some cases, pre-empt our new lived realities. Authors address topics ranging from the safety of digital spaces to how normative life trajectories affect the elderly and the many selves each of us put forward, while architects present frameworks for spaces for blended families, thirty-year-old retirees, and contested monuments, among many others.

Bringing together analytical essays about the contemporary moment and the direction in which society is moving, projective texts that outline new architectural types to address societal needs, alongside television series, photography, and architecture and design projects, A Section of Now outlines a new relationship between the spaces in which we live and the ways we live within them.

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