JAE Vol. 62 Issue 4

journal of architectural education

The Journal of Architectural Education is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge on behalf of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The JAE has been the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education since it was founded in 1947, making it the oldest continuing operating journal of its kind.

Our contribution, Ripley, C., Thün, G., Velikov, K. (2009). Matters of Concern. Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Special Issue: Alternative Architectures | Alternative Practice, 62 (4), 6-14 presents an early articulation of how we aspired to work as rvtr, and what we would aim to work on...

Once an architectural practice has divorced itself from the strictures of the normative service-to client driven professional model, the question of motivation becomes paramount. An architectural practice may very well be alternative, making use of collaborative networks, leveraging institutional affiliations, and finding unusual funding mechanisms—but to what end? Believing that the time

has come for a serious re-engagement on the part of architects with the critical forces that will shape our human future, we have defined three Matters of Concern that both motivate our practice and influence the methods by which we work: Future Ecologies, Situated Infrastructures, and Emerging Inhabitations.

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