article _ REVIEWS EDITORSHIP AT JAE

Posted on June 1, 2012

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Design and implementation of a new format for reviews in architecture at the Journal of Architectural Education, 2012-2013. For the first time, the section is curated around themes rather than media.

Mission: Review essays are more than simply criticisms of previously published writing or past events; at their best, they impact the discourse and collectively describe larger changes within the discipline. In the end, and in an act of full disclosure, the themed reviews are about an active engagement with the discipline – an apparatus to channel forces, assign allies, and suggest relationships beyond each work. “And this apparatus is better” Walter Benjamin tells us in his text on ‘The Author as Producer,’ “the more consumers it is able to turn into producers – that is, readers or spectators into collaborators.” . . . (Excerpt from the Review Section Introduction, Alexander Eisenschmidt, 02/2013)

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