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VOLUME 39: FOUNDATIONS/DISRUPTIONS
“Technology is evolving, the data is available, and we just need to act — in responsible, ethical, and meaningful ways — to continue to shape the foundations of our social, cultural, and physical fabric. And to disrupt when necessary.”
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ABOUT // The Site Magazine
The Site Magazine is an independent journal that addresses diverse issues pertaining to our built environment. Through a range of writing types, design projects, and visual formats, each issue advocates for a critical consideration of the layered relations of our built environment posed from varied perspectives, including the cultural, political, formal, social, and ecological.
Founded in 2015, The Site Magazine is a collaborative, dynamic project driven by a shared commitment and passion for fostering debate as a way of progressing community and practice.
We are particularly interested in offering an interdisciplinary platform to explore the agency of designers and aligned professionals in bringing change, advocacy, and engagement beyond the limits of art and design. We encourage debates that engage the politics, cultural relevance, and social implications of the work that we do, and that confront issues of equality and representation.
We publish thematic issues twice a year. Each issue has both a print and digital form, allowing for a range expressive formats and a nuanced dialogue across both outlets. Along with The Site Magazine, we host public events—including roundtable discussions, exhibitions, and talks—to expand the discussions of each issue to a broader audience. Issues are grouped within series that are defined by a broader perspective.
Series 1, containing volumes 35–40, explores a range of scales and frameworks for understanding our built environment through the themes of Borders, Vernaculars, Future Legacies, Feminisms, Foundations/Disruptions, and Devices. This series continues the enumeration of On Site Review, making The Site Magazine the latest iteration of Canada’s longest running, independent journal for architecture and urbanism.
UP NEXT // Volume 40: Deviant Devices
In June 2019, The Site Magazine celebrates its 20th year of publishing with a special issue that explores the role of the device in our perception of the built environment.
Volume 40 will explore how devices can reinforce the links between context, information, and narrative that guide architectural interventions at the personal, local, regional, national, and global scales? In answering this question, we will test the capacity of the magazine, as a device itself, to pull ideas together and send them outwards, to shift and circulate, to alter our understandings in surprising ways.