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Citizen – a new digital journal for the emerging era

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Citizen – a new digital journal for the emerging era

As Citizen launches online with a double issue, Citizen #03 and #04, Editor-in-Chief Peter Buchanan outlines his vision for the magazine and its mission alongside the London School of Architecture

Making room for nature

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Making room for nature

Roddy Langmuir reflects on Cullinan Studio’s approach for incorporating nature into its projects

Connecting Communities

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Connecting Communities

The future of dwelling and social infrastructure realised through stitching together a disconnected neighbourhood. Leaders: Angie Jim Osman, Nick Keen, Karman Wan (Allies & Morrison) Thomas Bryans (IF_DO). Students: Jack Morgan, Jevgenija Tocilina, Georgie Herety, Sam Brooke, Adara Wicaksono, Chris Jones, Sian Wells. Mentor: Louie Austen. Hackney Council: Anna Guezlow, Sara Kulay and Matthieu Rogers

Urban Agriculture

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Urban Agriculture

Creating a fully self-sustaining community in the Lea Valley. Leaders: Christophe Egret, Josh Thomas (Studio Egret West) Maria-Chiara Piccinelli (PiM Studio). Students: Alexandra Totoianu, Margaret Ibeawuchi, Judit Korpai, James Gordon, Amir Noori, Joshua Sturgess, Sabrina Leung. Mentor: Alec Crisp

Say it like you meme it

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Say it like you meme it

How memes have become a powerful force on the internet and are even playing a role in architects’ education

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Architecture as an agent of evolution

Modern architecture’s attempt to revivify our built environment through a reduction to such basics as function and unadorned construction resulted in an alienating human habitat that is unsustainable in multiple ways

Implications for architectural education

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Implications for architectural education

Thoughts sparked by the competition entry for an extension to the architectural school at Liverpool University by Grafton Architects

Interview

All students are artists

‘At the age of 14, all students are still artists, but then the system kicks in to dissuade a significant number from following a creative route in life’ argues design teacher and Deputy Head of Coombe Wood School, Duncan Holding

How do we live today?

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How do we live today?

How do we live? was exhibited at the 12th International Biennale in Sao Paulo, Everyday — Infrastructures (funded by the British Council, the University of Liverpool, Universidad Católica de Chile, and Xi’an Jiaotong University of Liverpool). The exhibit assessed and classified 108 case studies of housing built within the past 10 years in Santiago, London and Shanghai-Suzhou

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On the built environment’s ecology

Alec Crisp: The future of food

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Alec Crisp: The future of food

A new campus that brings together diverse food processes to feed our cities

Nancy Jackson: The conscious homes of East Haringey

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Nancy Jackson: The conscious homes of East Haringey

Consciousness: the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings

Alexander Pringle: The viable foundry

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Alexander Pringle: The viable foundry

The re-imagination of Whitechapel Bell Foundry as a 21st Century working environment, intensifying the site’s cultural significance

Daniel Barrett: Urban Ecology

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Daniel Barrett: Urban Ecology

A new typology of residential architecture that facilitates ecological living

Katja Hasenauer: London City Park

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Katja Hasenauer: London City Park

Estuary in an airport

Issue 03 colophon

  • Editor-in-Chief
    Peter Buchanan
  • Creative Director
    Simon Esterson
  • Art Editor
    Holly Catford
  • Deputy Editor
    Jason Sayer
  • Staff Photographer
    Freddie Ardley
  • Poet in Residence
    LionHeart
  • Sub-Editor
    Julia Dawson
  • Engagement Manager
    John Nahar
  • Founders
    Isabel Allen & Will Hunter