“Architecture and war are not incompatible. Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority. That resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit in, who have no home, no family, no doctrine, no firm place to call my own, no known beginning or end, no ‘sacred and primordial site.’
I declare war on all icons and finalities, on all histories that would chain me with my own falseness, my own pitiful fears. I know only moments, and lifetimes that are as moments, and forms that appear with infinite strength, then ‘melt into air.’ I am an architect, a constructor of worlds, a sensualist who worships the flesh, the melody, a silhouette against the darkening sky. I cannot know your name. Nor can you know mine. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a city.”
Wentworth Architecture review is an independent student-run publication that gives Wentworth an opportunity to showcase its rich design culture. The journal acts as a vehicle for the design community to establish a discourse and showcase works pertaining to a larger topic in architecture. The journal publishes the work of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni and faculty from Wentworth’s architecture program.
It provides a centralized place for the Wentworth community to both look for inspiration and have an opportunity to have their thoughts and work published. This process happens on a 10 month timeline each year from collection of submissions throughout the spring and summer, to assembly of the journal in the fall. As a team, we try to identify common themes that are impacting the pedagogy and praxis of design and use that as a framework to organize our publications.
- The WAr Team