Volume #29: The Urban Conspiracy

November 2011
The term ‘senior moment’ typically refers to an age-related lapse in memory, logical thinking, or sense of orientation. But appearing at a loss is merely a common trick to conceal actions that are part of a highly coordinated effort. Driven by deep-seated memories and using long-term spatial planning, the elderly have been conspiring to realize a surprising plan.

Volume #29 uncovers this historical phase or ‘Senior Moment’ of elderly triumph. The issue presents ‘the plan’, identifies the ‘locations’, ‘members’, and ‘assets’, and uncovers strategies involved. With Leon Krier, Michael Graves, Yoko Ono, Paola Antonelli, Aubrey the Grey, John Beard, Francesco Bonami, Deane Simpson, Felipe Correa, Junya Ishigami, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Linda Fried, Anne-Sophie Parent, Rebecca Chiu, Naho Kubota, Andrew Carle, Alan Simpson, Ted Fishman, Ramo Gheerawo and Sean Donahue, Benedict Clouette and Marlisa Wise, Gesine Marquardt, and Lebbeus Woods.

Volume #29 also features the insert: Trust Design 3: Faith Is Trust.


184 pages
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 978 90 77966 297
Price: € 19.50
Release: November 1, 2011
Editor in chief: Arjen Oosterman
Contributing editors: Mark Wigley, Rem Koolhaas
Feature editor: Jeffrey Inaba
Design: Irma Boom and Sonja Haller
Publisher: Stichting Archis