Tracked Changes

July 2023
VOLUME 62 TRACKED CHANGES offers 11 of the most celebrated architects and thinkers hindsight to their earlier interview in VOLUME. Supported by their former interviewers and critics VOLUME travels from social-democratic development of Portugal in the 70s with ÁLVARO SIZA, to a passionate KISHO KUROKAWA and unusually critical RENZO PIANO in the 90s, early internet predictions by SASKIA SASSEN on the brink of the 00s, to the influence of social media and design with BJARKE INGELS and ANDRÉS JAQUE in the 00 and 10s, amongst much more and many others. This issue of VOLUME is a temporal deep dive and wealth of reflection which stretches beyond architecture and design. This special editions has no less than 8 different covers!

VOLUME 62: Tracked changes present a selection of the best interviews done by VOLUME and its predecessors from the early 1980s until the 2010s. From the all-star names in architecture – your Piano, Siza, Ito and Ingels – to surprising and compelling non-architects like Noam Chomsky and Saskia Sassen. The interviews are not taken at face value, but, when possible, opened up to the original authors to offer any hindsight developed in the years that followed. Do they still recognize their own words? How did they age? Where the right questions on the table? Have issues been solved? Or are parts of our discourse a simple historical rhyme that never ends? In addition VOLUME also asked a diverse range of experts to weigh in and give more context to either the interviewee and/or the moment of time.

The result is an illuminating, truly layered celebration of space in between. What started as a quick and dirty idea of reissuing what is already there became something more messy, taking way more time and energy than first considered, but also so much more revealing of the lives we live and our frail relationship with time.
VOLUME 62: Tracked changes features interviews with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Álvaro Siza, Andrés Jaque, Bjarke Ingels, John Hejduk, Kisho Kurokawa, Malkit Shoshan, Noam Chomsky, Renzo Piano, Saskia Sassen and Toyo Ito.

Interviewed by Arjen Oosterman, Benedict Clouette, Bruno Zanardi, Dorien Boasson, Hans van Dijk, Igmade, Ineke Schwartz, Jeffrey Inaba, Lucy Bullivant, Ole Bouman, Roemer van Toorn, Thomas Daniell, Timothy Moore.

With comments by Adri Duijvestein, Andrés Jaque, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Arjen Oosterman, Ashley Schafer, Benedict Clouette, Bjarke Ingels, Francesco Degl’Innocenti, Manuel Orazi, Inês Dantas, Jeffrey Inaba, Ole Bouman, Malkit Shoshan, Stephan Petermann, Stephan Trüby, Thomas Daniell, Toyo Ito.


Volume #62 Tracked Changes

Editor in Chief: Stephan Petermann

Designed by Irma Boom Office (Irma Boom, Anna Moschioni, Frederik Pesch, Simonida Savić)

72 pages, 33 x 24 cm

Soft cover, stapled

ISSN 1574-9401

ISBN 9789077966006


ÁLVARO SIZA interviewed by DORIEN BOASSON for WONEN/TABK 9/83 (September 1983) with tracked changes by INÊS DANTAS and ADRI DUIJVESTIJN.
"The most interesting architecture emerges where cultures mix intensively."
KISHO KUROKAWA interviewed by HANS VAN DIJK for ARCHIS 12/91 (December 1991) with tracked changes by ARJEN OOSTERMAN.
“In my office I am God and all the ideas and theories come out of my head.”
RENZO PIANO interviewed by BRUNO ZANARDI for Archis 2/95 (February 1995) with tracked changes by MANUEL ORAZI.
“The beaubourg was never intended as a museum, but as a joke I played on the institutional world.”
JOHN HEJDUK interviewed by OLE BOUMAN and HANS VAN DIJK for ARCHIS 8/95 (October 1995) with tracked changes by ASHLEY SCHAFER and OLE BOUMAN.
"The tactility of thought is eliminated."
ALEJANDRO ZAERA-POLO interviewed by LUCY BULLIVANT for ARCHIS 6/99 (July 1999) with tracked changes by ALEJANDRO ZAERA-POLO.
“We cannot stay fascinated by the concept of the new.”
SASKIA SASSEN interviewed by INEKE SCHWARTZ for ARCHIS 12/1999 (December 1999) with tracked changes by STEPHAN PETERMANN.
“Colonization of digital Public Space”
NOAM CHOMSKY interviewed by Igmade for VOLUME 7 (May 2006) with tracked changes by STEPHAN TRÜBY.
On terror
Yes Man
TOYO ITO interviewed by THOMAS DANIELL for VOLUME 15 (April 2008) with tracked changes by TOYO ITO and THOMAS DANIELL.
Beyond the Virtual Body
MALKIT SHOSAN interviewed by ARJEN OOSTERMAN and TIMOTHY MOORE for VOLUME 26 (December 2010) with tracked changes by MALKIT SHOSAN and ARJEN OOSTERMAN.
The architect small change, big result
ANDRÉS JAQUE interviewed by BENEDICT CLOUETTE for VOLUME 37 (November 2013) with tracked changes by ANDRÉS JAQUE, BENEDICT CLOUETTE and JEFREY INABA.
Mechanical Systems Deliver Societies