Volume #38 Preview
Jeroen Beekmans
Volume #38: The Shape of Law

On January 31st we launched Volume's 38th issue - The Shape of Law - with a special event at Post Office in Rotterdam. For those who haven't seen the issue yet but can't wait to get their hands on it, here's a little preview!

Shenzhen Biennale: A Photo Report
Arjen Oosterman

Last December, Volume's editorial team spent three weeks in Shenzhen for the occasion of the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. The outcome of our stay in China will be a Shenzhen-themed issue that will be launched soon. To get you in the mood we've prepared this little photo report.

Bracket Calls for Submissions
Jeroen Beekmans

Architecture, environment and digital culture magazine Bracket asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on? How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions?

Volume #38: Out Now!
Jeroen Beekmans
Volume #38: The Shape of Law

For all of you who aren't able to attend the Volume #38 launch event tonight at Post Office Rotterdam and who cannot wait until it reaches your bookstore and who -strangely enough - are no subscriber yet, you can order the issue here!

How Do You Do Biodesign
Jeroen Beekmans

How Do You Do Biodesign is an evening for architects, urban designers, product designers, fashion designers, artists and developers of digital technology and media, which will illuminate exactly what biodesign can mean for the field of work and research. How Do You Do Biodesign is co-produced by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Willem de Kooning Academie.

People in Europe are more and more interested in shaping their own surroundings. Self Building Building (SBB) transforms the current top- down building practice into a more flexible system with a bottom-up and adaptive approach. How to create your own affordable building as an individual or a group without it being an illegal or unsafe structure. How to negotiate with your neighbors and collaborate with the local government. An international exchange on personal ways to create space.

Volume in Residence at the Shenzhen Biennale!
Jeroen Beekmans

Tomorrow at 3:15 PM, the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture will be officially opened. The Grand Opening will take place at the Value Factory, main venue of the Biennale, located at the heart of the Shekou Industry Park in Shenzhen. We're proud to announce that Volume has curated a room at the venue in collaboration with the Berlage Institute.

Critical Performance
Andrew Ferentinos

The 29th issue of the New York City-based architecture magazine Log marks the tenth anniversary of the magazine and puts a finger on the pulse of the current state of architecture theory. Edited by Cynthia Davidson, Log is one of the few American magazines dedicated to architecture theory. To mark the anniversary, Log teamed up with The Museum of Modern Art to organize the conference In Pursuit of Architecture. A call for entries was sent out around the world for architects 59-years old and younger to submit one project to be selected for publication in Issue 29 and to be presented at the MOMA conference focusing on ‘how ideas become buildings’.