Publication

  • POOL, Issue No. 4
  • GRANTEE
    University of California, Los Angeles-Department of Architecture and Urban Design
    GRANT YEAR
    2018

Ian Erickson, Figure 1, A Ceremony in the Other World Kingdom. Courtesy of the artist.

POOL is driven by an interest in an expanding definition of architectural work that, in a culture of high volume content exchange, considers curation as a primary form of cultural production. Following this, we contend that the syllabus, the archive, and the aggregator are all valid forms of architectural work that we welcome and encourage in our publication. POOL is a site of this type of work, experimenting with interface between its three primary platforms: event, digital, and print. Events and ongoing digital publication act not only as productive indicators of relevant themes, but also feed into an annual print edition. Following the success of our first three issues, POOL: Table, POOL: Rules, and POOL: Party, POOL: Issue 4 will be published in June 2019.

Founded in 2015, POOL is the student magazine of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. The publication is driven by an interest in an expanding definition of architectural work that, in a culture of high volume content exchange, considers curation as a primary form of cultural production. POOL is a site for this type of work, experimenting with the interface between its three primary platforms: digital, print, and public programs. Events and ongoing digital publication act not only as productive indicators of relevant themes, but also feed into an annual print edition. POOL aspires to reach new audiences, seeing the separation of fields into hermeneutic discourses as unproductive, and strives instead for the inclusion of new and unexpected audiences through the incorporation of media unconventional to architectural discourse.