Stuckeman School collaborates on new architecture journal

December 11, 2018
The cover of the first issue of FAKTUR.

The first issue of FAKTUR launches on Dec. 13. Part of the inaugural cover design is shown here.

IMAGE: Odd Oficina de Disseny

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Stuckeman School has collaborated with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and the Centre for Documentary Architecture at Bauhaus-University, Weimar (Germany) to publish a new journal that celebrates research as the source of architectural imagination.

FAKTUR: Documents and Architecture is interested in different methods for presenting and discussing projects of architecture that consider journalistic research as fundamental to the cultural construction of aesthetic identities. The name of the journal comes from the German term for a dynamic concept and set of techniques that influenced the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century.

“We want to engage in a conversation with different institutions about the role and impact of architecture in contemporary culture,” said Pep Avilés, FAKTUR editor and assistant professor in the Penn State Department of Architecture. He also holds the Stuckeman Career Development Professorship in Design at Penn State.

The journal will be launched at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Architectural Association Bookshop in London. More information can be found on the FAKTUR website

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