'What follows behind this message is the latest—and longest—issue of Cite. Assembled before and during our distanced year, these stories remain fresh and relevant.
Cite, as you can see, has a new look. Its handsome print format is the work of MG&Co., led by Noëmi Mollet and Reto Geiser. Informed by Cite’s visual history, they delivered a clear framework that will shape future issues.
Cite 102 asks, “What does it mean to be of one’s own time?” The issue has two editorial centers. The first is “Being Contemporary,” in which guest editors Ajay Manthripragada and Piergianna Mazzocca, both previous Wortham Fellows at Rice Architecture who have advanced to other academic positions, consider of whom and of what they are contemporaries. They gather a community of like-minded thinkers who help establish a critical distance with which we can understand our time. There are conversations with Jeannette Kuo, Giovanna Borasi, and Alysa Nahmias—an architect, a curator, and a filmmaker, respectively—alongside features that invite others to Cite’s intellectual table. Scholar Rebecca Siefert shares architect Lauretta Vinciarelli’s understanding of type and Celeste Olalquiaga reports on the political upheavals in Chile.' —Jack Murphy
Contributors: Uta Barth, Giovanna Borasi, Mark Felix, Stephen Fox, Leonid Furmansky, Will Henry, Wonne Ickx, Naho Kubota, Jeannette Kuo, Ajay Manthripragada, Piergianna Mazzocca, Zoe Middleton, Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle, Jack Murphy, Alysa Nahmias, Maria Nicanor, Celeste Olalquiaga, Heather Rowell, Taha Shangir, Rebecca Siefert, Ana Tuazon, Libby Viera-Bland, and Tiffany Xu.