A.UD is proud to announce POOL, our student magazine, is the the recipient of a prestigious Graham Foundation Grant for the 2017 funding cycle. POOL is one of 41 new grantees funded around the world engaging original ideas in architecture. The Graham Foundation states “These diverse projects—exhibitions, publications, events, research projects, and site-specific installations and performances—advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.”
From design to content to distribution, POOL's digital content and print edition are produced entirely in-house by an editorial team of 10 graduate students. As students of UCLA's Master of Architecture program, POOL both reflects and challenges the culture of the institution. UCLA has become a program in which experimental thought, theory, and innovative design reformulates the way in which design, theoretical discourse, and technology interact to influence contemporary culture.
POOL is the student magazine of the Department of Architecture & 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.
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