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Under Under

Type of project
01.09.2018 ->

About the project

Under Under is a quarterly publication in the fields of landscape architecture and urbanism. 

Under Under sets forth to link the work and thoughts of practitioners, educators, and researchers in the field landscape, architecture, urbanism, and the visual arts. The inaugeral issue was launched in September-October 2018, under the direction of architect and researcher Luis Callejas.

Under Under’s main ambition is to generate a new reading of two designers or researchers by seeing their work paired together.

Under Under’s approach is to experiment liberally with text and images under the purview of an editorial team of designers that changes every four issues.

This editorial experiment attempts to reveal images and ideas that have not necessarily had the chance to solidify as built projects or in academically rigorous media. The editors must first select work that they believe deserves some form of inquiry, and secondly, they must attempt to build new knowledge by pairing two different bodies of work or perspectives. Sometimes the link will be obvious; the designers may have worked together or shared the same space or studios, or there may otherwise be a clear influence of one over the other. Linkages may also be generational, more horizontal, or involve an intellectual love affair from a distance.

In any case, each pairing aims to prove how ideas have travelled in time and space, and may even redefine professional and academic paths. Ideally, the pairings will reveal that images and ideas that have remained under the radar manage to have a meaningful influence on fellow practitioners and researchers. Some of the pairings will also attempt to link disciplines, as some ideas and projects that have clear visibility in one design field may deserve more attention in another.

Each issue will be comprised of a main body of text, either as an interview or as two essays discussing each other’s work, and will be accompanied with a set of images that attempt to create a visual link between stories. The editors privilege images and conversation over scientific rigour, exposing material that has not been published, has been archived for a long time, or for some reason has remained undercover.

Further, with each issue of Under Under there will be a film documenting the conversations. The films will serve as a base for the texts, and presents the designers in their singular context or when they first meet. These movies will be found at