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Point line projects
Our third guest editor is Point Line Projects (PLP) featuring a curated selection of conversations with women they admire and collaborate with as part of their larger interview series, En Pointe. At the helm of sub_teXXt, PLP will be highlighting the creative processes of architects, designers, writers, curators, and artists whose projects make an impact on the field.
Point Line Projects is an editorial and curatorial agency committed to promoting new and underrepresented voices in architecture and design. The agency is founded by Sarah Rafson, founding editor of Sub_teXXt, ArchiteXX board member and co-curator of Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968. Rafson is an architecture writer, researcher, editor, and curator. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Columbia University's Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices program, she has worked on books with Kenneth Frampton, Bernard Tschumi, and Barry Bergdoll, and collaborated on exhibitions at MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Center for Architecture in New York, and the Parsons School of Design.
Julia served as Sub_teXXt's second guest editor from January through April 2018, publishing 16 interviews with women in the field. Through the series "Madame Architect: Conversations on Finding Your Place and Hitting Your Stride," Julia aimed to shed light on women in architecture from a variety of backgrounds, levels, and corners of the field.
Julia is the founder and editor of Madame Architect, having published to date more than 20 interviews with women in the field. She is currently working in business development at FXCollaborative, with prior experience in design and communications. She has been a contributor to Sub_teXXt for the past four years, is on the ULI Young Leaders Group and the AIA Women in Architecture committees, and is a Founding Member of the Wing. Julia received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture.
For the inaugural guest editorship, f-architecture solicited and contributed critical reflections on architecture as it intersects with the political, cultural, and economic concerns of feminism broadly. Essays on protest, identity, the politicized spaces of the home and the clinic, and evolving configurations of contemporary architectural labor exceed the professional frame of the architecture office (and the appearance of non-male architects within it). By specifically engaging the voices of their peers in spatial practice, f-architecture aimed to introduce other modes of architectural thinking and action.
Feminist architecture collaborative is a three-woman* architectural research enterprise aimed at disentangling the contemporary spatial politics and technological appearances of bodies, intimately and globally. Their projects traverse theoretical and activist registers to locate new forms of architectural work through critical relationships with collaborators across the globe. Current projects are located in New York City, on the US-Mexico border, in the Amazon of Ecuador and in the MENA region. *Virginia Black, Gabrielle Printz, and Rosana Elkhatib