Ana María León

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The Avery Review is an online journal dedicated to thinking about books, buildings, and other architectural media. We see the genres of the review and the critical essay as vital but still underutilized ways of exploring the ideas and problems that animate the field of architecture, and we hope to push these genres beyond their most familiar forms, whether journalistic or academic. Our aim is to explore the broader implications of a given object of discourse (whether text, film, exhibition, building, project, or urban environment), to expand the terrain of what we imagine architectural discourse to be, and to broaden ...
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Rebecca Choi revisits the legacy of the Black Panthers in All Power to the People; Wade Cotton and Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt probe people-producing machines; Robin Hartanto Honggare traces the policing of political assembly in Singapore; and Nicole Lambrou questions what is sustained at Hudson Yards.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Jordan Geiger tracks technologies of incarceration; Joy Knoblauch speculates on the possibility of designing discomfort; and the Architecture Lobby responds to the AIA with an essay from Peggy Deamer, Keefer Dunn, and Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Karen Abrams attempts to dislodge “placemaking” from architectural vocabularies; Galen Pardee reports on Myanmar’s new capital; and Camila Reyes Alé weighs the possibility of a dissident practice in architecture.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Shelby Doyle and Leslie Forehand argue for the “spinster” as a figure of feminist digital craft; Adam Longenbach surveys the “sixth façade” and the architecture of the aerial view; Shota Vashakmadze contemplates the sod house on the prairie; and Joseph M. Watson asks the question of who Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Usonia” was designed for.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Kevin Block takes a Harvard-designed online course on architectural theory; Brendan Cormier watches Frank Gehry’s MasterClass; and Yuki Higashino moves through episodes of Martin Beck’s Program.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Joe Day constructs a discursive map of Hal Foster’s Bad New Days; Swarnabh Ghosh reevaluates planetary urbanization and rurality; Jacob R. Moore disputes CLOG’s latest issue on guns; and N. Claire Napawan, Ellen Burke, and Sahoko Yui argue for an ecofeminist approach to sustainability.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2017
Nicholas Gamso responds to Bansky’s appropriation of Basquiat; Sarah Hirschman visits Columbus and watches Columbus; Albert José-Antonio López asks for whom LACMA’s Found in Translation is translated; and Samaneh Moafi investigates Kayson Inc.’s production of housing in Iran, Venezuela, and Iraq.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2018
Peder Anker and Nina Edwards Anker review Design Earth’s Geostories; Amelia Borg and Timothy Moore follow grey nomads in Australia; Shaka McGlotten takes their turn at intergenerational queer pedagogies; and Hamed Khosravi broadcasts from the world’s smallest micro-nation.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2018
Maroš Krivý and Leonard Ma reassess the livability of Jan Gehl’s livable city; Lina Malfona circles the origins of Apple architecture; Silas Martí tracks the fate of Lina Bo Bardi’s contested Teatro Oficina; and Ife Vanable evaluates the middle in two Mitchell-Lama projects.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2018
Tizziana Baldenebro confronts the undervaluation of critical black female art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s inclusionary curatorial practices; Elsa Hoover investigates the violent intersection of resource extraction, land ownership, and tribal sovereignty in the “man camp”; Kahira Ngige speculates on the megachurch and the urban implications of ecclesiastical architecture in Nairobi; and Sajdeep Soomal situates family history within the colonial orders of Ontario and the Punjab.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2018
Óskar Örn Arnórsson dives into an alliance between fish and soccer at the start of the 2018 World Cup; Jordan H. Carver questions the point of the border wall as a design project; Patrick Linder meditates on the possibilities of designing “shalom”; Leah Meisterlin dismantles representations of the city #AfterRikers; and Lola San Miguel journeys along the main artery of a twenty-first-century colony.

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