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In the past 6 months our attention has been pulled, split, and redirected as parallel barrages of unfolding events have demanded our response. Pidgin 28 presents an opportunity to reflect on the past year in the context of the shifting attention of architectural discourse. In this regard, we look to our selection of authors who help to point backwards and forwards at moments through which we can better understand where we are today. Pidgin, like everyone else, is just trying to make sense of the rapid succession of events shifting our understanding of the world as we know it.
Pidgin 28 includes contributions from:
Princeton School of Architecture for Black Lives, Megan Panzano, Michael Ferguson, Daham Marapane, Caleb Negash, Sam Naylor, Elaine Stokes, Linda Zhang, Biko Mandela Gray, Alisha Kapoor, Maya Sorabjee, Jaewoo Chon, Giulia Amoresano, Carrie Gammell, Katherine Taylor-Hasty, Dexter Walcott, Mike Silver, Melissa Rovner, Tekena Koko, Kapp Singer, Larissa Guimarães, Ian Lowrie, and Patty Hazle.
Pidgin is a publication edited and designed by graduate students at the Princeton University School of Architecture. The name Pidgin encapsulates the spirit of the journal: a type of communication formed by a lack of common language, and a homonym for a low-tech, feathered dispatch. From its inception in 2005, Pidgin has provided a platform for the written and visual detritus of students, faculty, practitioners, historians, and theorists at Princeton and beyond, emphasizing current critical work across formats rather than polished products. By assembling a range of contributors and work, each issue creates an eclectic compilation of contemporary thought in architecture and its related disciplines.