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Shift / Time 07 08

Edited by Simone Chait, Yuchen Gao, Connor Hanna, Victoria Marquez, Jack Murray and Yiling Shen.
Published 2020

07. Our public spaces lie abandoned. Our rituals severed, forced to be rebuilt.
Our homes become the boundaries of our new world – for some, comforting, for others isolating and cruel.

What do our public spaces become when unused?
How does our definition of home and life begin to shift in this new condition?
What does it mean to practise and study architecture while stuck in the confines of only one building? This issue asks – what will change when this is all over?
What will stay the same? And what does SHIFT mean when we live in a constant state of limbo, a space of the in-between, uncertain and ever-changing?

What will be there in the end?

08. Time flows through Architecture, through concrete walls and white picket fences, through the multitudes of families who move through the same building. Time is the ruin, architecture’s obsession with the corpses of what we have created. Time is the meeting at two o’clock, the errand at three, and the forbidding law that dictates our lives.

Time is the now, frozen through a continual, scrolling exposure to the lives of others in a present that never ends.Time is memory, the areas of our past that continually shape the present. It is a collective consciousness, a false nostalgia, consuming a culture that we never experienced. Time is that which is yet to come, stretching out before us. It is some brighter tomorrow, some unrealised betterment, and unlimited possible worlds under construction.

Time is the present.
By the time it is spoken, it is over.

This issue of TIME asks you to remember memories you have forgotten, and dream up futures you never imagined.

A 2020 Double Issue.
Shift can be found below as well as in print.

Tope Adesina ~ Death and Metaphor

Liam Oxlade ~ Greyness

Enzo Lara-Hamilton ~ Emptiness and Lost Forms

Brooke Barker ~ Carnegie Local

Tidus Shing ~ A Thousand Fields of Chance

Leon Koutoulas ~ The Rub

Loughlin O’Kane ~ Snapback

Office ~ The Politics of Public Space

Various ~ A Room of One’s Own

Isobel Moy ~ Safe-way

Adrian Fernandez ~ Ubiquitous Object Invisible Object

Mai Lee ~ Objects with Agency

Thomas Lemon ~ Interview with Dr. Jon Goodbun

Audrey Adams, Katya Rumiantceva ~ See You in the Cyber Class

Mietta Mullaly ~ Architecture and The Event

Nhut Nguyen ~ Is a Physical Room
Enough to Contain a Person?

Jennifer Chen ~ A Stagnant Moment in Time

Cody McConnell ~ Perpetual Shift and the Trans Experience

Georgia McCole ~ Domesticity

Sam Torre ~ Home

Caliper ~ Editorial


Maria Martinez Abascal
Audrey Adams
Tope Adesina
Brooke Barker
Jennifer Chen
Amanda Chow
Rubi Dinardo
Adrian Fernandez
Dr. Jon Goodbun
Enzo Lara Hamilton
Aimee Howard
Leon Koutoulas
Mai Lee
Tom Lemon
Kenen Machado
Georgia McCole
Cody McConnell
Mason Mo
Isobel Moy
Mietta Mulally
Nhut Nguyen
Liam Oxlade
Jimena Quintana
Katya Rumiantceva
Mingjia Shi
Tidus Shing
Sam Torre
Vanessa Wu

Sophie Adsett
Beau de Belle
Meagan Brooks
Sally-Anne Ciantar
Peggy Deamer
Anwyn Elise
Eden Gonfond
Oliver Hay
Myfawny Hocking
Anna Kilpatrick
Clement Luk Laurencio
Caleb Lee
Liwen Lian
Carrie Lu
Kieran Merriman
Bryn Murrell
Isabel Ogden
Nithya Ranasinghe
Matt Siddall
Jack Stirling
Laura Szyman
Matthew Tibballs
Carla Valenzuela
Anne Wagner
Jude Willems