AA Files 76 is structured as a glossary of terms relevant to contemporary debate in architecture. Each entry has been contributed by a different author, and represents a personal position as much as an attempt to frame the topic in a broader context; the issue therefore maps both a landscape of current concerns, interests, and ambitions, and also an overview of diverse positions and forms of practice. The authors of this glossary are practitioners, academics, students, lawyers, politicians, activists, and their contributions do not only seek to explore the potential of the themes put forward, but also to question the ways in which we can discuss space – as designers, as scholars, as citizens.
Edited by Maria Shéhérazade Giudici, with contributions by Public works, Tatiana Bilbao, Ayesha Ghosh, Iwan Baan, Sergey Zuznetsov, Patrik Schumacher, Gili Merin, Oliver Wainwright, Anna Puigjaner, Guillermo Lopez, Kim Courreges, Felipe De Ferrari, Francisco Jordan, Marina Otero Verzier, David Kim, Josep Maria Montaner, Platon Issaias, Umberto Napolitano, Cyrille Weiner, DK Osseo-Asare, Yasmine Abbas, PNYX, DUE, Cristina Goberna Pesudo, Mark Cousins, Elke Krasny, Minsuk Cho, Love Di Marco, Flavien Menu, Elia Zenghelis, Lucy Styles, Ryue Nishizawa, Finn Williams, Gilles Retsin, Dark Matter Labs, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Mariana Mazzacuto, Rainer Kattel, Jingru Cyan Cheng, Moad Musbahi, James Von Klemperer, Amica Dall, Giles Smith, Peggy Deamer, Theodore Spyropoulos, David Adjaye, Joanne Mariner, Andreas Rumpfhuber, David Gissen, Aristide Antonas, Thanos Zartaloudis, Giulia Foscari, Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Space Popular, Beatriz Colomina, Elsewhere. Designed with Oliver Long. Published by AA Publications, London
Paperback, 208pp, 29.7cm × 24.5cm, 2019
Throughout the titles and navigation in AA Files 76, we revived an alphabet drawn in 1938 by then first year AA student Anne Katharine Sibella Scott. These letters have made various appearances in the graphic material produced by the Print Studio, most noticeably the AA logo in use since 2008. The font has been digitised and adapted by Jules Estèves.