Dimensions is the annual, student-produced journal of architecture at the University of Michigan. It seeks to contribute to the critical discourse of architectural education by documenting the most compelling work produced by its students, faculty, fellows, and visiting lecturers.
2011, 192 pages, 8" x 10"
Nate Van Wylen
Each issue of Dimensions captures Taubman College at a specific moment in time, providing a snapshot of the maelstrom of creative and intellectual activity that occurs. Sandwiched between its predecessor and successor, each issue of Dimensions is a Sisyphean endeavor.
A curated entity, Dimensions 24 is shaped by myriad ideological leanings, private agendas, events and personalities. It is not neutral. The publication provides a lens through which to view the discourse that has taken place, laying bare underlying structures of thought. Its method of organization has been the source of countless hours of dialogue and debate between the editorial staff. It is a site of contestation, a dialogue that is ongoing. Resolution is not easily found. A series of organizational systems manifest themselves simultaneously, each competing for primacy.