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CARTHA Magazine
Multiple authors

CARTHA is a curated platform that focuses on sharing different forms of critical thinking regarding architecture and society. Through opinions, experiences and works, it aspires to map out the contemporary architectural landscape. It is made by an international group of practicing architects and designers, who teamed-up to create an independent, periodical, non-profit publishing platform bound neither by geographical nor ideological borders. A platform that goes beyond slick imagery and provides us with time to apprehend the fast motion environment in which we evolve. CARTHA works in cycles where each year is dedicated to a topic. The issues published within this time frame attempt to explore the selected topic from different perspectives. Cycles and issues vary in format and feature contributions that result from an open call for papers and selected collaborations with voices coming from multiple latitudes and backgrounds. It is an ongoing archive of a territory under construction presented through three different channels: a free of charge Internet distributed publication, events, and books published at the end of the cycle as the embodiment of the generated content. CARTHA aims to generate a collective critical dialogue open to everybody. It does not rely solely on architects, researchers or scholars to dissect our built environment, but also on individuals rooted in grounds distant from those of architecture landscape.

 

Bio Pablo Garrido Arnaiz (Spain, 1988), studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB and at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, AAM. As an architect, he has worked at Miller & Maranta and Herzog & de Meuron. Since 2014 he is a member of Cartha Magazine with which he has participated in the 15th Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, the 4th Trienal de Arquitetura de Lisboa and has published a series of books with Park Books. He has also been research and teaching assistant to Prof. Carrilho da Graça at AAM and to Prof. Ferrer Forés at ETSAB. Recently, he has curated the exhibition ’Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe’.

Ainsley Johnston (Canada, 1993) is an architectural researcher, writer and content producer. She received her M.A. in Architecture from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, and currently holds editorial positions at Cartha Magazine and Herzog & de Meuron.

Pablo Garrido Arnaiz (Spain, 1988) is an architect, editor and curator. Since 2014 he is a member of Cartha Magazine with which he has participated in the 15th Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, the 4th Trienal de Arquitetura de Lisboa and has published a series of books with Park Books. He is teaching and reserach assistant at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

Amy Perkins (Wales, 1988) studied architecture at Cambridge University and London Metropolitan University, graduating in 2013. A founding member of Assemble Studio in 2010, she has worked on the Cineroleum and Folly for a Flyover self-build projects. She worked for Caruso St John in London for a total of six years. She taught undergraduate unit 2 at Cambridge University Department of Architecture from 2016-2017 with Rod Heyes and joined Tom Emerson's Chair for Architecture and Design at the eth as teaching assistant in 2018. Since 2020 she has also been a research assistant for the Laboratoire Bâle at the EPFL in Lausanne. Amy has been on the editorial board of Cartha Magazine since 2019.

Rubén Valdez (Mexico, 1986) studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio (MSc 2011) and visual arts at the Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (MAV 2015). He has worked between Switzerland and Mexico in the fields of architecture and contemporary art. Since 2015 he is a member of the editorial board of Cartha magazine and since 2016 he is head of Design research at the Atelier de la Conception de l'espace (ALICE) at EPFL.


Title CARTHA Magazine
Authors Various
Editors Ainsley Johnston, Francisco Moura Veiga, Amy Perkins and Rubén Valdez. Pablo Garrido I Arnaiz is in charge of exhibitions.
Publisher CARTHA (digital), Park Books (books)