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JoCA #1

The Journal of Civic Architecture includes essays, visual essays, drawings and design projects that relate architecture, photography, literature and criticism to city life. Each issue is edited by Patrick Lynch, sometimes alongside a guest editor, and addresses a series of unpredictable themes concerning urban culture and imagination.

Contributors to the first edition include Johan Celsing, Joseph Rykwert, Tom de Paor, Laura Evans, Cino Zucci, etc.

From the editorial

This first issue of the JoCA, published on Mid-Summer’s Eve 2018, somewhat deliberately brings together a series of themes that might be loosely described as portraiture. The question of architecture as autobiography reveals in fact that the civic character of Pleznik’s cemetery is the fruit of a profoundly emotional and empathetic imagination. Tom de Paor’s Palace cinema is not only the work of a powerfully situational memory, but also, I think, somewhere where the extreme atmospheric character of Galway merges with the dream world of film: an expanded threshold that frames the town as a subject of contemplation.

These, and the other projects, poems and essays in issue 1, locate creative energy in the city, in the everyday world of work and human meaning; suggesting I believe, that communicative cultural expression emerges from these common conditions, revealing them to us anew.'

Patrick Lynch