Pin-Up #36

Few things are more mind-bending than the process of building. During those messy stages of construction, every wall, column, and floor is anticipated as a step toward completion. But what if the job is never finished?

In a world where the illusion of certainty no longer holds, humanity has inured itself to a perpetual state of ambiguity, one we can either embrace or endure. That’s easier said in times of peace than of war when carefully built worlds are not only mercilessly destroyed, but every effort is made to crush all hope of liberation and reconstruction. Architects don’t have to side with the victors; custodians of memory, they can foster hope and connection when destruction seems irreversible.

But construction is not just about physical structures; it’s about the intangible spaces we inhabit — the realms of imagination, creativity, and possibility. It’s about those who dare to challenge the status quo and redefine the boundaries of what is possible. This issue is by and about those whose minds are perpetually building. So please don’t excuse our appearance while we’re under construction — it’s the only way we know to be.