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Room is an architecture and design publication that was initiated by a group of students from the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). Each issue of the annual publication will explore a different distinguishable room and challenge its boundaries and demarcations, both material and immaterial. The inaugural issue will focus on the Bathroom, and will be released in the upcoming months with the generously donated support of Vancouver-based studio Post Projects, whose portfolio includes graphic and identity design for Umbra Shift, Western Front, and New Forms Festival.
Room has received submissions from contributors across a wide spectrum of professions and stages of their careers, from architects to artists to writers to ceramicists. These submissions include a rewritten narrative from British filmmaker Peter Greenaway on his 1985 documentary “26 Bathrooms.” The publication will also include original interviews and essays by Leonard Koren, founder of “WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing” and author of “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers,” and Christie Pearson, a Toronto-based architect and editor of “Scapegoat.” Other contributors include The Open Workshop and Studio VARA (San Francisco), MILLIØNS (Los Angeles), and the Vancouver-based artist Reece Terris.
Even before its initial launch, the editors of Room have been invited to share their experiences and research thus far in “Canadian Architect,” and in international exhibitions on architectural theory. The publication also hosted a sold-out event with New York based artist and architect Alex Schweder in at Vancouver’s Inform Interiors in February 2018 with the support of the Leslie Van Duzer Legacy Fund.