After a brief hiatus, Rumor, the Princeton School of Architecture dean's newsletter started by Stan Allen and revived by Mónica Ponce de León in 2016, has been consensually hijacked to now circulate op-ed reviews of new buildings. Working with the language of critiques and proposals rather than abstract speculations, each issue will take the format of a case study: 1 Author/1 Building.*
Rumors will help decipher what is good or bad architecture, and why. We think criticism should use concrete details to assess buildings within broader concepts: architectural, political, or otherwise. By making value judgments at the scale of walls, stairs, windows, and doors, we hope to build contemporary ideologies for architecture.
Bi-weekly, Rumors are started and spread through an e-blast, forwarded, or printed, folded and passed as notes.
*Here a building can also be a complex, a plaza, a tent, a pavilion, a room. It is a piece of the world that someone physically constructed after 1993.
With support from the Princeton School of Architecture.
Contact Michaela Friedberg, Carly Richman, and Daniel Maslan at [email protected].
Designed and built by Will Rhodes.
Submit 60-600 words and any relevant imagery (graphics, photos, drawings) arguing for or against a project built after 1993.Submit