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Under the Domes

BY KAMU KAKIZAKI
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2018

Julie Decker delivers a broad-ranging essay on the role of domes in architecture, science and politics.  From her own childhood dome-home in Anchorage, Alaska to utopian visions for arctic mega-domes, this a lovesong to the uniquely round morphology.

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Heimat is a Feeling of Home

BY KAMU KAKIZAKI
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2018

Petra Sattler-Smith explains the untranslatable German term "heimat" on returning from a trip home to Darmstadt.  She shares progressive student-designed refugee housing and explores the universal importance of feeling at home.

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Invisible Architecture of Sound

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Jae Shin encourages you to hear the spaces you inhabit and contemplate how sound shapes our architecture and visa versa.  A self described "physics geek", he shares some of the beautiful form-making that propogates from the vibrations we hear.

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Check Your Glockenspiel

BY KAT MOORE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Kat Moore shares the diverse process of her practice as a multi-instrumental performer and song-writer.  Kat weaves in friends, community, political messaging and fun as core tenets of making music.

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The Mask that Found Me

BY DREW MICHAEL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Drew Michael shares his recent travels and inspiration for his artwork, often taking the form of masks. European owls and a surprise discovery in an Alaskan archeological dig figure into his recent work.

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Ricky Learns Everything

BY RICKY TEEL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Ricky Teel is a graphic designer by profession. But in this presentation he talks about all the other diverse things that he does and has had to learn as a creative freelancer. 

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Colombian-Alaskan Meditations

BY OSCAR AVELLANEDA-CRUZ
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz explores how his experiences immigrating from Colombia to Alaska and back have shaped his artistic output.  He discusses family, subsistence, the urban-rural divide in Alaska and more.

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Architecture in Northern Alaska.

BY KLAUS MAYER
IN ANCHORAGE

Klaus Mayer shares his experience designing housing in the remote northern community of Kivalina, Alaska and experimenting with growing mycelium to create building insulation.