Loké Journal examines the art of making as an inclusive, cross-cultural, and global pursuit. We offer nuanced perspectives on the complex and varied realities of international design production. Written primarily by practicing architects, Loké Journal draws connections between distinct and intersecting spaces of making.
A LOOK INSIDE
'I wanted to find a structure which was ... destruction-proof in an aesthetic sense ... No doubt the occupants would do what they wanted to with it right away—which is fine!' —André Studer
From 'The Grid, The Courtyard, The Satellite Dish', by Jack Murphy.
'I use as many forms of narration as a mute medium can: written language, visual language, and the performed language of bodily gestures. My clothing lives somewhere between these languages.'
From 'With/Without Words', an interview with designer Zeynab Izadyar of VVORK VVORK VVORK.
'I love the idea that no matter how crazy my forms get, after all is said and done it's still a chair or a table. There is an entry point for a lot of people. I want to establish somewhat of an even ground between the audience and myself right away ... A work that functions on a physical level with an audience creates a shared experience, rather than presenting a singular vision.'
From 'Depth of Surface', an interview with the artist Chris Schanck.
'The influence of the Global North is so powerful. You can see its impact on students and designers throughout the region—skyscrapers are the same everywhere, for example. I think we should advocate for a new direction for architecture—not just copy-paste from elsewhere.'
From 'Tools for Empowerment', our interview with Active Social Architecture.
Abel Sloane, Founder of 1934
Thank you for putting together something focused away from the usual spotlight with regards to design and architecture.
Savia Shah, Founder of Third Edit
I feel like this journal represents me. It gets me. I see myself in it. This is a new and welcoming feeling.