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.
Launched in 2016, in response to the narratives that dominate architecture and design journalism and criticism, Loké Journal is a leader in the effort to actively widen the conversations that the field is having, by making space for a larger pool of experiences, ideas, and work.
The publication has variously featured important contemporary architects, designers, theorists, artists, and editors. This includes interviews with Paris-based architect India Madhavi, artist Nick Cave, Rwanda-based architects Active Social Architecture, Milan-based artist Nathalie du Pasquier, British design critic Alice Rawsthorn, architect and Columbia University Professor Andrés Jaque and many others.
Erandi de Silva is a Sri Lankan-British-Canadian Architect and Editor, currently based in Ghana. She is a graduate of London's Architectural Association.
She was Project Editor of the Phaidon title: 20th Century World Architecture, a book that expands the Modern and postmodern canon beyond the established Western scope, presenting a global view of the last century’s important works. More recently she was the Editor of BI Publication's FREE: Architecture on the Loose, which included contributors such as: Architecture Editor and Curator Kayoko Ota; Yale University Professor Keller Easterling; Bidoun Magazine and Tank Magazine Editor Shumon Basar, and many others. Her work has appeared in PIN-UP Magazine, Bidoun's With/Without, and is discussed in Keller Easterling's book: Extrastatecraft. She has given talks at the University of Rwanda and worked in offices such as Rem Koolhaas' AMO/OMA.
Through her current project Loké, she continues exploring themes of liberation in her work.