MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate.
Our next issue will focus on the topic of OWNERSHIP.
The concept of ownership — possessing the exclusive rights and control over a property of any kind — has existed for centuries and in all cultures. Whether by state, collective or personal, ownership is a determining factor not only in our built environment, but in the way we shape our society, too. Yet what happens to ownership when the behaviors and needs of our society shift? What do we need to own, if anything at all? In every change, the redefinition provides new opportunities for our built environment.
For this issue, we are soliciting submissions of unpublished critical articles, design projects or photographic series that examine the significance, opportunities and consequences of ownership in our built environment.