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ARCH+ is Germany's leading magazine for discourse in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Each quarterly issue takes an in-depth look at a particular topic, taking up current discussions from other disciplines for the discourse on architecture and the city. Founded in 1967 in the spirit of emancipatory self-enlightenment, ARCH+ critically reflects on the social aspirations of the built environment.
In addition to our print publications, ARCH+ has developed various discursive formats. The ARCH+ features takes the discourse to relevant settings – such as cultural institutions, universities, and biennials. Within this framework, we also regularly invite visitors to view new, groundbreaking architecture. At our editorial offices, critical discourse is cultivated in the informal setting of the ARCH+ Salon. The ARCH+ displays are experimental exhibitions in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and design. In addition, we initiate large-scale, thematic research projects that are developed in collaboration with independent curators, experts, and associated cultural institutions.
These cultural and scientific activities, which go beyond our editorial work, are carried out by our nonprofit social enterprise, ARCH+ gGmbH. The contents of our discursive formats flow into ARCH+ to help ensure the journal's critical, nonprofit, journalistic independence. But our ambitious program cannot be financed through subscriptions and newsstand sales alone. You can support our cultural activities and research by becoming a member of our nonprofit charitable association and/or making a one-time or recurring donation to our nonprofit social enterprise.
ARCH+ is published by Nikolaus Kuhnert, Anh-Linh Ngo, and Günther Uhlig and supported by an advisory board that ensures strong links to the various fields of architectural knowledge. The ARCH+ advisory board is currently composed of the following distinguished experts: Arno Brandlhuber, Beatriz Colomina, Philipp Oswalt, Stephan Trüby, Mark Wigley, Karin Wilhelm, Georg Vrachliotis.
An energetic editorial team as well as a broad network of emerging and established scholars and practitioners create an environment in which new impulses can be rapidly addressed and implemented in projects aimed at shaping the discourse.
To learn more about the history and development of ARCH+, see the detailed entry on Wikipedia.