The Avery Review
Columbia University GSAPP Books
A Digital Periodical of critical essays on architecture
The Avery Review is a new online journal dedicated to thinking about books, buildings, and other architectural media. We see the genres of the review and the critical essay as vital but still underutilized ways of exploring the ideas and problems that animate the field of architecture, and we hope to push these genres beyond their most familiar forms, whether journalistic or academic. Our aim is to explore the broader implications of a given object of discourse (whether text, film, exhibition, building, project, or urban environment). We are interested in reviews that test and expand the reviewer’s own intellectual commitments—theoretical, architectural, and political—through the work of others. The Avery Review will publish new content monthly during the academic year.
The Avery Review seeks out primarily reviews and critical essays, but also interviews and unexpected forms of engagement. We envision a typical length of 1,000-2,500 words, but welcome more expansive texts. We like stylish, concise, and accessible writing, and we invite our contributors to experiment with tone and format as suits their topic. Most of all, we hope to publish pieces that are consequential and earnestly felt.
We welcome submissions, pitches, comments, and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org