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No. 49
2021

2019 Google Scholar h5-index: 2
ISSN: 1091-711X E-ISSN: 2575-7338

Established in 1992, Thresholds is the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture. Each independently themed issue features content from leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture, art, and culture. The Thresholds advisory board, composed of internationally recognized figures in various fields of art culture, drives the development of each issue through intellectual support and the pursuit of high-quality submissions from fine arts, design, graphics, media arts and sciences, film, photography, and more.

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Thresholds 49: Supply takes stock of the ways that art and architecture have historically reflected, grounded, forecasted, and challenged the structures of supply. Contributions consider the term broadly: as both noun (reservoir, inventory, chain...) and verb (to equip, to fulfill, to endow…). They offer critical accounts of supply: its substance, systems of exchange, and the labor and technologies that enable and maintain it, from the catalog to the ledger, and the almanac to the algorithm. What is produced when art and architecture dream a world of infinite abundance? How do objects and spaces take shape in an economy of scarcity? How has interruption marked the history of supply, and how could supply suggest nourishment as much as extraction?

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