The work of Archistophanes focuses on making architecture in digital, interactive, and social media, where ownership is communal and subject matter changes as quickly as users can click the ‘share’ button. Within this culture of reposting, reblogging, and retweeting is the opportunity to modify and subvert prevailing tendencies. Combine this with the ease with which anyone can alter images to create virtual worlds, and you are left with an increasingly fuzzy area between the so-called virtual and real.
Reality Cues – a combination of ‘reality check’ and ‘visual cues’ – is a public experiment in communication and design. Through open competitions and invited submissions, Reality Cues presses architects to explore and question the techniques and conventions or tropes upon which architects rely to communicate ideas concerning space, form and use, with a special concentration on the visualization of contemporary social values systems. The goal of Reality Cues is to amass a collection of exemplary tropes, analyze their value, and re-disseminate them to be exploited smartly and with precision.
The Age of the Architect is coming.
Recent Press
Le Cor(nudier) on domus – Domus loves Le Cor(nudier) Competition
Trump Wall Charrette on FastCoDesign – Designers Give Trump The (Metaphorical) Wall He Deserves
Trump Wall Charrette on Bustler – Good Walls Winners Announced!
Trump Wall Charrette on The Architect’s Newspaper – Good Walls Winners Announced!
Archistophanes interviewed by Paleofuture – Inside the Fakes Factory: My Chat With a Viral Image Creator
Archistophanes interviewed by Mies van der Rohe Society – A Covert Architects’ Collective
Graffiti Lab’s work on Japanese Gameshow
Le Cor(nudier) Winners Announced on Architizer and Flavorwire


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