Site Magazine | Series 1: Issue 1 | Healed Outcomes
The Site Magazine is an independent journal that addresses diverse issues pertaining to our built environment. Through a range of writing types, design projects, and visual formats, each issue advocates for a critical consideration of the layered relations of our built environment posed from varied perspectives, including the cultural, political, formal, social, and ecological.
“Healed Outcomes” is a symbolic issue for The Site Magazine. It marks a break from our past and the numeration we have used for the last twenty years, and initiates our first series. This series will be published over the next three years and each issue will build on those preceding to explore how architecture can address today’s most pressing challenges. This first issue has long been in the works. Influenced by our discussions with Juhani Pallasmaa, who writes, “We are in constant dialogue and interaction with the environment, to the degree that it is impossible to detach the image of the self from its spatial and situational existence,” it was clear to us that the inextricable relationship between space and consciousness was a natural starting point for any ongoing discussion about architecture’s role in the world. Without question, the offering of spaces for individual and collective healing is a role that architecture has maintained over time and across cultures.