Our editorial work is channeled into two lines of production: the quarterly publication of ARQ journal and the edition of a wide array of books about architecture, landscape and the city — that to date make up a catalog of over a hundred titles.

Upcoming releases —






Closes: January 22nd, 2024

ARQ Journal 2024 Cover Design Contest


ARQ invites graphic design professionals and enthusiasts in related fields to participate in a cover design contest for the three issues slated for release in 2024. The aim is to create designs that reflect the unity among the three volumes, all centered around the theme of Collectivity, while acknowledging the specific approaches of each issue. For contest rules, submission guidelines and prizes, see here.



Latest bilingual titles (English & Spanish) —



ARQ 115 | Codesign?
(December 2023)


Stephannie Fell (ed.); several authors
Journal issue; softcover
20.6 x 27 cm | 148 pp.
Spanish / English



In the history of architecture, forces that threaten to put an end to the linear and authorial design process emerge every now and then. While the latest iteration seems to involve AI (Artificial Intelligence), the individual author has been sacrificed on numerous occasions through various means: by the promise of distributed authorship of the Internet and open-source movements in the 1990s, or the participatory turn of the 1960s, to name a few. However, the widespread promises of distributed authorship and participatory approaches from those years, with few exceptions, resulted in the continuation of traditional authorial practices or superficial commitments [...]. So, do we embrace co-design, or do we set it aside and move towards “the next big thing,” wearing the badge of a new trendy term?


“None of the processes of design portrayed by the articles or projects in this issue could be described as “simply linear” or attributed to just “one enlightened mind:” ideas circulate, many actors are involved, technical systems play their part.”


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Performative Objects and Spaces (november 2023)

Rodrigo Tisi
Softcover
17 x 24 cm | 223 pp.
Spanish / English

ISBN: 978-956-6204-11-4

“In our age of ecological and societal crises, it’s essential to understand how we activate environments that reciprocally activate us. Such performativity of spaces and things is central to Rodrigo Tisi’s theoretical practice as an architect, curator and interdisciplinary artist, here expressed through an impressive body of work in which he generously involves colleagues and students while engaging with diverse communities. This very notion of ‘generosity’ —a form of political love— is inherent to Tisi's design equation and the valuable contribution he makes to the field of performance design as a critical and empathic voice from the global south.” —Dr. Dorita Hannah


“Plaza Italia, in Santiago, is a space that has been radically transformed by body movements, and altered, both physically and conceptually, by a choreography of life and death. This transformation of the historic plaza is the focus of Rodrigo Tisi's brilliant publication. Through this fascinating case study, at a historic moment when a new constitution is being drafted, he attempts to respond to the essential challenge of our times: how do we live together? The publication itself becomes a space of resistance, as well as a space of hope, a shared space for a vibrant local community of artists, architects and a diverse group of intellectuals that are all working together with one simple but fundamental objective: to build a better world.” —Alfredo Jaar



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El Comendador 1936, Providencia, Santiago de Chile
Fono: +56 9 9995 5044 (número temporal) Lun-Vie 10:00 a 18:30 hrs editorial@edicionesarq.cl

Revista ARQ recibe el apoyo del Fondo de Publicaciones Periódicas de la Vicerrectoría de Investigación de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile a través del Fondo de Publicaciones de Revistas Científicas | © 1980-2022 Ediciones ARQ | Todos los derechos reservados ︎