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The Architecture of Territory?
Cartha Magazine
Milica Topalovic
Fifty years after The Architecture of the City, should architects consider the Architecture of the Territory?

In the mid-1960s, Rossi’s book revolutionised ways in which architects engaged with urbanisation. The megalopolis, the urban region and the levelling of differences between the city and the countryside, were the characteristic urban phenomena of the period. Fifty years on, the scales of the urban have continued to magnify, and architectural tools for dealing with them have continued to erode. Rossi’s text remains relevant; it sounds even truer today. Should then the scope of the discipline of architecture be broadened once again, beyond the limits of the city, to include urban territories? Do the scales of urbanisation today demand a larger view?
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CARTHA was initiated in December 2014 as a non-profit, periodic, online magazine with a yearly focus on a selected topic. The editorial project also encompasses a series of events, printed posters and annual books.

Continuing with the year-long reflection on The Form of Form, Issue II invites you to analyse the current form of the city with The Architecture of the City (Aldo Rossi).
Revisiting The Architecture of the City seemed a necessary exercise in a moment where drastic changes in the way we read and form the city make it necessary to question the current state of architecture in the same way that Rossi questioned the modernist doctrine back in 1966.

Editorial Board: Elena Chiavi, Pablo Garrido i Arnaiz, Francisco Moura Veiga, Francisco Ramos Ordóñez, Rubén Valdez
Guest Editors Issue II — The Architecture of the City. A Palimpsest: Victoria Easton, Matilde Cassani, Noura Al Sayeh