MAS Context releases its nineteenth issue, TRACE

© John Pobojewski

This issue explores physical remnants and selective memories, tangible and intangible reminders of a past that influence our present and future. At the same time, it discusses the traces that we continue to leave, both physical and digitally, and how those will affect us in the future. What are the consequences and opportunities that can emerge from the new traces we create? Who benefits from the generation of new traces? Which traces should we embrace and which ones should we dismiss or even fight against? Is ignoring all traces the only way to truly move forward and foster radical changes?

The nineteenth issue of the quarterly design journal MAS Context, TRACE, is already out. All the content is available for free at, where you can order a printed copy of the journal and download the electronic version. Contributions by José Abásolo, John Barber, Krishna Bharathi, John Joseph Burns, Andrew Clark, Frank Fantauzzi, Iker Gil, Greg Girard, Lisa Hirmer, Michael Hirschbichler, Matthew Hung, Jayne Kelley, Enric Llorach, Dennis Maher, Geoff Manaugh, Daniel Luis Martinez, Moby, Kamalini Mukherjee, Dimitra Ntzani, Charlie O’Geen, Andrew Ruff, Zoë Ryan, Kristine Samson, Ljubica Slavkovic, Sreedeep, Juan Carlos Tello, Frank Thiel, Nicola Twilley, Phreddy Wischusen, Richard Wright and John Pobojewski who is also the guest cover designer.

MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives who, together, instigate the debate. MAS Context is a not for profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

For further information or images, please contact:
Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context