Psychological Architectures
November 2017

Exterior reality reflects the interior. This relationship can extend in both directions. At home we may surround ourselves with significant objects and build our spaces into extensions of our mental states -- attics of memory, basements of the subconscious, rooms housing hopes, desires, and practical working recall. Conversely, city planning and civic architecture have long been tools to shape the psyches of their inhabitants from the top down, to utopian or dystopian purpose. But how is the mind itself structured? What can be observed from outside? Its complexity defies analogy, but we try anyway -- neurons may be forests of interlocked branches, interconnected circuits become labyrinths, the optic lobe the ultimate movie theater. This month's issue explores the dual subjects of psychology and architecture, winding through asylums and laboratories, family homes and crumbling apartment blocks that nonetheless nurture dreams. The design of our environments is inherently connected to and expressed by our thinking. Sometimes, inner and outer worlds may be the same.

Thought Broadcasting

by Nick Jordan
FILM

Apparatus Synapse

by William Noland
FILM

Fermat's Room

by Luis Piedrahita
FILM

Cascades

by Craig Ward
FILM

Biomaterials: Patent Solutions from Nature

by Jakob Kneser
FILM

The Last Humans

by Quentin Brière Bordier
FILM

Stories of the Sanatorium (Sanatoriet)

by Therese Jacobson
FILM

Radix

by Xenorama
FILM

Project X

by Henrik Moltke Laura Poitras
FILM

Waves '98

by Ely Dagher
FILM

Mind Frame

by Jake Fried
FILM

The End of Sitting

by Barbara Visser
FILM

Bluebrain: Year 7 Preview

by Noah Hutton
FILM

Notes from the Interior

by Ben Balcom
FILM

The Mess

by Peter Burr
FILM

Amnesiac on the Beach

by Dalibor Baric
FILM

Une Terre Familière

by Marianna Milhorat
FILM

Quiet Title

by Alina Taalman
FILM

Amygdala

by Jeannette Louie
FILM

After the Flood

by Joseph Dwyer
FILM
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