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The Transition Translations: how marginality, vagueness and egalitarianism allowed an Australian architectural periodical to become a shared object and cross disciplinary boundaries

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Sawyer, M, The Transition Translations: how marginality, vagueness and egalitarianism allowed an Australian architectural periodical to become a shared object and cross disciplinary boundaries, Journal of Magazine Media, 20, (1 and 2) pp. 47-71. ISSN 2576-7887 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2020 Magazine Media Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Official URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/764791

DOI: doi:10.1353/jmm.2019.0025

Abstract

Published between 1979 and 2000, the Australian independent architectural periodical, Transition, was central to the transfer and translation of global architectural theory into Australian architectural discourse and practice. A hybrid periodical that resists simple classification, Transition was able to span boundaries between academia, practice, and theory, thus providing a shared object through which actors from varied disciplinary and professional backgrounds were able to work collaboratively. Framing the periodical as a boundary object, this paper identifies three characteristics which made it effective in the translation of ideas: its marginality, vagueness, and egalitarianism.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian architecture, visual culture, boundary objects, magazines
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Sawyer, M (Dr Mark Sawyer)
ID Code:138371
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2020-04-03
Last Modified:2021-04-28
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