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Issue 27: Order; Disorder
This issue of Scroope, which includes both articles and projects, examines order and disorder in architecture and cities in different times and scales, questioning their relevance for today and the future.

Much effort has been invested in creating sets of values and rules that produce harmony, proportion and civility—the promises of order. On the other hand, disorder has been seen as a lack, a negative state of incompleteness, chaos, or threat; to be ‘out of order’ is to be inappropriate or broken. Just as order can be sinister, can disorder be virtuous? What are the implications for buildings and cities if it is disorder, rather than order, that is desired? Are order and disorder inevitably a dichotomy, or is their relationship more nuanced?

Andy Bolnick, Alfredo Brillembourg, Georgios Chatzopoulos, Joseph Choma, Vicky Christakou, Matthew Gandy, Ozana Gherman, Eefje Hendriks, Sam Holleran, Hubert Klumpner, Christos-Georgios Kritikos, Scott Lloyd, Sol Pérez Martínez, Patricia Mato-Mora, Farshid Moussavi, François Penz, Dena Qaddumi, Jeffery Roberson, Yannick Scott, Alex Young-Il Seo, Sofia Singler, Rachel Smillie, Hanne Vrebos, Joop de Zwart

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