• Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, Issues 44, 45, and 46
    Cynthia Davidson
    Anyone Corporation, 2019
    Anyone Corporation

A down-sized photo of the Vanna Venturi house interpolated to five percent of its original pixel density. From Michelle Chang, “Something Vague,” Log 44.

Now in its 15th year, Log publishes criticism and commentary in a literary format that allows for a meaningful discussion of the central concerns of architectural thinking and practice today. Each issue presents critical essays, interviews, speculations, and observations on current events that both sustains an international exchange of ideas in architecture and writes a record of architectural thinking and performance in our time. Published three times a year, "open" issues that consider multiple topics related to architecture and the city are punctuated by occasional thematic issues led by guest editors who have a particular expertise on a timely topic.

Cynthia Davidson, executive director of the Anyone Corporation, is the founding editor of Log (2003) and the former editor of Inland Architect (Chicago, 1983–90) and ANY magazine (New York, 1993–2000), as well as editor of the Writing Architecture Series books, published with MIT Press, and a writer herself. Since 1991, she has organized some 20 international multidisciplinary conferences on architecture and edited some 40 books. In 2014, Davidson received an Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2015–16, cocurated The Architectural Imagination exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice International Architecture Biennale, which in 2017 traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.

Anyone Corporation is a New York-based nonprofit architecture think tank established in December 1990. Its purpose is to advance the knowledge and understanding of architecture and its relationships to the general culture through international conferences, public seminars, exhibitions, and publications that erode boundaries and suggest links between disciplines and cultures.