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
- University of Nebraska Press
- Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, Fall-Spring 2019-20
- pp. 47-71
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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 that made it effective in the translation of ideas: its marginality, vagueness, and egalitarianism.