Issue # 12 Architectural

Jan 24, 2013

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In Chicago, we are surrounded by buildings that define what it means to be a building. This can be inspiring as well as stifling. For the 12th issue of MAKE, we wanted to explore how building can be both a noun and a verb, a passive object and a living energy. Because our city, our language, is alive, and because we inhabit it as much as it inhabits us. Here you will find writing that builds and tears down, that clears space for itself and for you, dear reader.


  • Our City in Wartime
    Douglas W. Milliken
  • Town Council Orders an Evacuation
    Paul Pedroza
  • Building Girls
    Randa Jarrar
  • Chain-o-Link
  • The Water Tower Suffers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Steve Dahl Dreams of Demolitions That Never Were, John Wentworth Defends the Potential Awesomeness of Chicago, Wisconsin
    Michael Czyzniejewski


  • The Room
    Corey Zeller
  • This is Tossing
    Chris Wiewiora
  • Other People’s Wigs: Buying a New Life as Estate States
    Tovah Burstein
  • Ruckus with Dove and Cardinal, Story, Plaque, Universal Principle
    Lia Purpua
  • Other Rooms
    Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney


  • Amy Yoes
  • Leeza Meksin
  • Chris Millar

    On the Make

  • The Silver-Colored Yesterday: Breeding Chicory
    Joseph Drogos

    Art and illustration

  • Kevin Budnik, Siebren Versteeg, Rob Funderburk, Johnathan Crawford, Kelsey Zigmund, and Monika Pawlak

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