Today, we understand that the complexity of our world, and the diversity of voices that compose it, have created a multiplicity of formal expressions, interpretations, and desires that reflect the way we live, define, and inhabit our spaces. Architecture has always had the power to become one of the utmost collective representations of an epoch: it materially manifests the ultimate milestones of the spirit of its time to confront the unbearable lightness of being. That is why we created NESS: a media platform about architecture, life, and urban culture. From philosophy to slang, words and the way we use them are being reinvented. That-ness, coolness or otherness, are all signified to innovate contemporary ways of thinking. NESS is a suffix that gives an adjective or pronoun the possibility of becoming a noun. It invokes new ideas, senses, and meanings. It is playful, suggestive, and edgy.
On our third issue, titled What’s an Object? Timothy Morton talks about the present with Florencia Rodriguez, Martin Cobas rifles through Lina Bo Bardi’s cabinets, Isabella Moretti details the debates triggered by two models, Penelope Dean brings tables to the foreground, Ludovico Centis collects relics from his travels, curators from the Canadian Centre for Architecture reframe two archival objects. Also, we ask Jayne Kelley, Laura González Fierro, and the Estévez Ickx family to embody one building; the NESS editorial team redraws single projects.