2017.04.01 // Joseph and Zack Morrison are selected as summer teaching fellows at Lawrence Tech University's Critical Practice Studio.
2017.03.28 // Joseph and Zack Morrison speak at Wednesday Episode "On Fairy Tales" at UIC School of Architecture, moderated by Stewart Hicks.
2017.03.01 // Joseph and Julia Sedlock's essay 'A Call for Caricatures' is published in Log 39: The Possibility of Architecture in the Age of Trump.
2016.12.14 // Joseph and Zack Morrison's reporting on the #StopThePop Chicago bungalow preservation campaign (and an accompanying collage) appears in The Architect's Newspaper.
2016.11.11 // Joseph and Julia Sedlock present "Creatures Afield: Drawing the Dioramatic Caricature" at inaugural Drawing Futures conference, hosted at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
2016.09.30 // UIC's Fresh Meat releases issue VIII, featuring Joseph and Zack's collage "Second City Outtakes: A Ditty on the City."
2016.07.29 // Joseph's article on the Milwaukee Arts Barge appears in the The Architect's Newspaper
2016.07.29 // Joseph is a guest critic at the University of Illinois Chicago for the YArch Summer Program final reviews.
2016.05.09 // Joseph is a guest critic at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago for spring final reviews.
2016.04.26 // Joseph is a guest critic at the University of Illinois Chicago for Allison Newmeyer's undergraduate studio final reviews.
2016.03.21 // Joseph is a guest critic at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago for Andrew Santa Lucia's undergraduate studio reviews.
2016.03.16 // Joseph's observations on Moving Everest Charter School in Chicago's Austin neighborhood appear in The Architect's Newspaper.
2015.12.15 // Zack Morrison & Joseph Altshuler's letter and drawing I've Seen You Here and There is published in Blank Space's Dear Architecture book, a collection of illustrated open letters to the discipline of architecture.
2015.12.15 // Joseph Altshuler is a guest critic at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the master's thesis final reviews.
2015.12.04 // Joseph is a guest critic at the University of Illinois Chicago for Stewart Hicks's undergraduate studio final reviews.
2015.11.05 // Joseph is a guest critic at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago for Sam Stewart-Halevy's graduate studio reviews.
2015.10.08 // Joseph presents 'Friendly Characters: From Projective to Narrative' at the ACSA 2015 Fall Conference hosted by the Syracuse University School of Architecture.
2015.02.25 // Joseph's essay 'Animate Architecture: Twelve Reasons to Get in Character' is published in Log 33.
2014.12.18 // The fifth issue of SOILED, entitled Cloudscrapers, is released! Cloudscrapers marks the second in a series of newly-designed issues produced at a local print house in limited edition.
2014.12.05 // Joseph's essay 'Pregnant Poché' is published in PLAT Journal's issue 4.0 "en masse."
2014.09.10 // Gulf Coast Bestiary is featured on CLOUDZ WATCHING.
2014.03.10 // Oscar Upon A Time wins 3rd place out of over 300 entries in Blank Space's Fairy Tales Competition—a contest billed as the "first ever architecture storytelling competition." Read the full fairy tale here.
2014.03.02 // Joseph's essay 'Post-Post Occupancy: A Monument's Afterlife' is published in POST Magazine's issue no. 04. Read the full text here.
2014.01.10 // Acrostic poem, typographic ABC poster, and images from Over the Freeway & Thru the Neighborhood featured on CLOUDZ WATCHING.
2013.11.13 // Joseph Altshuler presents On The Fence at PechaKucha Night Houston, Volume #5.
2013.10.11 // Joseph's essay 'A Casting Call for Affectual Characters' is published in Pidgin Magazine's issue no. 16 on Fiction.
2013.08.25 // The fourth issue of SOILED, entitled Windowscrapers, is released! Windowscrapers marks the first in a series of newly-designed issues produced at a local print house in limited edition. The issue was funded with the support of 165 generous Kickstarter backers.
2012.03.23 // Cropped Rotations wins honorable mention in Architecture for Humanity's ACTIVATE! Temporary Public Space Design Competition.
2012.02.05 // The third issue of SOILED, entitled Platescrapers, is released: order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF! Contributors to this issue include Stewart Hicks, Allison Newmeyer, Joseph Altshuler, Annie Lambla, Thomas Hillier, Greg Corso, Kyle Andrew Sturgeon, Eylül Kethüda Wintermeyer, Francesco Vedovato, and Katherine Darnstadt.
2011.09.23 // Fin's Labyrinth wins the suckerPUNCH competition for a center for urban farming in Brooklyn, NY!!
2011.09.06 // Joseph co-emcees PechaKucha Night Chicago, Volume #19 at Martyrs'.
2011.08.12 // The second issue of SOILED, entitled Skinscrapers, is released: order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF! Contributors to this issue include Revital Cohen, Sarah Ross, Matthew Harlan, Maegan Magathan, Stephanie DeGooyer, Gabriel Gerlinger, Jimenez Lai, Kate Hadley Williams, James Toftness, and Ania Jaworska.
2011.07.18 // Joseph speaks at the AIA Young Architect's Forum RAW Humor event, this Tuesday night at 7pm @ Rodan in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood!
2011.06.21 // Joseph is featured on Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blog, bridging the gap between theatre and architecture.
2011.06.18 // Joseph presents the design and process for Whittier School's LaCasita Field House Renovation, on behalf of Architecture for Humanity Chicago at The Air We Breathe symposium, hosted by Design Makes Change in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
2011.06.14 // Joseph presents recent work at the Guerrilla Truck Show PechaKucha at the Chicago Artists' Coalition (217 N. Carpenter).
2011.04.09 // SOILED UN/EARTHED celebrates the release of SOILED and re-mediates the work of Groundscrapers. Festivities took place at the In the Table Gallery (7510 N. Wolcott) in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood.
2011.04.02 // SOILED Groundscrapers is featured on ArchDaily.
2011.03.26 // Fresh Moves, a mobile produce market housed in a decomissioned CTA bus, takes its maiden voyage through the Lawndale neighborhood. See photos from the launch event. Project in concert with Architecture for Humanity Chicago.
2011.03.11 // SOILED is included on ARCHI-ZINES, a new showcase of fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative discourse to the established architectural press! Special thanks to Elias Redstone.
2011.03.08 // SOILED is interviewed by The Pop-Up City. Special thanks to Brendan Cormier.
2011.02.02 // SOILED is a semiannual journal that employs narratives, manifestoes, mappings, ephemera, and live events to mediate its architectural discourse to the broader public. The inaugural issue, entitled Groundscrapers, is now available: order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF! Contributors to this issue include the Department of Unusual Certainties, Stewart Hicks + Allison Newmeyer, Rael San Fratello Architects, John Szot Studio, Dan Weissman, and Katherine Darnstadt.
2010.10.22 // PARK(ing) Day photo gallery uploaded!
2010.10.22 // CARTOGRAM site is re-booted.
2010.09.17 // CARTOGRAM designed the signage for a PARK(ing) Day installation in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood at 2338 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in concert with Architecture for Humanity Chicago. The installation featured street furniture modules designed by MAS Studio. As a day-long celebration of public space, several events took place at the installation including a yoga demonstration, script readings, lawn games, and an evening film screening.
2010.08.07 // Joseph presents recent work at Division|Collective's First Saturday Salon at the Rumble Arts Center, 3413 W. North Avenue, in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood.
2010.06.21 // CARTOGRAM Beta Site goes live!
2010.06.21 // de[FENCING] published in MAS Context, Issue 6 | AMUSEMENT.
2010.03.16 // Joseph Altshuler, Eylül Kethüda, and Juliann Elliott's "Impromptu Vendor" is a finalist in Architecture for Humanity's Street Furniture Competition.
2010.03.02 // Joseph presents CHIRP! at PechaKucha Night Chicago, Volume #13.
2009.09.02 // REAR WINDOW: stories in architectural section! published in thawed, Volume 1, Number 1, in "Field Correspondence."