Volume VII, 2020
Editor’s Letter
Cindy Hernandez

This volume of Plot(s) is particularly resonant to a world now in a state of flux as a result of a pandemic.

Front Desk Brooklyn Public Library
Leaning In: The Importance of Sociomaterial Interaction at the Brooklyn Public Library
Zishan Jiwani

The front desk itself emerged as a critical player in both facilitating and disrupting conversation, comfort, and connection.

An Elusive Viewshed: An Investigation of United States’ Border Patrol Rescue Beacons in Arizona’s Western Desert
Tara Plath

Beacons have come under increased scrutiny in recent years as Border Patrol has expanded its surveillance and criminalization of humanitarian workers.

Modern Ascetics: The Presence of Spirituality in Minimalist Interiors
Olga Mironova

Can minimalism in Western secular society still preserve associations to divinity and spirituality, like those of monastery interiors?

Field Notes and Reflections as a Settler of Color
Prakash Krishnan

Exhibition Review: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, June 20, 2019–October 6, 2019

On Love, Affection, and Cities
Paula de Oliveira Camargo

A designer’s experience in the city is deeply linked to places where they develop affection.