The Agent is a bi-annual publication by The Urban Works Agency, which charts new trajectories of urbanism, landscape, geography, and architecture. Established by Neeraj Bhatia and Christopher Roach, The Agent forecasts the medium of discussion in the form of interviews that provide insight into urban issues typically not documented through books or exhibitions.
Issue 0 considers how increasingly large swaths of the urban territory are being produced not as acts of spatial design, but as economical and logistical organizations of the landscape, and how design can have agency in these discussions. Featuring interviews with Keller Easterling and Neil Brenner.
Issue 1 of The Agent considers if coherence is necessary at the scale of a city and if such a goal is achievable today. Featuring interviews with Pier Vittorio Aureli and Xaveer de Geyter.
Issue 2 of The Agent examines the topic of Urgency and the ways that designers can engage in pressing urban issues. It asks how design can be the major driver to effect cultural changes that also respond to environmental transformations. Featuring interviews with Albert Pope and Sheila Kennedy.