En Pointe Vol. 1: Pittsburgh
Editors: Sarah Rafson and Ilana Curtis
Contributors: Sarah Rafson, Ilana Curtis, Kyleen Pickering, Aleeza Furman, Leah Wulfman, Sarah Grossman, Jakob Uhlenhopp, KelliLaurel Mijares, and Abigail Salmon
Photography: Ed Massery and Njaimeh Njie
Design: Mathew Chrislip
Sponsors: GBBN and Weisshouse
En Pointe is a series of conversations by Point Line Projects with people who push us to think critically about the fields of art, architecture, and design. The conversations dive deep into projects of many types, examining the creative process and constant search for meaningful impact in the design professions and beyond.
En Pointe began as a way to engage our colleagues and mentors in critical conversations and has grown into a collection of interviews spanning disciplines and geographies, with contributors from across the globe. To encourage a dialogue between our city and beyond, half of the subjects we feature are rooted in Western Pennsylvania. It is fitting, then, that our first print issue, En Pointe Vol. 1: Pittsburgh, is a love letter to the city where we are based. In this first print edition, Vol. 1 takes a broad and critical look at Pittsburgh, with its distinctive history and topography, through conversations that showcase a rich and thoughtful arts ecosystem. En Pointe Vol. 1: Pittsburgh features twelve interviews with architects, curators, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs helping to shape the future of the city’s built and cultural landscape.
En Pointe Vol. 1: Pittsburgh features interviews with: Seth Clark, Raymund Ryan, Mary-Lou Arscott, Paul Zelevansky, Mitch McEwen, Kilolo Luckett, Jose Carlos Diaz, Ingrid Schaffner, Gerard Damiani, Casey Droege, Anne Chen, Nina Barbuto. It also features photography by Pittsburgh-based photographers Njaimeh Njie and Ed Massery.