Welcome to the 14th edition of Glue: the official student journal for the Ball State University College of Architecture & Planning. The title of this edition is “Forward/Backward.” As we continue to grow and change as a journal we find ourselves simultaneously looking backward, at what we as a journal, and as a college have been/done; and continue to look forward to the future. It has been said that to be an architect is to be unapollegtically optimistic. To be a dreamer. Yet, in order to be relevant we must keep one foot in reality while our heads wander wonderfully into what ever cloud of curiosity we stumble upon.
Glue continues to progress, and are fortunate enough once again to be able to distribute free journals to all in the College of Architecture and Planning. Therefore, if this is your first time picking up a copy, welcome. If you are an old friend, welcome back. Inside you will find a collage of student work from all the majors spanning CAP, travel photos, interviews and more that chronicle the 2017-2018 CAP year. It merely scrapes the surface, as summarizing the chaos, stress and excitement of design school is close to impossible. But the good news is that the book is not really finished. It will return next year to try again. As any design student knows, a good project is never finished.
Here is to the future!
- Eric Peters
Editor-in-Chief, Glue 15