Design-L (v1 & v2)

THE DESIGN-LIST VERSION 1 BEGAN IN THE EARLY 1990S UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HOWARD RAY LAWRENCE AND THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY LISTSERVER. OVER THE NEXT DECADE THE LIST TRANSFORMED FROM A USENET NEWSFEED AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE TO LARGELY ONLINE DISCUSSIONS. THESE RUNNING DISCOURSES RANGED FROM A VERY WIDE RANGE OF INTERPRETATION OF ‘ART AND ARCHITECTURE,’ A CORE MISSION OF THE LIST, TO PROFESSIONAL, POLITICAL, EDUCATION, PHILOSOPHIC AL, AND OTHER PERSPECTIVES.

ULTIMATELY THE LIST FRACTURED IN 2004 AND THE DISCUSSION LIST WAS SPUN-OFF INTO DESIGN -L VERSION 2, TO ENABLE FURTHER EXCHANGE OF IDEAS WITHOUT THE CONSTRAINT, TH REAT, AND LIMITATIONS OF CENSORSHIP. BOTH LISTS REMAINED ACTIVE UNTIL 2004.