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 FROMUSENET NEWSFEED AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE TO LARGELY ONLINE DISCUSSIONS. THESE RUNNING DISCOURSES RANGED FROMVERY 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.