Article Number: 1876
Hard Cover, English, Thread Stiching, 334 Pages, 2006, Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst

Did soneone say participate?

An Atlas of Spatial Practice

"A report from the front lines of cultural activism looks at spatial practitioners who actively trespass into neighbouring or alien fields of knowledge." (Markus Miessen & Shumon Basar)

What was once seen as the defensive preserve of architects – mapping, making, or manipulating spaces- has become a >new culture of space< produced and shaped by and ever increasing number of disciplines. Did Someone Say Participate? Showcases a range of forward thinking practitioners and theorists who actively trespass – or participate – in neighbouring or alien knowledge spaces. Deviating from the majority of architectural publications that doggedly return to the architect-author in the centre of spatial production, this book embraces a distinctly inclusive view. It argues for a re-evaluation of architecture beyond the traditional definitions of built substance into the possibility of an architecture of knowledge that is being built up, importantly, by architects eschewing conventional practice and non architects participating in space: thus becoming what is termed here >>spatial practitioners<<. They share an essential interest: the understanding, production and altering of spatial conditions as a pre-requisite of identifying the broader reaches of political reality. (Markus Miessen & Shumon Basar)

mit Beiträgen von Åbäke, Shumon Basar, Johanna Billing, Celine Condorelli & Beatrice Gibson, Keller Easterling, Francesca Ferguson, Justin Frewen, Stephen Graham, Joseph Grima, Mauricio Guillen, Michael Hirsch, Bernd Kniess & Meyer Voggenreiter, Armin Linke, Brendan McGetrick, John McSweeney, Markus Miessen, Matthew Murphy, Lucy Musgrave & Clare Cumberlidge, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bas Princen, Wendy Pullan, Frank van der Salm, Luke Skrebowski, R&Sie(n) with Pierre Huyghe, Peter Weibel, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and Eyal Weizman