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By: Nikolaus Hirsch, Markus Miessen (Editors)
Sternberg Press, Berlin Germany, 2012.
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 4 1/8” x 6”
Cover: paperback
Binding: perfect bound
Process: offset
Color: color cover, b&w throughout with 8 pages of color illustrations
Edition Size: unknown
ISBN: 978-3-943365-27-6

A well-designed, pocket-size compendium devoted to critical spatial practice with more contributors than you can fit in a park-size collection of Occupy tents! Some of the 64 contributors include: Raqs Media Collective, Lars Bang Larson, Beatriz Colomina, Liam Gillick, Aaron Levy, Suhail Malik, Reinhold Martin, Naeem Mohaiemen, Jorge Otero-Pailos, John Rajchman, Dieter Roelstraete, Martha Rosler, Pelin Tan, Jalal Toufic, Felicity D. Scott, Pedro Reyes, Something Fantastic, Patricia Reed, Hu Fang, Simon Njami, Boris Groys, Tony Chakar, Kader Attia, Etcétera..., Hal Foster, Jesko Fezer, and many more.

From the publisher:

In September 2011, Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen invited protagonists from the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, and literature to reflect on the single question of what, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice. Most of the sixty-four contribu­tions presented in this volume were composed concurrently with the evictions of many of the Occupy movements, sustained turmoil in countries of the Arab Spring, and continued spasms in the global financial system, which, interestingly, all pointed at the question and problematic of whether archi­tecture and our physical environment can still be understood as a res publica. A response by the editors takes the form of a conversation.

This book is first in a series on critical spatial practice developed alongside the Städelschule program of the same name. Each edition includes work by invited artists—the first includes newly commissioned work by the photographer Armin Linke, who documented the Occupy camp around the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

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