Jill Magid: The Proposal
Nikolaus Hirsch, Carin Kuoni, Hesse McGraw & Markus Miessen (Eds.)
The eighth volume in the ongoing CSP series edited by Hirsch and Miessen, The Proposal focuses on American artist Jill Magid’s The Barragán Archives.
Toward a Participation as Critical Spatial Practice
Following the publication of architect/theorist Markus Miessen’s hugely successful The Nightmare of Participation, on the politics of participatory practices in architecture, spatial practices and art, and the initiation of the popular pocket series Critical Spatial Practice, comes his timely new book engaging the ethics and politics of practice, Crossbenching.
The “Bread & Butter” of Architecture:
Investigating Everyday Practices
Nelson Mota & Ricardo Agarez (Eds.)
The focus on star architects in contemporary Western architecture has marginalized the role of everyday practitioners and others who play vital roles in the field of architecture today.
Constellation of Awakening:
Benjamin and Architecture
Patrick Healy & Andrej Radman (Eds.)
Focusing on German cultural and architectural theorist Walter Benjamin’s “constellation of awakening,” TU Delft’s Footprint 18 investigates Benjamin’s conceptualization of “dialectical images,” his use of montage, his refusal of notions of both progress and decline, and his effort to demonstrate how images belong not only to a particular time but attain legibility only at a particular time.