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See detailTexte zur Kunst
KELM, ANNETTE; OEHLEN, ALBERT; RUFF, THOMAS et al

Article for general public (2020)

Putting together an issue on algorithms as a pandemic is raging can feel like a performative act. The more uncertain our ability to contain the virus is, the more predictable and controllable our actions ... [more ▼]

Putting together an issue on algorithms as a pandemic is raging can feel like a performative act. The more uncertain our ability to contain the virus is, the more predictable and controllable our actions must be to curb its spread. However, predictability and regularity are key features of both the IT-based and social algorithms that govern our lives. In analyzing and discussing the influence of algorithms along social differences, this issue of Texte zur Kunst homes in on highly various aesthetic practices in order to pinpoint those differences. These practices are hardly limited to what is conventionally described as art, let alone high art, yet each contribution is very clear on one crucial point: the life of society keeps eluding the figures – the numbers, images, and ideas – that circulate about it. [less ▲]

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See detailMark Wigley - Konrad Wachsmann’s Television Post-architectural Transmissions
Miessen, Markus UL; Hirsch, Nikolaus

Book published by Sternberg Press (2020)

In this provocative intellectual biography, architectural historian Mark Wigley makes the surprising claim that the thinking behind modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann’s legendary projects was dominated ... [more ▼]

In this provocative intellectual biography, architectural historian Mark Wigley makes the surprising claim that the thinking behind modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann’s legendary projects was dominated by the idea of television. While architecture is typically embarrassed by television, preferring to act as if it never happened, Wachsmann fully embraced it. Investigating the archives of one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, Wigley scrutinizes Wachsmann’s design, research, and teaching, closely reading a succession of unseen drawings, models, photographs, correspondence, publications, syllabi, reports, and manuscripts to argue that Wachsmann is an anti-architect—a student of some of the most influential designers of the 1920s that dedicated thirty-five post–Second World War years to the disappearance of architecture. Wachsmann turned architecture against itself. His hypnotic projects for a new kind of space were organized around the thought that television liberates a different way of living together. Wachsmann dissolved buildings into pulsating mirages that were a huge influence on the experimental avant-gardes of the 1960s and 1970s. But Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-architectural Transmissions demonstrates that this work was even more extreme than the experiments it inspired. The book offers a forensic analysis of a career to show that Wachsmann developed one of the most compelling manifestos of what architecture would need to become in the age of ubiquitous electronics. [less ▲]

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See detailMonocle
Miessen, Markus UL

Article for general public (2020)

Monocle’s July/August issue is a celebration of the city – it spotlights the cities, leaders and luminaries shaping urban life for the better. We’ve doubled down on our reporting and scoured the globe for ... [more ▼]

Monocle’s July/August issue is a celebration of the city – it spotlights the cities, leaders and luminaries shaping urban life for the better. We’ve doubled down on our reporting and scoured the globe for outposts of opportunity worth uncovering. Plus: we profile 20 urban projects that are adding a sense of purpose to planning: from skinny parks in Seoul to libraries in Nairobi and somewhere to swim in Stockholm. [less ▲]

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See detailNext Para-Plattformen Die Raumpolitik des Rechtspopulismus
Miessen, Markus UL; Ritts, Zoë; Bratton, Benjamin et al

Book published by Merve (2020)

Para-Platforms investigates the social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Three case studies—presented in a symposium organized by Markus Miessen at the Gothenburg Design Festival in ... [more ▼]

Para-Platforms investigates the social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Three case studies—presented in a symposium organized by Markus Miessen at the Gothenburg Design Festival in November 2017—form the core of this collection of essays: journalist Hannes Grassegger on Trump and Brexit; architectural theorist Stephan Trüby on spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and Christina Varvia on Forensic Architecture’s investigation of the murder of Halit Yozgat, a young German man of Turkish descent, at the hands of a far-right group in 2006. The presentations are reproduced along with the ensuing conversations with Miessen and the audience members. An essay by design scholar Mahmoud Keshavarz opening the book discusses the capacity of design to create conditions for certain politics to occur. Among the other theoretical, artistic, and historical contributions in the reader, editor Zoë Ritts interviews artist Wolfgang Tillmans regarding his pro-EU poster series, the ongoing project truth study centre, and guest-edited volume What Is Different? The volume concludes with a comic by artist Liam Gillick animating a block of granite—culled from the Swedish quarry responsible for extracting the red granite intended for the Third Reich’s architectural ambitions—as the messiah of spatial and material politics. [less ▲]

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See detailARCH+
Hartbaum, Verena; Ngo, Anh-Linh; Trüby, Stephan et al

in Arch + (2019), 235

Geradezu seismografisch scheint die Architektur Entwicklungen vorwegzunehmen, die wir gemeinhin mit dem Erstarken der Neuen Rechten in den letzten Jahren in Verbindung bringen, die jedoch so neu nicht ist ... [more ▼]

Geradezu seismografisch scheint die Architektur Entwicklungen vorwegzunehmen, die wir gemeinhin mit dem Erstarken der Neuen Rechten in den letzten Jahren in Verbindung bringen, die jedoch so neu nicht ist, wie Stephan Trüby, der das Projekt „Rechte Räume“ initiiert hat, in seinem Grundlagenbeitrag herausarbeitet. Die architekturpolitische Ideologisierung mit der national­konservativen Wende der sogenannten ­Berlinischen Architektur, auf die ARCH+ bereits 1994 mit dem Heft Von Berlin nach Neuteutonia aufmerksam gemacht hat (siehe auch ARCH+ 219: Klaus Heinrich: Dahlemer Vorlesungen – Karl Friedrich Schinkel / Albert Speer, 2015), geht der neurechten Entwicklung in der Gesellschaft Jahrzehnte voraus. Neu ist an der Neuen Rechten allenfalls die strategische und qualitative Veränderung, die den Rechtsextremismus normalisiert. In ihrem Triumphzug führt die Neue Rechte als Beute die Baukultur als identitätspolitisches Programm mit. Damit dringt sie tief in die bürgerliche Mitte ein, schließlich ist niemand gleich rechts, nur weil er oder sie Rekonstruktionen schön findet. Deswegen war auch unser Aufruf zu einem Rekonstruktions-Watch im Sinne einer ideologischen Wachsamkeit gegenüber dem politischen Subtext solcher Projekte auf heftige Kritik gestoßen von Leuten, die sich nicht dem rechten Milieu zuordnen. Doch damit gehen sie den Rattenfängern auch schon auf dem Leim, die mit Begriffen wie „Schönheit“ und „europäische Stadt“ wirkungsvolle Nebelkerzen zünden. In diesem Zusammenhang wird deutlich, dass das nebulöse Label der europäischen Stadt von Anfang an anschlussfähig für das identitäre Programm der Neuen Rechten war. Was tun? Die Aufgabe ist es, mit Walter Benjamin gesprochen, „die Geschichte gegen den Strich zu bürsten.“ Das ist das Ziel dieser Ausgabe. [less ▲]

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See detailPara-Platforms: On the Spatial Politics of Right-Wing Populism
Miessen, Markus UL; Zoë, Ritts

Book published by Sternberg Press (2019)

Para-Platforms investigates the social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Three case studies—presented in a symposium organized by Markus Miessen at the Gothenburg Design Festival in ... [more ▼]

Para-Platforms investigates the social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Three case studies—presented in a symposium organized by Markus Miessen at the Gothenburg Design Festival in November 2017—form the core of this collection of essays: journalist Hannes Grassegger on Trump and Brexit; architectural theorist Stephan Trüby on spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and Christina Varvia on Forensic Architecture’s investigation of the murder of Halit Yozgat, a young German man of Turkish descent, at the hands of a far-right group in 2006. The presentations are reproduced along with the ensuing conversations with Miessen and the audience members. An essay by design scholar Mahmoud Keshavarz opening the book discusses the capacity of design to create conditions for certain politics to occur. Among the other theoretical, artistic, and historical contributions in the reader, editor Zoë Ritts interviews artist Wolfgang Tillmans regarding his pro-EU poster series, the ongoing project truth study centre, and guest-edited volume What Is Different? The volume concludes with a comic by artist Liam Gillick animating a block of granite—culled from the Swedish quarry responsible for extracting the red granite intended for the Third Reich’s architectural ambitions—as the messiah of spatial and material politics. [less ▲]

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See detailNINA VALERIE KOLOWRATNIK The Language of Secret Proof Indigenous Truth and Representation
Miessen, Markus UL; Hirsch, Nikolaus; STAMATOPOULOU, Elsa et al

Book published by Sternberg Press (2019)

In The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik challenges the conditions under which Indigenous rights to protect and regain traditional lands are currently negotiated in United States legal ... [more ▼]

In The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik challenges the conditions under which Indigenous rights to protect and regain traditional lands are currently negotiated in United States legal frameworks. The tenth volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series responds to the urgent need for alternative modes of evidentiary production by introducing an innovative system of architectural drawing and notation. Today, most Western legal forums utilized by Indigenous communities for recognition of their rights continue to employ evidentiary rules that do not allow for Native truths to be accepted as “reliable” evidence. When tribes are asked to provide proof of their traditional connection to the land, what Western legal forums accept as documentation does not truly represent or respect tribal culture and traditional formats of knowledge transfer. Kolowratnik’s research focuses on the double bind Pueblo communities in the American Southwest are confronted with when they become involved in a legal effort to reclaim and protect ancestral lands, since the process of producing evidence runs counter to their structural organization around oral history and cultural secrecy. The spatial notational systems developed by Kolowratnik with the support of Hemish people, members of Jemez Pueblo in northern New Mexico, and presented in this volume are an attempt to produce evidentiary documentation that speaks Native truths while respecting demands on secrecy. These systems also attempt to instigate a dialogue where there currently is none, deconstructing the fixed opposition between secrecy and disclosure within Western legal systems. [less ▲]

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See detailConditions of Political Choreography
Babias, Marius; Edelsztein, Sergio; Goltz, Sophie et al

Book published by CCA Tel Aviv (2018)

"Conditions of Political Choreography” was a joint project that took place in 2016 and 2017 at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. This project ... [more ▼]

"Conditions of Political Choreography” was a joint project that took place in 2016 and 2017 at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. This project pushed both formal and political boundaries through experimental works by internationally renowned artists, performers, theatre-makers, and dancers, who were invited to respond to each institution and its social-political context. [less ▲]

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See detail14 Tage. Ein Reisebericht
Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sorry Press (2018)

In „14 Tagen“ berichtet der Architekt Markus Miessen in Tagebuchform von seiner Thailandreise. Zwei Wochen hat der Autor durchgemacht, was Land und Touristenleute für ihn bereithielten. Für jeden der in ... [more ▼]

In „14 Tagen“ berichtet der Architekt Markus Miessen in Tagebuchform von seiner Thailandreise. Zwei Wochen hat der Autor durchgemacht, was Land und Touristenleute für ihn bereithielten. Für jeden der in Thailand war, erst gar nicht hinwill oder in Betracht zieht, dort Urlaub zu machen. Entspannung pur auf 80 Seiten. „Was mache ich hier?“ Arthur Rimbaud „Das ist nicht The Beach“ Danny (2) „Was soll das?“ Ulrich Wiegand „Kein Homo Faber“ Maria von Hartmann [less ▲]

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See detailPerhaps It Is High Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match
Avanessian, Armen; Bauwens, Lietje; De Raeve, Wouter et al

Book published by Sternberg Press (2018)

“Xeno” speaks to the turn away from “what is” toward “what could be”: the (as yet) unknown, the alien—having been employed in recent years through such speculative-political approaches as xenofeminism and ... [more ▼]

“Xeno” speaks to the turn away from “what is” toward “what could be”: the (as yet) unknown, the alien—having been employed in recent years through such speculative-political approaches as xenofeminism and xenopoetics. Perhaps It Is Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match documents a conversation series from January to March 2017 that explored what an intervention of the xeno might bring to bear on contemporary and future (infra)structure. This book aims to unpack the prefix, probing what it entails—not merely rhetorically but also as a means of practice, in an attempt to bring the ideas it contains more concretely into the domain of architecture. It proposes to link the more philosophical discussions on the notion of xeno with questions of instrumentalization and governance that are necessarily involved in the praxis of architecture. And it relates the significance of legal architecture and technologically driven transformation in the metaphysics of law back to the agenda of xeno-architecture. By researching how architects, artists, thinkers, and activists operating in the spatial field might endorse a process of “alienation” to confront global issues, this project attempt to re-radicalize spatial practice. [less ▲]

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See detailA City Curating Reader. Public Art Munich 2018
Warsza, Joanna; Reed, Patricia; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Motto Books (2018)

What is public in public art? What are the contingencies of working outside of the protection of the institutional walls? What makes city curating? This reader takes Munich as a case study, and documents ... [more ▼]

What is public in public art? What are the contingencies of working outside of the protection of the institutional walls? What makes city curating? This reader takes Munich as a case study, and documents the projects of PUBLIC ART MUNICH 2018 dealing with political, ideological and economical shifts, spanning from the founding of the Bavarian Soviet Republic in 1919 to the arrival of refugees at the Hauptbahnhof in 2015. It contextualizes art within the broader questions of the grammar of the public sphere and of what constitutes publicness today. It also reflects on the concept of context-specific city curating, performativity and art conceived in minutes rather than square meters. Art projects, conversations and essays plot a narrative of how art can cultivate encounters with the unpredictable, negotiate the uncommonness, and provoke the counter-publics to come. [less ▲]

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See detailSpaces of Uncertainty Berlin Revisited
Miessen, Markus UL; Cupers, Kenny

Book published by Birkhäuser (2018)

How has Berlin's urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up ... [more ▼]

How has Berlin's urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up images of urban fragmentation and vacant inner-city land. The book reveals the changing nature and complex politics of this open space. A rephotographing of sites between 2001 and 2016 shows how no man's land has made way for new apartments and underground hangouts have changed into commercial hubs, but it also transports us to remaining pockets of urban wilderness and unexpected freedom right next to the city's most iconic squares. The accompanying essays by noted urban thinkers explore this little-known but vital reserve--forcing us to reflect on our unrelenting efforts to chart the future of the city at large. [less ▲]

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See detailDistributed
Blamey, David; Haylock, Brad; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Open Editions (2018)

For those who would seek to influence others, the distribution of ideas is paramount. Similarly, for those holding ambition to secrete knowledge for reasons of authority dissemination is key. The same ... [more ▼]

For those who would seek to influence others, the distribution of ideas is paramount. Similarly, for those holding ambition to secrete knowledge for reasons of authority dissemination is key. The same, however, goes for those who seek to protect the fruits of intellectual labour for reasons of profit or ethical concern. This new volume in the Occasional Table series of critical anthologies focuses attention on the act of distribution as a subject for serious creative consideration and one of great social and economic importance. [less ▲]

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See detailMetropolitan Life
POUSTTCHI, BETTINA; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Scheidegger & Spiess (2018)

Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and photography. Her large-scale installations investigate the history ... [more ▼]

Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and photography. Her large-scale installations investigate the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space from a transnational perspective, and have gained her international recognition and praise. This book features Pousttchi’s new photographic installation at Nivola Museum in Orani on the Italian island of Sardinia. She chose the Metropolitan Life Building on 1 Madison Avenue in Manhattan as her subject for this piece. Criticized for its blatant Italian references at the time of its completion in 1909—and the world’s tallest structure until 1913—the building displays a hybrid identity, recalling cultural and temporal-spatial dislocations between the Old and the New World, Renaissance and Modernism. Published alongside the images of Metropolitan Life and other works by Pousttchi are an essay by art historian Greg Foster-Rice and a conversation between the artist, critic, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and architect and writer Markus Miessen. [less ▲]

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See detailBlessing and Transgressing: A Live Institute
Ayas, Defne; Baudelaire, Eric; Bronson, AA et al

Book published by Witte De With (2018)

Published at the end of curator Defne Ayas' six-year directorship of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the institution's programs ... [more ▼]

Published at the end of curator Defne Ayas' six-year directorship of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the institution's programs and collaborations while ruminating on their realization. [less ▲]

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See detailANDREW HERSCHER Displacements Architecture and Refugee
Miessen, Markus UL; HIRSCH, Nikolaus

Book published by Sternberg Press (2017)

In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees ... [more ▼]

In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place. Andrew Herscher’s Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, the ninth book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, examines some of the usually disavowed but arguably decisive intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture—an art and technology of population placement—through the twentieth century and into the present. Posing the refugee as the preeminent collective political subject of our time, Displacements attempts to open up an architectural history of the refugee that could refract on the history of architecture and the history of the refugee alike. Andrew Herscher is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan with appointments in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Department of Art History. His publications include Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2010), The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2012), and, coedited with Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Spatial Violence (Routledge, 2016). [less ▲]

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See detailMetropolis M no.1
Miessen, Markus UL

in Metropolis M no.1 (2016)

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See detailOn Tempelhofer Feld
Deboosere, Benjamin; De Raeve, Wouter; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Spector Books (2016)

Tempelhofer Feld, the former inner-city airport of Berlin, has for several years been the stage for an ongoing contestation at all levels of society. The question of what to do with such an immense open ... [more ▼]

Tempelhofer Feld, the former inner-city airport of Berlin, has for several years been the stage for an ongoing contestation at all levels of society. The question of what to do with such an immense open space of four square kilometers in the middle of the city has unleashed an unprecedented chain of actions and reactions. On Tempelhofer Feld does not formulate yet another alternative design for the field. Instead, it searches for a nuanced and multilayered interpretation by means of a photographic documentation of the site and conversations with academics and spatial professionals. By going through the field’s recent history, situating it in the context of Berlin’s turbulent past, laying out the socio-demographic situation of the surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on urban development, and discussing master plans that “weren’t meant to be,” On Tempelhofer Feld reflects on the interaction between spatial practice and pressing societal concerns. [less ▲]

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