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See detail(IN)FORMAL L.A. The Space of Politics
Jones, Victor; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by eVolo (2014)

Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside ... [more ▼]

Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal LA explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects and interviews, (IN)formal LA embraces the quirky, celebrates the wide and embellishes the close range to expose the complex social organizations within this contemporary urban network. (IN)formal LA serves as both a textbook for classes in art and architecture, urban design, planning and theory in addition to responding to the increasing interest in the study of Los Angeles by scholars in other fields. The book provides an extended overview of the range and variety of urban issues that are critical to understanding present-day Los Angeles. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future Is Not What It Used To Be. 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial
Ryan, Zoë; Carruthers, Meredith; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Hatje Cantz (2014)

The type of work that designers are tackling has grown exponentially—from the design of our buildings, streets, education, food, and health care to the design of our communications, political, and ... [more ▼]

The type of work that designers are tackling has grown exponentially—from the design of our buildings, streets, education, food, and health care to the design of our communications, political, and economic systems and networks. Throughout history, manifestos have functioned as statements of purpose, stimulating an exchange of ideas. In a contemporary context, curators Zoë Ryan and Meredith Carruthers use the Biennial as a forum for posing questions and generating dialogue. How can we reconsider the manifesto, harnessing its power to frame pertinent ideas while exploring the new forms it might take? This richly illustrated volume presents more than fifty international projects by designers working across disciplines as well as essays by leading thinkers in design. The projects and thoughts are open to interpretation but have the potential to instigate new modes of thought and outcomes, encouraging us all to pause and think about the future. [less ▲]

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See detailToo Much World
Aikens, Nick; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings ... [more ▼]

Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings offer an astute, provocative, and often funny analysis of the dizzying speed with which images and data are reconfigured, altered, and dispersed, many times over, accelerating into infinity or crashing into oblivion. Published to accompany the artist’s survey exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Too Much World gathers a series of essays and close readings of Steyerl’s films from the past ten years. Newly commissioned texts by Sven Lütticken, Karen Archey, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Nick Aikens, alongside writings by Thomas Elsaesser, Pablo Lafuente, David Riff, and Steyerl, are spliced with over one hundred pages of color stills. This publication is a charged slideshow of the artist’s extraordinary investigations into the status, circulation, and materiality of images. [less ▲]

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See detailLeben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag
Folkerts, Thilo; Knobloch, Andrea; Vorkoeper, Ute et al

Book published by Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit (2014)

Leben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag« versammelt als Jahresausgabe 2014 des Onlinejournals »Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit« Beiträge aus verschiedenen disziplinären Blickwinkeln zu ... [more ▼]

Leben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag« versammelt als Jahresausgabe 2014 des Onlinejournals »Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit« Beiträge aus verschiedenen disziplinären Blickwinkeln zu künstlerischen Verfahren in Sphären des Öffentlichen. Im Zentrum der vorgestellten Konzepte und Projekte steht die alltägliche Erfahrung der Stadt, der gelebte Raum. [less ▲]

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See detailPromiscuous Encounters
Díaz, Francisco; Kolowratnik, Nina Valerie; López- Dinardi, Marcelo et al

Book published by GSAPP Books (2014)

Promiscuous Encounters, a day-long event organized by Francisco Díaz, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marcelo López-Dinardi, and Marina Otero Verzier and held at the GSAPP in March 2012, examined the interplay ... [more ▼]

Promiscuous Encounters, a day-long event organized by Francisco Díaz, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marcelo López-Dinardi, and Marina Otero Verzier and held at the GSAPP in March 2012, examined the interplay between the critical, curatorial, and conceptual capacities of architecture by asking a diverse group of theorists and practitioners to discuss their modes of promiscuous practice. Challenging the way in which a symposium is commonly recorded, for the discussion between Keller Easterling, Andrés Jaque, Reinhold Martin, Mitch McEwen, Markus Miessen, Felicity D. Scott, Pelin Tan, Rodrigo Tisi, and Mark Wasiuta, neither audio nor video recordings were made. [less ▲]

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See detailTerms of Exhibiting (from A to Z)
Reichensperger, Petra; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

This publication explores themes of the exhibition through its terms—not, however, to confine into isolated conceptual categories, but to interconnect. These terms characterize exhibiting and emphasize a ... [more ▼]

This publication explores themes of the exhibition through its terms—not, however, to confine into isolated conceptual categories, but to interconnect. These terms characterize exhibiting and emphasize a “between-ness.” Examining a term lays bare its ruptures, shifts, or recreations, as well as social, societal, and cultural changes that have the power to structure through historical conjecture. Almost fifty terms relevant to the making and discussion of exhibitions today have been compiled in Terms of Exhibiting (from A to Z), contributed by Liam Gillick, Manfred Hermes, Wojciech Kosma, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tobias Vogt, Jochen Volz, and June Yap, among others. Six essays investigate key terms raised by the three-part exhibition series “Terms of Exhibiting, Producing, and Performing” at Kunsthaus Dresden in 2012. Jan Verwoert reflects on the division of labor in artistic production, while Anke te Heesen presents a survey of the museum, collection, and exhibition. Markus Miessen discusses the advantages of curating institutions and inventing structures rather than merely implementing or appropriating them. The book also includes essays by Kirsten Maar, Ursula Panhans-Bühler, and Lee Weng-Choy. Each of the twelve conversations with various artists places one term under scrutiny within the context of their own artistic interests and practices—with reference to the term presence, Daniel Knorr explains the significance of materialization for his own creative process, while Brian O’Doherty discusses invention in relation to his practice. Each term generates further insight and reflection into each individual art practice. [less ▲]

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See detailJudgement
Colman, Scott; Witte, Ron; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Rice (2014)

This book illuminates a set of exchanges among architects, critics and art historians including Sarah Whiting, Hal Foster, Neil Denari, Ben van Berkel, Markus Miessen, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, R. E ... [more ▼]

This book illuminates a set of exchanges among architects, critics and art historians including Sarah Whiting, Hal Foster, Neil Denari, Ben van Berkel, Markus Miessen, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, R. E. Somol, and Brett Steele. First and foremost, Judgment is a conversation about architecture’s partisanships, the indispensable and biased engagements that catalyze architecture’s progress. Judgment is the result of a series of conversations that took place, and continue to take place, at the Rice School of Architecture. [less ▲]

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See detailDavid Hartt: Belvedere
Hartt, David; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Golden Age (2014)

Golden Age is pleased to present Belvedere, a solo exhibition and publication from Chicago-based artist David Hartt. Belvedere is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias – those ... [more ▼]

Golden Age is pleased to present Belvedere, a solo exhibition and publication from Chicago-based artist David Hartt. Belvedere is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias – those places where the ideal has been forced to morph and adjust to the reality of the surrounding imperfect world. It consists of formally austere photographs taken at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. Hartt’s subjects cover a broad ideological spectrum that highlight the range and potential of the American experience. The work in Belvedere focuses on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, originators of the Overton window, a policy framing device used to adjust public opinion on a particular subject by positing radical viewpoints and thereby shifting the frame of reference closer to an intended outcome. Belvedere, the accordant publication, consists of additional images from Hartt’s visit to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy along with an essay by curator Hamza Walker on “pulling back the frame.” The publication is designed by James Goggin; Design Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. [less ▲]

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See detailDer Heldengedenktag in der Wehrmacht
Janz, Nina UL

Bachelor/master dissertation (2013)

This study attempts to clarify how Heroes' Memorial Day was adapted against the background of the National Socialist concept, what means the Wehrmacht used, how the celebrations were held, what symbols ... [more ▼]

This study attempts to clarify how Heroes' Memorial Day was adapted against the background of the National Socialist concept, what means the Wehrmacht used, how the celebrations were held, what symbols and what rituals were used. Particular attention is paid to the celebrations among the troops in peace and in war. [less ▲]

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See detailDes reliques et des hommes : pratiques et discours à l’époque moderne
Weis, Monique UL; Peperstraete, Sylvie

Speeches/Talks (2013)

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See detailHumanities in a Digital Age: Using Digital Tools for Research and Teaching
Takats, Sean UL

Scientific Conference (2013, October 25)

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See detailD’autres Lumières
Weis, Monique UL

Speeches/Talks (2013)

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Peer Reviewed
See detailPassengers' Railway Identity in Socialist Romania during the 1950s and 1960s
Stefan, Oana Adelina UL

in Roth, Ralf; Jacolin, Henry (Eds.) Eastern European Railways in Transition 19th to 21th centuries (2013)

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See detailOrphan Works Best Practices Focus Group
Takats, Sean UL

Presentation (2013, September)

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See detailDer Standard
Miessen, Markus UL

in Der Standard (2013)

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See detailVolume (Critical) no. 36 From Written Word to Practiced Word
Miessen, Markus UL

in Written Word to Practiced Word (2013), 36

The critic is dead. Long live the network! So it goes in our world of diffuse and shared knowledge. But if criticism has evolved into criticisms, how can we interpret and learn from the babble of opinions ... [more ▼]

The critic is dead. Long live the network! So it goes in our world of diffuse and shared knowledge. But if criticism has evolved into criticisms, how can we interpret and learn from the babble of opinions? This dilemma comes in tandem with another: the crisis of publishing. With declining print sales and slashed subsidies, many critics are out of work. Two fundamental tasks lie ahead: reviving the productive value of criticism, and finding new profitable ways to broadcast it to the world. [less ▲]

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See detailThéologie et actualité des « guerres de religion »
Weis, Monique UL

Speeches/Talks (2013)

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Peer Reviewed
See detailEnhancement of Vibronic and Ground-State Vibrational Coherences in 2D Spectra of Photosynthetic Complexes
Chenu, Aurélia UL; Christensson, Niklas; Kauffmann, Harald F. et al

in Scientific Reports (2013)

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