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Critical Spatial Practice
 
A critical spatial practice is a means of rethinking one's modes of action and codes of conduct. Edited by architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen, this series reinvents its internal structure according to the content of each volume: a toolbox that ranges from single-authored essays to conversations, manifestos, fiction, investigative journalism, historical studies, and artistic interventions, each accompanied by an artist contribution. The series follows the tradition of the discipline of architecture using the publication format as a testing ground for ideas.
 
Critical Spatial Practice - Don\'t Follow the Wind
2021
English edition
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The twelfth volume of the Critical Spatial Practices series focuses on “Don't Follow the Wind,” the acclaimed collaborative project situated in the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone.
Mark Wigley - Critical Spatial Practice - Konrad Wachsmann\'s Television – Post-architectural Transmissions
2021
English edition
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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.
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik - Critical Spatial Practice - The Language of Secret Proof – Indigenous Truth and Representation
2020
English edition
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This publication documents new spatial notational systems developed by architect Nina Valerie Kolowratnik to help Indigenous communities from New Mexico to protect and regain traditional lands.
Andrew Herscher - Critical Spatial Practice - Displacements – Architecture and Refugee
2017
English edition
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An examination of intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture through the twentieth century and into the present (with visual contribution by Omer Fast).
Jill Magid - Critical Spatial Practice - The Proposal
2016
English edition
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The eighth volume of the Critical Spatial Practice series focuses on Jill Magid's “The Barragán Archives,” a multiyear project that examines the legacy of Pritzker Prize—winning architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988), and questions forms of power, public access, and copyright that construct artistic legacy.
Felicity D. Scott - Critical Spatial Practice - Disorientation – Bernard Rudofsky in the Empire of Signs
2016
English edition
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Felicity D. Scott reconsiders the learnings of Bernard Rudofsky on vernacular architecture in the light of his relation with Japan.
Eyal Weizman - Critical Spatial Practice - The Roundabout Revolutions
2015
English edition
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How did an urban apparatus put in the service of authoritarian power became the place of its undoing: the roundabout revolutions, from South Korea to recent Arab Spring.
Mark von Schlegell - Critical Spatial Practice - Ickles, Etc.
2014
English edition
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Mark von Schlegell's fusion of theory and fiction puts the SF back in notions of “speculative aesthetics.”
Keller Easterling - Critical Spatial Practice - Subtraction
2014
English edition
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The urgency of building subtraction.
Beatriz Colomina - Critical Spatial Practice - Manifesto Architecture – The Ghost of Mies
2014
English edition
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Beatriz Colomina traces the history of the modern architecture manifesto, with particular focus on Mies van der Rohe, and the play between the written and built work.
Chantal Mouffe - Critical Spatial Practice - The Space of Agonism
2013
English edition
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A selection of conversations between Markus Miessen and political philosopher Chantal Mouffe.
Critical Spatial Practice - What Is Critical Spatial Practice?
2012
English edition
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What, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice?
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