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Revisiting Postmodernism: Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman

Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to see postmodernism in a new light: not just as a style, but as a cultural phenomenon which embraces all areas of life, and thrives on complexity and pluralism. Focusing on architecture but touching on other elements of design, urban planning and place making, this engaging book reflects both on the historical … Continue reading

Charles Landry – The Civic City in a Nomadic World

“We live in awkward times. The world is turning to its darker face. The zeitgeist is one of rising anxiety. The grey zone disappears. Deep fractures are emerging within our world. Our social and our tribal nature and our in-group and out-group instincts are in tension as our world continues to shrink and our cities … Continue reading

The Art of the Multitude. Jochen Gerz – Participation and the European Experience. September 2016

Contemporary European public art often addresses the past and future of European unity, democracy, immigration, and civil rights. The Art of the Multitude explores how participation in art works affects the formation of public memory, the commemoration of historical events, and the creation of an urban landscape that articulates cultural identity and recognition. Looking in … Continue reading

Ordinary Architecture, Foundation Myths, York Art Gallery

  Vicky Prior reviews York Art Gallery’s first garden installation. I really wanted to like Foundation Myths, the first installation in the new Artists Garden at York Art Gallery. The renovation of York Art Gallery is superb, and deservedly led to a nomination for Museum of the Year. The much lauded Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) … Continue reading

Publication: Remote Performances in
 Nature and Architecture

Outlandia is an off-grid artists’ fieldstation, a treehouse imagined by artists London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson) and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, situated in Glen Nevis, opposite Ben Nevis. It is performative architecture that immerses its occupants in a particular environment, provoking creative interaction between artists and the land. This book explores the … Continue reading