Book Launch: Productive Universals (sternberg Press 2019)

OrganizerEidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
CityZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland
CategoryCivil Engineering
Date Thursday, -
Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke (Eds.)

Productive Universals-Specific Situations
Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture, and Urbanism

In today’s increasingly digitalized and neoliberal societies, debates on universals and specifics have gained new momentum. This volume situates the contemporary return to universal claims and concepts in the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism, and highlights the interrelation of the specific and the universal in diverse historical situations from the nineteenth century to the present. The collection’s essays thus venture an epistemic shift of the concept of universality: from essence to modality, from the abstract and static to the performative and productive.

Contributions by Ursula Biemann, Ariane Varela Braga, Gaia Caramellino, Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Johan F. Hartle, Samia Henni, Christa Kamleithner, Anne Kockelkorn, Filippo De Pieri, Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, Emily E. Scott, Laila Seewang, Alla Vronskaya, Andrew Stefan Weiner, Nina Zschocke

21 x 14.8 cm, 448 pages, 27 b/w and 82 color ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-301-1



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