Into the Great Wide Open

Andreas Rumpfhuber (ed.)

Into the Great Wide Open is a book about a search for a form of practice in architecture. Practice here is understood both as a critical reflection of a status quo and its history, as well as forms of (active) intervention through designing and planning. The book is a fragmentary snapshot of an on going, constantly developing and altering process to find a place in the production and reflection of our built environment, and implicitly disputes the question: “What is to be done?”

The book is a collection of essays which explore the ephemeral confines between labour, work and architecture. 

“The projects present in the book prove to be contemporary without focusing on current affairs. Design is an instrument to imagine and experiment future societies and cities, in order to visualise them and render them tangible. Architecture is a stimulus for a very gradual cultural revolution.” ~ Salvatore Peluso

Title: Into the Great Wide Open

Editor: Andreas Rumpfhuber (ed.)

Contributors: Andreas Rumpfhuber, Francesco Marullo, Maria Giudici, Jon Goodbun, Elke Krasny, Matthias Moroder, Dubravka Sekulic, Christian Teckert, __ [Blankspace]

Copy-editing: Daniel Lacasta Fitzsimmons

Design: Astrid Seme Studio

Language: English

Translation: Aileen Derieg

Cover: Soft cover

Size: 16 x 24 cm

Format: Paperback

Date: Fall 2017

ISBN: 978-84-947523-1-5

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Publisher: dpr-barcelona


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