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Andreas Rumpfhuber

Into the Great Wide Open

Series: Book Launch
Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop

Launch Price £18 (RRP £22)


Into the Great Wide Open, published by DPR Barcelona, personifies the ideals and ambitions of the publishing house. It is a fragmentary snapshot of an ongoing, constantly developing and altering process to find a place in the production and reflection of our built environment. It is a book about a search for a form of 'practice' in architecture. 'Practice' in this instance is understood to be both a critical reflection of a status quo and its history, as well as the potential establishment of forms of active intervention through design and planning. The book revolves around the subjects of contemporary architecture, its problems and its symptoms, implicitly disputing the consistent question 'What is to be done?' and implies through its title, and a narrative that is intrinsic of our contemporary liberal society, that there is a world full of chances and opportunities for the architects of today and tomorrow to seize.




With contributions by Andreas Rumpfhuber, Maria  S Giudici, Jon Goodbun, Francesco Marullo, Dubravka Sekulic, Christian Teckert, Elke Krasny and Matthias Moroder. 



 



Join us for a drinks reception, courtesy of the publisher dpr-barcelona.com, with the editor and authors to celebrate the launch of this great new publication.




All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.


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