Networked Cultures: Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space

Mörtenböck, Peter and Mooshammer, Helge. 2008. Networked Cultures: Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space. Rotterdam: nai010 publishers. ISBN 978-9056620592 [Book]

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In our world of flows, networks have become the most powerful tool in how we organise our lives: Networks dominate the rise of global capitalism and its shadow economies, the emergent forms of extrastate control and resistance movements, the worldwide expansion of consumerism and communitarian subcultures. The struggle between network formations produces a space that is both fragmented and contested, yet testifies to the creativity of its inhabitants.

Networked Cultures traces these conflictual negotiations in dialogue with artists, architects, curators and theorists whose work explores possibilities for a multi-inhabitation of territories and narratives across cultural, social or geographic boundaries. Through their shared experiences and accompanying case studies, this book offers an insight into the complex spatial and social realities of globalisation, from city-like informal markets in Moscow and the post-war self-urbanisation in Kosovo to the border economies of the Mediterranean and the parallel worlds of today’s burgeoning megacities.

With texts by Adrian Blackwell, Marina Grzinic, Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer, Irit Rogoff and AbdouMaliq Simone,
and conversations with Özge Açıkkol, Azra Akšamija, Ayreen Anastas, Ricardo Basbaum, Helmut Batista, Jochen Becker, Matei Bejenaru, Ursula Biemann, Sylvie Blocher, Stefano Boeri, Katherine Carl, Sarah Carrington, Branka Ćurčić, François Daune, Igor Dobricic, Ana Dzokic, Joan Escofet, Jesko Fezer, Asya Filippova, Rene Gabri, Iacopo Gallico, Sophie Hope, Nataša Ilić, Guven Incirlioglu, Katrin Klingan, Vasıf Kortun, Erden Kosova, Olga Lopoukhova, Margarethe Makovec, Marc Neelen, Philipp Oswalt, Kyong Park, Marta Paz, Constantin Petcou, Tadej Pogačar, Poka-Yio, Marjetica Potrc, Gerald Raunig, Oliver Ressler, Josep Saldaña, Marko Sančanin, Güneş Savaş, Florian Schneider, Despoina Sevasti, Pablo de Soto, Srdjan J. Weiss, Eyal Weizman, Seçil Yersel and Claudia Zanfi.

The enclosed DVD features conversations with the contributors to this book that follow the thematic strands along which the collaborative format of Networked Cultures itself has developed: Network Creativity – Contested Spaces – Trading Places – Parallel Worlds.

DVD edited by Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer

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Social networks, creativity, migration, collaborative art practices

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April 2008

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