The isolation of the self; the sacrosanct object; the solitude of ‘outstanding’ architecture. Are these signs of a moribund culture? If so, where did our vitality go? Can we find it in other domains? Can we re-animate, re-infuse ourselves with energy? Read how reality seeps through our unassailable myths and penetrates our splendid isolation.
In this issue:
A. Shareware!, a portable exhibition of ideas to break in, break out, and break through architecture as we know it. With Artgineering, Elena Simons, Fat, Guerilla Girls, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Manifesta, Superflex, Volume.
B. Volume Magazine with the catalogue to the Shareware exhibition, including work of Alicia Framis, American Indian Housing Initiative, Blackspot, Cittadellarte, Crimson, Easa, Exzyst, Habitat for Humanity, Herman Hertzberger, Jeremy Gilley, Kees Grootenboer, Laphrog, Log, Matt, Skim.com, Stadsschouwburg Hai + Emiliano Gandolfi , Actar Arquitectura, Atelier Bow-wow, Chora, ON/Osservatorio Nomade.
C. C-Lab File # 3 on Leaks with Benedict Clouette, Bridget Hanna, Jeffrey Inaba, Jennifer Broutin, Kamal Farah, Laura Kurgan, Reinhold Martin.
D. AMO Bulletin on Democracy: Present and Future, with Brendan McGetrick, Todd Reisz, Olivia Fontanetti, Tina Jelenc.
Volume#4: Break Through
64 pages + supplements
ISBN 978 90 77966 04 4
Price: € 15
Release: August 2005
Editor-in-chief: Ole Bouman
Contributing editors: Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley
Design: LAVA (Natasha Chandani, Bouwe van der Molen)
Publisher: Stichting Archis
Volume #4 includes contributions by Benedict Clouette, Brendan McGetrick, Bridget Hanna, Emiliano Gandolﬁ, Jeffrey Inaba, Jennifer Broutin, Kamal Farah, Laura Kurgan, Mark Wigley, Olivia Fontanetti, Tina Jelenc, Reinhold Martin, Todd Reisz