“There’s no such thing as society, only men and women”, declared British prime minister Margaret Thatcher at the height of her neoliberal reign in 1987.
If public space is in retreat, under pressure from decades of neoliberal policies, how is shared space evolving? Civic space becomes activated according to time, in a synaptic negotiation between a variety of actors: humans, administrative, technological. With a variety of authors, VOLUME 53 investigates these physical and virtual spaces – and the kinds of agency used to negotiate them – through the lenses of Institutions and of People.
Floris Alkemade, Domenico Di Siena, Francesco Degl’Innocenti, Martijn de Geus, Amelyn Ng, Marc Schuilenburg, Sytse de Maat, Ben Cerveny, Pilvi Takala, Martin Roemers, Indy Johar, Danilo Capasso, Jason Adams, Mitra Azar, Aiwen Yin, Andrés Jaque.
VOLUME 53: Civic Space
Editor in Chief: Arjen Oosterman
Designed by Irma Boom Office (I. Boom, J. van der Kleijn)
72 Pages, 33 x 24 cm
Soft cover, stapled