The Writings on the Wall

Dossier / The Writings on the Wall is an editorial project developed in collaboration by VOLUME and Beta – Timisoara Architecture Biennial 2022. It features a selection of 10 texts that inspired the topic of Another Breach in the Wall, the main exhibition of Beta 2022, curated by Daniel Tudor Munteanu & Davide Tommaso Ferrando.
Another Breach in the Wall is dedicated to loopholes – projects and actions that are capable of generating exceptional urban pockets by questioning the laws, rules, and codes that produce the space we inhabit.
The selection of texts forms a free compendium of practices that inquire and experiment with the liminal space between legality, alegality and illegality.
The texts are organised into 5 groups of 2 contributions each, depending on their content and focus. For the duration of Beta 2022 (23.9 – 23.10) the five pairs will be published online the website of Volume, each Friday and Sunday.

The Writings on the Wall
Editors: Davide Tommaso Ferrando (Beta 2022), Francesco Degl’Innocenti (Volume)
Illustrations: Stefan Lucut

The last contribution of The Writings on the Wall is an edited version of the editorial of ARCH+: The Property Issue, curated by Arno Brandlhuber and Olaf Grawert. The text reflects on the political agency that architects can have today: starting from the often neglected questions, “Who owns the land? Who regulates it?” the authors propose a shift from “architecture” to “architecting” as an action outside the construction of buildings, thus capable of addressing a broader set of concerns.