Out Now: Volume #2

Out Now: Volume #2 Doing Almost Nothing

Can we do something by doing (almost) nothing? Can we achieve anything by doing too much? Can we do what we need to do, by doing just what is needed? How do we define doing too much, too little? How to think through doing anyway?

This Volume contains 4 parts to examine these questions. And more.

1. Volume #2 Magazine
with: Ilka&Andreas Ruby, Thomas Daniell, Sam Jacob, Giancarlo De Carlo, Martine de Maeseneer, and C-LAB

2. The AMO Bulletin and the Oil&Gas World Map
with: Brendan McGetrick, Mendel Robbers, Todd Reisz.

3. Urbanism of Victims. Unknown urbanity in China – Village within the City
a research paper by the Berlage Institute in collaboration with Volume. Text by Yushi Uehara and introduction by Arjen Oosterman

4. Devant moi, le déluge
A deck of cards with images taken from the cultural history of The Flood, on the occasion of and in collaboration with the 2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. With an essay by Carlos Betancourth and introduction by Ole Bouman.


Table of Contents

Editorial Doing (Almost) Nothing is (Almost) All Right
Ole Bouman
Reprogramming Architecture
Ilka & Andreas Ruby
A Conversation with
Giancarlo De Carlo

Almost Nothings

1. Towards a History of Quantity
Mark Wigley
2. Invisible Activators
Laura Kurgan
3. Dust and Space
Bettina Visman
4. Under Constraint
Enrique Walker
5. A Few Centimeters of Asphalt…
Mirko Zardin
6. Not Everything
Keller Easterling
Doomed to Do Nothing
Martine de Maeseneer

And a Special Pop Encore

Borrowed Scenery: Laurie Anderson in a Japanese Garden
Thomas Daniell
From ‘The Exploding Concrete Inevitable’ to ‘Lou Reed and the Casa da Musica’
Sam Jacob

Volume#2: Doing (Almost) Nothing
64 pages + supplements
Binding: Soft-Cover
ISBN 90 77966 02 1
ISSN 1574-9401
Price: € 15
Release: April 2005
Editor-in-chief: Ole Bouman
Contributing editors: Ole Bouman, Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley
Design: Various Contributors
Publisher: Stichting Archis

This is Volume #2, ‘Doing (Almost) Nothing’.

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