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AGENDA. JDS Architects


di Julien De SmedtJesse Seegers

AGENDA. JDS Architects: Can we sustain our Ability to Crisis?

AGENDA is a catalog of 365 days, like a diary or journal: a collective narrative, personal and subjective. It documents the work and thinking of JDS Architects over a specific year marked by crisis, beginning on September 15th, 2008, the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The form of the book exploits the double meaning of its title, presenting the absurdities of day-to-day architectural practice while also staking our intent. Rather than a definitive direction, our agenda is a definitive attitude – of eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism, of criticality and concern, of fun and inquiry. It is a directive, a motivation to act, at times without clear knowledge of where our agenda will lead. “Change,” the buzzword of the last U.S. presidential campaign, is the order of the day, and the task of AGENDA is to explore what kind of change will be needed if architects are to assume a political and social agency in this new landscape. Bringing together diverse forms of content, AGENDA is a product of vigilant observation, introspection, and engagement with outside thinkers and collaborators – artists, curators, politicians, authors, economists, journalists, developers, educators, and architects.

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AGENDA is a record of search and research, providing more questions than answers.
AGENDA is unapologetically naive.
AGENDA is an unorthodox architecture novel.
AGENDA demystifies the practice of architecture, revealing process, research, fun, and failure.
AGENDA looks to both the past and the future.

This monograph on JDS Architects similarly veers from conventional monographs, but it is more in line with OMA/AMO’s Content from 2004: both use lightweight, magazine-quality paper, are interspersed with the occasional advertisement bringing the cover price down a bit, and a bold graphic design that layers information.” A Daily Dose of Architecture

> Edited by: Jesse Seegers , Benedict Clouette , Julien De Smedt , Ryan Neiheiser

– Contributors: Tom Avermaete , Seleçao Brusseleira , Angelo Consoli , Hans Ibelings , Geoff Manaugh , Brendan McGetrick , Ernesto Neto , Hans Ulrich Obrist , Albert Ravestein , Pascal Smet , Michael Speaks , Lars von Trier , Barbara Vanderlinden , Robert Winkel , Bruce Sterling , Sozyone Gonzalez , Bruno Brunet , Eric Corijn , Roland Legrand , Hugh Maaskant , Cleon Peterson

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 21×27
Pagine: 544
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2011

ISBN: 9788492861620