Edited by Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter
From the comprehensive scale of the city to the small scale of the installation, Architecture Is All Over responds to the field s dichotomous conditions of monumentality and invisibility. As a material agent in larger environmental, political, and technological infrastructures, architecture creates physical effects that are difficult to ignore. At the same time, architects often engage in ephemeral practices by orchestrating invisible phenomena. If architecture is both everywhere and nowhere, at once everything and nothing, what becomes of this discipline and its protocols? Structured as an unfolding spectrum that ranges from obsolescence to pervasiveness, this twenty-contributor collection assembles recent and historical evidence of the discipline s all over-ness. The title s double entendre celebrates the enduring instability, unpredictability and mutability that form architecture s motive core. In conversations, speculations and case studies, Architecture Is All Over refuses the easy figment of crisis to narrate new possibilities for design theory and praxis.
New York, 2017, 16x23cm, 256pp, illustrated, Paperback.