The more developed a society is, the less self-sufficient it becomes: services and amenities are centrally systemised and distributed, from housing and energy, to culture and justice. Yet could decentralised and self-reliant become the norm? The economic crisis made us more aware that we, as individuals, but also as a global community, have new options available. This instalment focuses on housing and self-building as a field of interest, examining phenomena such as creating space, communal resilience, collaborative bricolage, necessary collectivity, and urban theatrics. With contributions by Adri Duivesteijn, René Boer, Stefan Ghenciulescu, and many others.
Amsterdam, 2015, Illustrated, 20 x 27cm, 120pp. Paperback.