What About WAI in Volume?

Volume 36 / Ways to be Critical / Summer 2013

WAI’s Manifesto of Narrative Architecture and Blindness featured in Volume

Volume Magazine has featured WAI Think Tank’s Narrative Architecture: A Manifesto, and the printed version of Blindness, the second installment WAI’s animated architectural narratives.

Abstract from the editors of Volume:
“Ideology in architecture is everywhere, infused in every I-beam, window panel and overhang.
According to Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski of What About It Think Tank (WAI), ideologies are problematic posing concepts as their opposite, lies as truth, opportunism as responsibility.

A vital output of criticism is thus to expose the inner contradictions of ideology. Working through allegorical stories and collage, WAI produce Narrative Architecture as a means to expose such contradictions. In ‘Blindness’, characters wander in a landscape of pure shapes, strangely captive to their surroundings, seemingly without escape.”

Volume 36 / Ways to be Critical / Summer 2013 / Spread / WAI’s Narrative Architecture: A Manifesto
Under the theme Ways to be Critical, Volume includes contributions by Markus Miessen, Mimi Zeiger, Douglas Murphy, Michael Stanton, Justin McGuirk, Luca Molinari, Naomi Stead, Demilit, Fred Scharmen, Charles Holland, Owen Hatherley, Jan van Grunsven, Francoise Fromonot, Sergio Miguel Figueiredo, Arjen Oosterman, Javier Arbona, Steve Parnell, Urte Rimsaite,Fabrizia Vecchone, Nick Sowers, Koldo Lus (Klaustoon), Bryan Finoki, Rob Dettingmeijer, Bernard Colebrander, Paul Walker, Jimenez Lai, Amelia Borg, Michele Champagne, Justine Yan, Brendan Cormier, and Justine Clark.

Volume #36: Ways To Be Critical
144 pages

Binding: Soft-Cover

ISBN 978 90 77966 365
Price: € 19.50

Release: July 2013

Editor-in-chief: Arjen Oosterman

Contributing editors: Ole Bouman, Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley

Design: Irma Boom and Sonja Haller

Publisher: Stichting Archis

Volume 36 / Ways to be Critical / Summer 2013 / Spread / Blindness

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