An essay by design scholar Mahmoud Keshavarz opening the book discusses the capacity of design to create conditions for certain politics to occur. Among the other theoretical, artistic, and historical contributions in the reader, editor Zoë Ritts interviews artist Wolfgang Tillmans regarding his pro-EU poster series, the ongoing project truth study centre, and guest-edited volume What Is Different? The volume concludes with a comic by artist Liam Gillick animating a block of granite—culled from the Swedish quarry responsible for extracting the red granite intended for the Third Reich’s architectural ambitions—as the messiah of spatial and material politics.
Para-Platforms – On the Spatial Politics of Right-Wing Populism
- Sternberg Press
- 204 pages
- 20.2 × 13.5 cm
Contributions by CHRISTINA VARVIA (FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE), BENJAMIN BRATTON, LIAM GILLICK, HANNES GRASSEGGER, MAHMOUD KESHAVARZ, ANGELA NAGLE, NINA POWER, PATRICIA REED, KONRAD RENNER, JONAS STAAL, HITO STEYERL, SLAVS and TATARS, WOLFGANG TILLMANS, STEPHAN TRÜBY