“There’s no such thing as society, only men and women”, declared British prime minister
Margaret Thatcher at the height of her neoliberal reign in 1987.
If public space is in retreat, under pressure from decades of neoliberal policies, how is
shared space evolving? Civic space becomes activated according to time, in a synaptic
negotiation between a variety of actors: humans, administrative, technological.
With a variety of authors, VOLUME #53 investigates these physical and virtual spaces –
and the kinds of agency used to negotiate them – through the lenses of Institutions and
Contributors: Floris Alkemade, Domenico Di Siena, Francesco Degl’Innocenti, Martijn de
Geus, Amelyn Ng, Marc Schuilenburg, Sytse de Maat, Ben Cerveny, Pilvi Takala, Martin
Roemers, Indy Johar, Danilo Capasso, Jason Adams, Mitra Azar, Aiwen Yin, Andrés Jaque.
Volume #53: Civic Space
Editor in Chief: Arjen Oosterman
Designed by Irma Boom Office (I. Boom, J. van der Kleijn)
72 Pages, 33 x 24 cm
Soft cover, stapled