forA on the Urban – issue 0



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forA on the Urban examines the open, unfinished, multi-scaled, interconnected, complex and wild nature of urban manifestations, challenges and situations through an expanded notion of architecture. It is made possible by Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts Vienna), and conceptualized and produced by the Institute of Architecture (I oA).

The first issue #0 aims to initiate the cyclical nature of the project in this initial phase by fostering a process of invited and openly addressed contributions reflected on a discursive online platform, compiled in a pilot issue of the journal, and was debated at the launching event in September during the 17th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.

With regard to the openly declared interests in emerging topicalities and formats, the aim is to intentionally conflate contributions that address spatial entanglements, dialogues and processes and methods of articulations, without framing any particular subject or topic. Issue #0 rather aims to open up the field to provide rich material and thought for further exploration in subsequent issues.

It consists of a box, publication, bookmark, poster and puzzle. The 440 page publication is roughly the size of a large smartphone with essays and contributions order by time it takes to read, from shortest to longest.

Edition First
Binding softcover housed in a cardboard box
Pages 440
Size 100 x 175 mm.