Building Critique – Architecture and its Discontents

Can architecture be critical despite its interdependent relationship with power and profit? Critique, as some would have us believe, is dead, an unnecessary leftover from a time of emancipatory promises. We disagree. Critique is alive and kicking, and very much needed today. This book aims to demonstrate this by showcasing a range of approaches of critique and engaged architectural practices that involve design, theory, and activism.

Editors Gabu Heindl, Michael Klein, Christina Linortner
Co-editor: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur

With contributions by: Eyal Weizman, Jane Rendell, Pelin Tan, Nina Kolowratnik, Gabu Heindl, Christina Linortner, Michael Klein, Iva Cukic, Liza Fior, Johannes Pointl, Matteo Trentini, Ana Jeinic, Ruth Sonderegger

Graphic Design: CH Studio, Christian Hoffelner
Lithography: Spector Books
Copyediting and Proofreading: Rafal Morusiewicz
Printing and Binding: druckhaus köthen GmbH & Co. KG
Published by: Spector Books

Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN-13: 978-3-95905-237-5, ISBN: 3-95905-237-5