via Occupation, 187-page full-color volume, investigates the macro- and micro-scales that inform how we read, claim, and intervene in our evolving territories. These tactics—not strategies—are covert, clandestine, make shift, contingent, and on the fly, small subterfuges, ruses, and appropriations. They are the multitude of competing experiments, ideas, innovations, inventions, developments and proposals that make up a map of the evolving and emerging design disciplines at any given moment. These practices are occupations of their disciplines, but ones fully aware of their fragile hold.
via is funded by PennDesign and its books are edited, designed, and marketed by the graduate students at PennDesign. via Occupation will be available at Amazon.com and design-oriented bookstores early September. Forthcoming: via Dirt, (2009).
Thursday, September 18
Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall
Please join us the next night in New York for a second launch at the Center for Architecture Foundation:
Friday, September 19
Center For Architecture
534 Laguardia Place, New York
Co-hosted by the Center for Architecture Foundation.
These events are free and open to the public.
Copies of ‘via Occupation’ will be available at discount ($20). Cash or check.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Department of Architecture