Informal Architectures: Space and Contemporary Culture is a compilation of new and classic writing and visual art on spatial culture in modernity post 9/11. Contributors include established figures in the fields of cultural studies, art theory, urbanism, and design. Informal Architectures creates an alternative perspective on the built environment through contemporary culture by focusing on the works and writing of international artists such as Dan Graham, Marjetica Potrc, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Particular attention is paid to spaces that are in some way temporary, contingent, marginal, or fictional in order to critically analyze the meaning of art and to provide a tenable counter-narrative to architecture's dominant ideologies concerning the monumental and technological imperatives. Diverse perspectives are mobilized in order to question paradigms of modernity and postmodernity, such as progress, irony, and rationalism.
9.2 x 0.8 x 11.1 in. | 240 pages