Markus Miessen’s “Collaboration and the Conflictual”


Featuring Markus Miessen’s “Collaboration and the Conflictual”

Friday, 15 July 2011
meeting in the lobby of Lloyd Hall at the Banff Centre (picnic to follow), Banff AB
7 PM

As a project within the framework of Dexter Sinister’s From the Toolbox of a Serving Library summer residency at the Banff Centre, this iteration of No Reading After the Internet will feature Markus Miessen’s “Collaboration and the Conflictual” as published in OK Do‘s OK Talk Helsinki/London:

“In this essay Berlin-based architect and writer Markus Miessen breaks the consensus machine within the cultural field. By suggesting conflictual participation and non-physical violence as productive modes of practice, and using spatial conditions as means of reflection, he demonstrates a framework for change.”

Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required. This particular meeting will take the form a picnic. Please bring food and drink as you see fit, but no alcohol please.

Markus Miessen is an architect, consultant, and writer based in Berlin. He runs the collaborative agency for spatial practice Studio Miessen, is co-founder of the architectural practice nOffice, and director of the Winter School Middle East (Kuwait). Miessen has taught at institutions such as the Architectural Association (London), Columbia, and MIT. He is currently a Professor for Architecture and Curatorial Practice at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany, a Harvard Fellow, and completing his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths, London).