The book catalogues the work of the studio, featuring the celebrated Trafalgar Square light installation Memory Cloud, their Machina Speculatrix collaboration with electronic musician Mira Calix, as well as contributions from David Greene of Archigram and others.
The book accompanies an exhibition held at the Architectural Association in London earlier this year.
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Here's more info from Minimaforms:
Enabling: The Work of Minimaforms, is a full-colour 208 page publication documenting the work of experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms. The studio founded in 2002 by brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos explores projects that provoke and facilitate novel forms of communication.
The book features recent work developed in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (a vehicle for veterans), a pavilion produced with the performance artist Stelarc, an agent based sonic ecology with Warp recording artist Mira Calix and Minimaforms critically acclaimed light installation in Trafalgar Square, Memory Cloud.
Accompanying the projects are contributions from Stelarc, Archigrams' David Greene, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Brett Steele, Bronac Ferran, Andrew Benjamin, Marie-Ange Brayer and Roger F Malina.
Introduction by Minimaforms
"Design is an experiment, continuously evolving and challenging our times, an understanding that proclamations as manifestos are obsolete, so to the attempts to render this world singular and finite."
"The role of design today is a collective and shared pursuit, the project is one of action and awareness. Participatory models are pursued as means to challenge prescriptive models of command and control."
"The everyday is enabled to shape and stimulate our architecture machines. Our belief is that communication is the enabling agency at the heart of all forms of interaction, with intelligence being a product of this exchange."
"Challenging the finite and fixed disciplinary boundaries of today art / design culture, the work ranges from constructing atmospheres to vehicles, attempts to engage and stimulate the built environment and our everyday through participatory and interactive means."
"They are an elusive source of creative energy inhabiting a supremely productive oeuvre that is a model, and example to all of us, that the question is far more important than the answer."
David Greene of Archigram
"Minimaforms breathes an atmospheric dimension into architecture while endowing it with shifting anthropic contours."
208 pages, extensive colour ills
240 x 200 mm, Paperback, 2010
Congratulations to our winners! Stefan Falk and Gülnar Ocakdan in Germany, Hesna Ustun in the USA, Georgina Baronian in Australia, and Olivier Bacin in France.
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