Is resistance possible? Log 25, guest edited by French architect François Roche, urges us to Reclaim Resi[lience]stance – to merge refusal and vitality into a schizophrenic logic able to navigate the antagonism between the bottom-up and top-down conditions of the globalized world. Architects and artists, theorists and philosophers, engineers and programmers drift between strategies of emergence, computation, and robotic fabrication, delineating new tactics and tools for renegotiating mechanisms of power and unsettling architectural conventions.
In Log 25: Alisa Andrasek weaves a resilient fabric; Ezio Blasetti parses the language of code; Sébastien Bourbonnais examines technical ensembles; Pia Ednie-Brown revitalizes architecture; Shabnam Hosseini & Hamish Rhodes write a script; François Jouve retraces unusual shapes; Lydia Kallipoliti mines curious lumps; Matthias Kohler speculates on aerial architecture; Sanford Kwinter queries crowdsourcing; Camille Lacadée hankers for Bangkok; Léopold Lambert digs into abject matter; Sylvia Lavin resuscitates death; Iain Maxwell & Dave Pigram consider digital craft; Fabrice Melquiot & Stéphanie Lavaux plot space; Antonio Negri talks with François Roche; Can Onaner analyzes the masochistic architect; Philippe Parreno resurrects Marilyn Monroe; Beatriz Preciado introduces the pharmacopornographic; François Roche resists . . .; Roland Snooks destabilizes computational design; Patricia J. Williams assesses the ownership of bodies; and Slavoj Zizek addresses Occupy Wall Street.
New York 2012, 16.5cm x 23.5cm, illustrated, 160pp. Paperback.