Published by: Sternberg Press, Berlin
Release Date: 2019
Contributors: Annw KOCKELKORN, Nina ZSCHOCKE
Genre: theory / elmélet
Essays chart the shift of the concept of universality from essence to modality, from the abstract and static to the performative and productive.
In today's increasingly digitalized and neoliberal societies, debates on universals and specifics have gained new momentum. This volume discusses the entanglements of the universal in the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism from the nineteenth century to the present. Highlighting the interrelation of the specific and the universal in each historical situation, these essays venture an epistemic shift of the concept of universality: from essence to modality, from the abstract and static to the performative and productive.