Convivial Ground

Stories from Collaborative Spatial Practices

Constructlab / Joanne Pouzenc / Alex Römer / Peter Zuiderwijk (eds.)

11 × 18 cm
480 pages, 350 col. ill.
ISBN 978-3-98612-004-7


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"We’re all improvising. We’re all making decisions. And we’re all watching each other improvise. Decisions become shared ones. We will have built this city together."
Convivial Ground provides insight into the work of the transnational collaborative network Constructlab. Taking Ivan Illich’s understanding of conviviality as a departure point, the essays, conversations, stories, and images in the book reflect on the specificities of collaborative practices as situated experiments, as well as on their possible roles in the creation of convivial societies. Exploring contemporary conditions of togetherness, learning, and working, the book is not a “how-to” guide, but an invitation to cooperatively write new convivial narratives.

Constructlab are part of the German Pavilion of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia

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