Can aesthetic concepts reflect and provide answers for ethical aspects and issues? Is “more ethics, less aesthetics” applicable, according to the motto of the Venice Biennial for architecture in the year 2000? Or isn’t “more aesthetics” in fact just what is required to encourage reflection about ethical responsibilities and dimensions in architecture, art, and design? This publication is a collection of reflections about the ethical and political dimensions of creations, presented from the point of view of art, architecture, design, and curatorial practice. The contributions range from historical reviews to future-oriented outlooks, illustrating interdisciplinary connections.
Contributions by Stephan Bohle, Christian Demand, Raphie Etgar, Renate Flagmeier, Johan Holten, Leiko Ikemura, Derrick de Kerckhove, Césare Peeren, Michaela Ott, Rainer Leschke, Annett Zinsmeister.