Rethinking Density

From Sternberg Press / Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Rethinking Density

Art, Culture, and Urban Practices

Edited by Anamarija Batista, Szilvia Kovács and Carina Lesky

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Rethinking Density: Art, Culture, and Urban Practices considers new perspectives and discussions related to the category of density, which for a long time has been part of urban-planning discourses and is now regaining the attention of artists and practitioners from a number of different disciplines. In an interplay of models, coping strategies, and experimental approaches, this publication combines research from cultural studies, artistic research, sound studies as well as architectural and urban theory.

The issues discussed include the consideration of retroactive architectural design as a means to retrace the historical layers of a city, a proposal for spacesharing concepts as instruments for urban revitalization processes, and a case study on the potential for new sonic social spaces as subversive modes to undermine prevailing power structures.

ContributorsAnna Artaker, Anamarija Batista, Marc Boumeester, Meike S. Gleim, Nicolai Gütermann, Gabu Heindl, Improvistos (María Tula García Méndez, Gonzalo Navarrete Mancebo, Alba Navarrete Rodríguez), Sabine Knierbein, Szilvia Kovács, Elke Krasny, Brandon LaBelle, Antje Lehn, Carina Lesky, Agnes Prammer, Nicolas Remy, Nikolai Roskamm, Angelika Schnell, Jürgen Schöpf, Christabel Stirling, Johannes Suitner, Katalin Teller, Iván Tosics, Ivana Volić, Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah

Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, vol. 20


$28.00 T ISBN: 9783956793622 266 pp. | 6.5 in x 8.5 in

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Anamarija Batista

Szilvia Kovács

Carina Lesky