Sternberg Press / Critical Spatial Practice

A critical spatial practice is a means of rethinking one’s modes of action and codes of conduct. Edited by architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen, this series reinvents its internal structure according to the content of each volume: a toolbox that ranges from single-authored essays to conversations, manifestos, fiction, investigative journalism, historical studies, and artistic interventions, each accompanied by an artist contribution. The series follows the tradition of the discipline of architecture using the publication format as a testing ground for ideas.

Series editor: Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen

A Moratorium on New Construction

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

Sep 12, 2023

Building Carbon Europe

Dennis Pohl

Sep 12, 2023


Spyros Papapetros

Jul 18, 2023

Don't Follow the Wind

Nikolaus Hirsch, Jason Waite

Aug 24, 2021

Konrad Wachsmann's Television

Mark Wigley

Feb 02, 2021

The Language of Secret Proof

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

Mar 17, 2020

The Roundabout Revolutions

Eyal Weizman, Blake Fisher, Samaneh Moafi

Mar 26, 2019


Andrew Herscher

Apr 07, 2017


Felicity D. Scott

Sep 02, 2016

The Proposal

Jill Magid

Sep 02, 2016

Ickles, Etc.

Mark von Schlegell

Sep 05, 2014


Keller Easterling

Apr 04, 2014

Manifesto Architecture

Beatriz Colomina

Apr 04, 2014