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Photography Nicolai Schlapps

Co-machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture (2018)
ON/OFF (Dan Dorocic, Mimi Zeiger, Kim Dovey, Alan Smart, Nick Green, Fiona Shipwright, Michael Maginness, Alison Hugill, Diane Barbé, Benni Foerster- Baldenius, Carole Lung, Sam Carvalho )

Inspired by the recent tendency among architects and designers to opt out of traditional office work in favour of creating self-initiated interventions in public space, ‘Co-Machines’ map out a new architectural movement motivated by practices of place-making, occupying and squatting, and alternative economies. Ecological or technological in scope, all the interventions are mobile and nearly all of them are performed without permission from city planners. Presenting a selection of international projects by emerging designers, ‘Co-machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture’ shows the life of the alternative, grassroots and DIY with an independent spirit. It seeks out approaches and strategies to complement established urban planning and city-building, and show the beauty and fun in the initiative. In a range of ways, ‘Co-Machines’ raises questions about the function of architectural permanence, the opportunities for social, ecological, ethical or dynamics otherwise in urban planning and the scope of architecture at large.

 

Bio ON/OFF is a network of designers, architects, curators, filmmakers, and urbanists. Our curiosity lies in the city and its processes. This complexity offers the basis for experiments into our contemporary condition and gives us the opportunity to question, to tune into, and to discover new realities. With each project, we draw on our combined experiences and unique skills to investigate and affect the city’s lived dimension. We primarily conceive of tools —structures both physical, social, and fictional—which enable shared engagement with the citizens of the place where the experiments are carried out.

2018 (origial self-published version), softcover, 140 x 200mm, 232 pages 2020 (re-print version), softcover, 148 x 210mm (portrait), 232 pages

Title Co-machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture
Authors Dan Dorocic, Mimi Zeiger, Kim Dovey, Alan Smart, Nick Green, Fiona Shipwright, Michael Maginness, Alison Hugill, Diane Barbé, Benni Foerster- Baldenius, Carole Lung, Sam Carvalho
Contributors Melissa Jin, Ahmad S Khouja, Kaegh Allen, Edwina Portocarrero, Tyler Stevermer & Office of Urban Play, Thomas Rustemeyer, Marius Gantert & Theater Rampe, OFFICE FOR POLITICAL INNOVATION, Fabian Busse, Leon Lai, Nico Schlapps, Eric Tan, Phillip VonHase, Andrea Bandoni + Julia Masagão + Vapor 324 + Marcos L. Rosa + Constructlab, Matadero Cornago&Sanchez, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Fanelsa, Design-team (Julia Wildeis and Gerulf Weber), Gerulf Weber (Raumkonstrukt), Mirjam De Klepper (Vienna Shares), Marina Weißenböck, Dave Hakkens, guerrilla architects, Jason Vigneri-Beane, Karin Blomgren & Joel Kerner, Tal Mor Sinay, Takehito Etani, Interactive Architecture Lab, Julia Klauer, Leonard Daisuke Yui & Sahoko Yui, Atilla, Ali Tasan, Alex Bruce + Kyle Brown + Will Bunk under the mentorship of Marcus Shaffer, Stefanie Rittler and Jan Bernstein, Andrea Orving, Atelier Slant, Alexander v. Lenthe
ISBN 978-3-9819512-0-2, 978-94-93148-22-2