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Pueblo to Megalopolis

A Mute Witness to the Growth of the City

The Book of Record of the Palm Capsule. Designed for resisting the effects of time
by Christian Kosmas Mayer

Amongst the millions of palm trees in Los Angeles there is one that stands out: The Exposition Park Palm Tree. Having been moved three times within its lifetime, the palm is L.A.’s oldest. It is a mute witness to the growth of the city from its early days as a pueblo to the megapolis of today. By 2115 this tree will long be gone and forgotten when the...

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Pushing Boundaries

Sexuality and Identity as Products of Cultural Construction

Brice Dellsperger. On Gender Performance
by Marie-France Rafael

Brice Dellsperger pushes the boundaries of genre and gender. In his multifaceted reprises of iconic film sequences—all assembled under the title Body Double—the cineaste and artist reenacts the selected scenes from well-known films frame for frame and lets his “body doubles” perform all of the roles, be they male or female.

In this convers...

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Shah to Schani

Architecture Without Architects

by Alexander Fthenakis, Jonas König

In summer 2020, Munich was botanized with Schani-Gardens. During the pandemic, improvisation became a legitimate instrument and architecture without architects returned to the city. For 'Schanitown' architect Alexander Fthenakis roamed through the city and photographed the flying structures. He later classified a selection and described their ...

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Treatise on World Domination

Posters for the End of the Patriarchy

The Society for Matriarchal World Domination
by Zoë Miller (ed.)

One blue back paper at a time, the Society for Matriarchal World Domination has been flyposting for the end of the patriarchy: artists and writers from diverse backgrounds collaborated to conceive posters that appeared on the streets of Berlin every full moon over the course of the last year.

The publication is a 5-color risoprint in an ed...

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Women in Type

A Research on Gender in Type Design

How many female type designers do you know?
by Yulia Popova (ed.)

This book aims to shine light on the work of women in type design.

The first part of the book offers research on the gender issue in type design field. It includes statistics, data and an overview of some works that address this issue. Further it contains some biographies of female type designers that worked in the 19th and in the beginning...

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