Log 22: The Absurd
Log 22: The Absurd gets serious about the seemingly irrational side of architecture. Guest edited by Michael Meredith of MOS, this special thematic issue identifies the funny, ugly, contradictory, and more fuzzy realms of architecture, disavowing the purported orderliness of disciplinary presumptions to uncloak the implausibility at its core (maybe even its origin) and present new possibilities for experimentation. Sketches, tweets, a book of exorcisms, a comic, and a special DVD are presented alongside critical and provocative essays on hoarding, disaster, failure, and bowlers (as in hats).
This sold-out issue of Log is available on Jstor.
Lucia Allais, Disaster as Experiment: Superstudio's Radical Preservation
Simon Critchley, Is Utopianism Dead?
K. Michael Hays & Marrikka Trotter, Fielding Fictions: A Conversation
Timothy Hyde, Bowler Hats
Sam Jacob, ACME
Mark Jarzombek, Bruno Taut's Nieder der Seriosismus!
Jeffrey Kipnis, Ain't Misbehavin'! (an ode to R&Sie(n))
Keith Krumwiede, The Bauhaus Tweets
Jimenez Lai, Primitives
Sylvia Lavin, Architecture In Extremis
Tom McCarthy, 5i
John McMorrough, Architecture, Organization, Repetition, and Laughter
Michael Meredith, For the Absurd.
Clarence Nobody, Unfinished Project
Caroline O'Donnell, Fugly
Michael Osman, Architecture Ad Absurdum
Jacques Ranciere, The Aesthetic Revolution and its Outcomes
Amanda Reeser Lawrence, The Return of the Dead: Stirling's Self-Revision at Roma Interrotta
Francois Roche, 'Alchimis (t/r/ick)-machines
Karl Rosenkranz, Aesthetic of Ugliness
Hilary Sample, Glass Acts
Superstudio, Salvages of Italian Historic Centers
Bruno Taut, Down with Seriousism!
David Foster Wallace, Laughing with Kafka
PLUS: Not Negative, a DVD by MOS