On occasion of the launch of Future Architecture in Barcelona, together with the presentation of Archifutures publication series and the YTAA (Young Talent Architecture Award) 2016/18 catalogues, My Bookcase was invited to run a workshop at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. The workshop took place in July 2018, and reflected on the future of architecture and the act of publishing with a group of students of the Barcelona Architecture Center (BAC) Summer Course 2018, directed by Miguel Roldan with the assistance of Zana Bosnic, and local participants.
Working with a selection of texts from the mentioned publications and images from the book ‘Mies van der Rohe. Barcelona 1929’ (2018) as the departing point of the workshop, participants were able to collectively create a bespoken publication. Taking the role of the editor as a group, we looked at the usually hidden processes of creating an editorial compilation. The selection of articles in a compilation follows a certain narrative, enabling the reader to create connections between them. The sequence of the articles also offers cohesion to the publication as a whole and its different voices, generating an alive thinking process.
The workshop made visible those thinking processes that are needed to classify, relate and generate an order amid different voices. Working as a group we enabled this thinking to be a collective one, adding our voice to the ones of the articles and enabling a conversation between book and reader.
The workshop was run by My Bookcase and initiated by dpr-barcelona & Fundación Mies.
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Title: Think | Classify | Publish
Cover: Soft cover
Size: 21 × 29.7 cm