Architecture and Control makes a collective critical intervention into the relationship between architecture, including virtual architectures, and practices of control since the turn of the twentieth to twenty-first centuries. Authors from the fields of architectural theory, literature, film and cultural studies come together here with visual artists to explore the contested sites at which, in the present day, attempts at gaining control give rise to architectures of control as well as the potential for architectures of resistance. Together, these contributions make clear how a variety of post-2000 architectures enable control to be established, all the while observing how certain architectures and infrastructures allow for alternative, progressive modes of control, and even modes of the unforeseen and the uncontrolled, to arise. Contributors are: Pablo Bustinduy, Rafael Dernbach, Alexander R. Galloway, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Maria Finn, Runa Johannessen, Natalie Koerner, Michael Krause, Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, Lorna Muir, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Anne Elisabeth Sejten and Joey Whitfield
Annie Ring is Lecturer in German at University College, London. A cultural theorist, she writes on topics of complicity, surveillance and resistance in modern German and comparative culture. Her recent monograph,
After the Stasi, is published by Bloomsbury. Henriette Steiner is Associate Professor at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Copenhagen. Her research investigates the cultural role and meaning of architecture, cities and landscapes. Kristin Veel is Associate Professor in Modern Culture at the University of Copenhagen. She has published widely on the impact of information and communication technology on the contemporary cultural imagination, with a particularly interest in surveillance and archival technologies.
Readers from a wide variety of disciplines related to architecture, and all who are interested in issues of control at the intersection of the digital and the physical.