The Power Plant

Markus Miessen in Conversation with <i>Scapegoat</i>

Tue Oct 25 2011

3:00 PM


Gallery TPW
56 Ossington Avenue

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Architect Markus Miessen and the editors of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture / Landscape / Political Economy will engage in a lively conversation about the notion of participation within public and cultural spaces. The conversation will specifically consider the implications of participation within contemporary art discourse.

Markus Miessen is a Berlin- and Frankfurt-based architect. In 2002, he set up Studio Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial practice and cultural analysis, and in 2007 was founding partner of the architectural practice nOffice. He is the author of The Nightmare of Participation — Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality (2010). Other Miessen publications include Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation (2011), When Economies Become Form (2009), Institution Building — Artists, Curators, Architects and the Struggle for Space (2009), and Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice (2006). His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Lyon, Venice, Performa (NYC), Gwangju, and Manifesta biennials. He will be working with The Power Plant toward a project in 2012.

Scapegoat: Architecture / Landscape / Political Economy is an independent, not-for-profit, biannual journal designed to create a context for research and development regarding design practice, historical investigation and theoretical inquiry.

Photo: Markus Miessen by Paavo Lehtonen

Co-presented with

Gallery TPW and Scapegoat: Architecture / Landscape / Political Economy