Planning Unplanned - Can Art Have a Function? Towards a New Function of Art in Society, 2015


Barbara Holub and Christine Hohenbüchler (eds.)

Graphic Design: Rosebud, Inc., Vienna
Translations and copy-editing: Ada Brant, Thomas Martin Pesl
Printed by: Holzhausen Druck GmbH

German / English, 256 p.,
numerous color images
26 x 19 cm

Euro 35.-
ISBN 978-3-86984-063-5



Funded by:
Faculty of Architecture and Planning and the Institute of Art and Design 1 / Vienna University of Technology, the BKA /Arts Division and the Culture Division of the Federal Chancellary of Austria, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

The financial crisis has spawned a raft of (new) economic models based on cooperative interests and calling for a reconsideration of our values system. Within the context of deindustrialization, deregulation and privatization in urban planning in the last 15 years not only architects and urban planners but increasingly artists are assuming a key role in restructuring cities. In this book Barbara Holub together with international practitioners and theorists from art, urbanism, philosophy, anthropology and sociology but also politicians and administration officers explores the significance of artistic practices counteracting the investororiented (urban) planning and examines what options are offered by the new, transdisciplinary role of urban practitioner.

Texts and artist inserts by:
Markus Ambach, atelier d'architecture autogérée, Peter Arlt, Anette Baldauf, Kerstin Bergendal, Regina Bittner, Valentin Diakonov, Stefan Gruber, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler, Barbara Holub, Isola Art Center / Bert Theis, Grant Kester, Torange Khonsari, Folke Köbberling, Elke Krasny, Yvette Masson-Zanussi, Paul O'Neill, Osservatorio Urbano / Lungomare, Paul Rajakovics, Jane Rendell, Karin Reisinger, Mick Wilson, Georg Winter,