Slow Spatial Reader – Chronicles Of Radical Affection
Carolyn F. Strauss (Editor)
Published by Valiz
21 x 16 cm, 320 pages, color, offset, glue bound, softcover
A collection of essays about “slow” approaches to spatial practice and pedagogy from around the world featuring contributors from 22 countries. Each brings distinct philosophical and disciplinary approaches, from “spatial” fields like architecture, sculpture, and installation, to performative, somatic, and dramaturgical practices. The book explores how we think about and engage with space at a range of scales, tempos, and durations, with projects and processes that amplify the tangible and intangible qualities of spatial experience. The term “radical affection” unites these diverse approaches in hopes that new forms of caring, connection, and resilience might emerge.
Valiz is an independent international publisher on contemporary art, theory, critique, design and urban affairs. Our books offer critical reflection, interdisciplinary inspiration, and often establish a connection between cultural disciplines and socio-political questions. Apart from publishing Valiz organizes lectures, debates and other cultural projects in which certain topics in contemporary art are explored.