Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer
research and writings on art, architecture and politics


RESEARCH


DATA PUBLICS
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Public plurality in an era
of data determinacy




OTHER MARKETS
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Mapping typologies and conditions of informality:
How informal markets intersect with global governance



NETWORKED CULTURES
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The struggle for new forms of artistic practice in an era of global deregulation



WORLD OF MATTER
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An ecological view on resource politics



SEA OF MARBLE
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Looking out to the sea: A navigational convergence on the imaginary and the realities of the sea




EXHIBITIONS


La Biennale di Venezia - 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021

XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial - Chile 2017

Ephemeral Urbanism

World of Matter
@ HMKV Dortmund
@ James Gallery New York
@ Ellen Gallery Montreal
@ Nash Gallery Minnesota

Networked Cultures -
documentary

Gunners & Runners

Trading Places

Networked Cultures

Gone City

Temporary Zones

Operation Desert

You'll Never Walk Alone




PLATFORM URBANISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS


Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer (eds)
Rotterdam: nai010 publishers 2021, ISBN 978-0-367-18472-8
www.nai010.com

Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents discusses the fundamental transformation of urban space through platform technologies.

By reorganizing access to a wide spectrum of fundamental domains, such as education, housing, health care, or even political information, platforms are destined to become the most powerful players regulating the way we live in cities. Digital platforms such as Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and Amazon embody not only new types of enterprises but also a completely new culture of life—from the products we handle and the services we use every day to entire urban neighbourhoods that will be built by major platform enterprises in the next few years. These multi-scalar changes raise significant questions about the social potentials and risks of the architecture of these all-encompassing ecosystems.




CONTENTS (selected chapters available as PDF)


Foreword and Acknowledgements

Helge Mooshammer and Peter Mörtenböck
Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents

Access Is the New Capital

Helge Mooshammer and Peter Mörtenböck
in Conversation with Sandro Mezzadra

Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió
Decolonial Platform Urbanism

Louis Moreno
The Presence of the Past in the Platform, or, the Cultural Logic of Absolute Rent

Benjamin Gerdes
Trending toward Teargas

Peggy Deamer
Cooperatives, Platforms and Architecture

Peter Lang
Access Platform
Thinking Access
Making Access

City on Demand?

Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer
in Conversation with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman

Alan Wiig
Platform Urbanism during a Pandemic: Three Vignettes

Scott Rodgers and Susan Moore
#saveourcinema
On Our Way!
Hi, My Name is Charlotte
Solidarity and Samosas
I Will Delete You

This Machine Kills
The Final Phase of Platform Urbanism: A Podcast by This Machine Kills

Leo Hollis
The A to Z of Platform Urbanism

Maros Krivý
Platform Urbanism and Sociotechnical Imaginaries
Platform: Taking the Metaphor Seriously
Socialist Cybernetics

The Collapse of Scale

Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer
in Conversation with Stephen Graham

Ross Exo Adams
On Breath

Pedro Gadanho
Flatforms
Stay Home Matrix
Digitally-Aided De-Growth

Mona Mahall and Asli Serbest
Homes of the Internet

Gerald Nestler and Sylvia Eckermann
Against Platform Non-Transparency: A Politics of Resolution for Renegade Activism

The Platform Is My Boyfriend

Slutty Urbanism
Glitches from the Pandemic – Three-Act Play

Ofri Cnaani
Measures of Closeness: The Contactless Condition

Lucia Babina
Glorious Times

Andreas Kofler
Death as Timeline Event

Ignacio Valero
The Tears of Freud: (Un)Heimlich COVID, Vectorialist Techno-Feudal Platform Overlords, Emotariat Automata

Monuments of Circulation – ‘I’ Is Everywhere

Tom Avermaete
The Places, Pulses and People of Platform Urbanism

Bernadette Krejs
Ideals of the Home

Jochen Becker
The City as Data Factory: Notes on Tech Urbanism

Douglas Spencer
Bearing Capital: Platforms, Performance and Personification

Owen Hatherley
On Owning a ‘Burner’
Bloggers Rest Home
Obsessed with Its Own Image
In the Flotation Tank
The Shielding List

Data Is a Relation Not a Property

Tiziana Terranova
In the Shadow of Platform Urbanism: Beyond Utility and Towards the Institutionalisation of Technosocial Desires

Matthew Stewart
Beyond the Mountain Lies Another
Animated Monsters, Vampiric Platforms
Calculating Machines

Into the Black Box Collective
From Urban to Platform (and Return): Emerging Time-Spaces

Daniel Cardoso Llach
Unsettling Placelessness

Matias Viegener
No Fate but What We Make

Ravi Sundaram
Paper Histories and Bio-Political Subjects?

The Future Is Public

Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer
in Conversation with Saskia Sassen

Vyjayanthi Rao
2020: Platform Is Everywhere
Platform is Public: Citizen Distribution Systems
Manifestations
Maintenance Art: Museum as Pantry

Jonathan Massey
Learning to Live Together

Gabu Heindl
Infrastructure, Not Platform
Intergenerational Alliances
Intersectional Solidarity in Contemporary Housing

Fairwork Project
This Is Not A Platform

Edgar Pieterse
Inhabitation of Tensions
Learning through Unintended Consequences
Activating Potential

Appendix





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BOOKS

PLATFORM
URBANISM
AND ITS
DISCONTENTS
DATA
PUBLICS
VISUAL
CULTURES
AS
OPPORTUNITY
INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Atlas

INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Reader

ANDERE
MÄRKTE
Erinnerungs-
orte
in
Bewegung
OCCUPY:
Räume des Protests
Space (Re)Solutions:
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture
Netzwerk Kultur:
Die Kunst der Verbindung in einer globalisierten Welt
Zwischen Architektur und Psychoanalyse
Networked Cultures:
Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space
Cruising:
Architektur, Psychoanalyse und Queer Cultures
Visuelle Kultur:
körper, räume, medien
Die virtuelle Dimension:
Architektur, Subjektivität und Cyberspace