ROOTLESS ROCKS AND DRIFTING STONES, 2017, Superdeals, Brussels, Basis, Frankfurt, Mélange-King Georg, Cologne

Rootless Rocks and Drifting Stones
published by Ani Schulze and Inga Danysz
with contributions by Olga Pedan, Melissa Canbaz, Carla Donauer, Sebastian Muehl, Inga Danysz & Ani Schulze
Graphic Design by Philipp Moeller & Benjamin Franzki, Frankfurt am Main
ISBN: 978-3-00-055756-9

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How to find answers for the questions about possibilities for living together in the present and future? The current social and political crisis is stirring up the liberal society, as do the global developments that affect our daily lives, demanding new categories of critical thinking and action. These changes also call for new ideas of co- habitation that are slowly replacing traditional notions of social constellations and ways of living. Furthermore new forms of social interactions are evolving, and new models of partnership are being established. That give the necessary call for new and more contemporary relationship concepts. The changing conditions of the private and political, the society and the individual demonstrate how social structures manifest themselves in our everyday lives and social situations. It also exposes a certain dependency that has taken place. How can opportunities for self-determination be provided? The fragile conditions of living together in terms of individual and social dimensions begin to crumble. The idea of the 'house' as a private sphere, separated from the world of production needs an experimental approach and a radical re- organisation towards new concepts for living, and towards more generic spaces. How to deal with the tension-ridden relationships between housing, architecture and social reality? Is it about time to minimise individual space and maximise collective space? Personal happiness and well-being can originate and find their expression in spaces that are not isolated from the 'outside' anymore, which in return require a collective structured decision making process.

Melissa Canbaz, 2017

photo: Laure Cottin Stefanelli