Preface/Introduction • I. The Systematic John Thackara: Back to the present; Rick Poynor: The Prospects and Limits of Connection; Georg Vrachliotis: Fritz Haller’s city systems • Interviews with Thomas Lommée, Wolf Mangelsdorf and Lorenzo Bini II. The Modular Martino Stierli: The USM Haller from a modern/postmodern viewpoint Rem Koolhaas: extract from Rem Koolhaas & Hans-Ulrich Obrist: The Conversation Series; Alva Noë: extract from Out of our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness; Catharine Rossi: Squaring up to Superstudio: Grids, Modularity and Utopianism in Italian Radical Design; Interviews with Dimitri Bähler, Allan Wexler, Bless and Go Hasegawa
About the Author
A prolific writer for many design magazines, Tido von Oppeln also edited the book Totem and Taboo: Complexity and Relationships between Art and Design. He has been a lecturer in design theory and history in Lucerne and Zurich since 2009.
List of Contributors
Burkhard Meltzer, Dimitri Bähler, Lorenzo Bini, Bless, Thomas Dienes, Go Hasegawa, Rem Koolhaas, Thomas Lommée, Wolf Mangelsdorf, Jürgen Mayer H, Alva Noë, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nathalie du Pasquier, Rick Poynor, Catharine Rossi, Antonio Scarponi, Jerszy Seymour, Martino Stierli, et al