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Natasha Stagg

The Problem with the Nightmare

Markus Miessen has been working on dismantling the notion of participation for a while now. The Nightmare of Participation (Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality) (Sternberg Press, 2011) comes after Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice (MIT Press, 2006) and The Violence of Participation (Sternberg, 2007).

My Life in a Column

Tracey Emin wavers. In her art, and in her writing, she changes her mind, she repeats herself, and she can’t decide what she wants. For a female artist, wavering is dangerous: it can either be attributed to a tongue-in-cheek ultra-feminine approach, or it can be attributed to a lack of consistency.

Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation

After my review of Markus Miessen’s The Nightmare of Participation (Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality) (Sternberg, 2010) was published in the July/August 2011 issue of the Brooklyn Rail, I received a Facebook message from architect Carson Chan, the author of the book’s epilogue. I must review the next book in the already three-strong series, he said.


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