Book Launch: Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution by Benjamin H. Bratton

Book Launch: Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution by Benjamin H. Bratton

Date: 
05.02.2016 14:30
Festival edition: 
2016
Format: 
Talk
Location: 
HKW
Café Stage

Please join Benjamin H. Bratton and e-flux journal editor Julieta Aranda for the launch of Bratton's new work of theory-fiction, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution. The title also marks the tenth book in the e-flux journal Series with Sternberg Press.

Benjamin H. Bratton’s kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture.

In this mosaic we glimpse a future city built with designed violence and the violence of design. As one ratifies the other, the exception becomes the ruler.

Presented in cooperation with e-flux.

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