Jes Fernie. Direct Urbanism, transparadiso: Barbara Holub and Paul Rajakovics, in: Art & the Public Sphere Journal, Volume 3 / Number 1, 2015
transparadiso / Barbara Holub, Paul Rajakovics
After more than twelve years of transdisciplinary practice, the book designed by Lupo & Burtscher, Bolzano, and Schienerl D/AD, Vienna, introduces the extensive work of »transparadiso«: The oeuvre ranges here from a committed architectural practice down to diverse artistic-urban interventions which, now methodically sharpened as »direct urbanism« lift the dichotomy between planning and urban activism. The desire for a collective topos that is supported by collaborative actions and the potential of macro-utopias is common to all the different projects.
An interview with Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson as well as a text by Jane Rendell link the discourse to the projects with their diverse contexts.
Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson
216 pages, numerous ills. in color
With supplement and poster
27,5 x 19,8 cm
Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2013