Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents
> Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer (Centre for Global Architecture) are the curators of the Austrian contribution (PLATFORM AUSTRIA) to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
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> With contributions by Tom Avermaete, Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman, Vyjayanthi Rao, Saskia Sassen and Slutty Urbanism, among many others
Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents discusses the fundamental transformation of urban space through platform technologies.
By reorganizing access to a wide spectrum of fundamental domains, such as education, housing, health care, or even political information, platforms are destined to become the most powerful players regulating the way we live in cities. Digital platforms such as Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and Amazon embody not only new types of enterprises but also a completely new culture of life—from the products we handle and the services we use every day to entire urban neighbourhoods that will be built by major platform enterprises in the next few years. These multi-scalar changes raise significant questions about the social potentials and risks of the architecture of these all-encompassing ecosystems.
Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer are Co-Directors of the Centre for Global Architecture, an interdisciplinary initiative established to study the planetary changes affecting spatial production today. Their work has received numerous awards and commendations worldwide.
ISBN 978-94-6208-615-9 | May 2021 | available | Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer (ed.) | design: Bueronardin | English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 480 pages | illustrated (125 full color)