New books arriving this fall

New books arriving this fall

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons

Covers of the below introduced books and the Publishing Class logo designed by Fred Cave and Laura Pappa/Werkplaats Typografie.

September 3, 2014

Fall book sale

Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory 

Lange Nieuwstraat 7
3512 PA, Utrecht
The Netherlands

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With fall hurriedly on its way, we’re very pleased to offer you a selection of our recent books and some that are fresh off the press!

Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook
Following two years of “living research” and a subsequent and ongoing exhibition tour since 2012, GDR GOES ON, we are very proud to share with you that the Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook is in print!!! The anthology of research projects by artists, designers, theorists, neighbors, and activists investigates and expands the status of the home outside the narrow lens of private concerns as informed by late nineteenth-century material feminism.  

Editors: Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka
Contributors: Silvia Federici, Katherine Gibson, Dolores Hayden, Shannon Jackson, Christina Kiaer, Doina Petrescu, Precarias a la deriva, Simon Sheikh, Stavros Stavrides, Marina Vishmidt, and Sarah van Walsum, in addition to GDR residents and many, many others!
Design: Åbäke 
Co-publishers: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory & 
Valiz, Amsterdam
ISBN: 9789078088929

Cluster: Dialectionary 
Cluster is a network of eight contemporary visual arts organizations located in residential areas situated on the peripheries of European cities, with one in Holon, Israel. Compiled after a series of meetings at each organization over a period of two years, Cluster: Dialectionary weaves together a series of keywords that are drawn from the practices and experiences of the people who work at, visit, and live with the organizations, alongside various essays. 

Editors: Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick, and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
Contributors: Mark Fisher and Nina Möntmann, Marion von Osten, and Andrea Phillips among Cluster members and others! 
Design: Åbäke
Publisher: Sternberg Press
ISBN: 9783956790607

With the presentation of the Otolith Group’s solo exhibition In the Year of the Quiet Sun (Bergen Kunsthall, 2014) comes WORLD 3, a tripartite conversation between newly independent African states’ postal history, envelopes from the diaspora of a digital auction, and an associative inventory of quotations from Pan-Africanist poetry, fiction, journalism, theory, and history. 

Editors: Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar, Marin Clark, and Steinar Sekkingstad
Artist: The Otolith Group
Design: Blank Blank
Co-publishers: Bergen Kunsthall
& Casco – Office for Art, Design & Theory
ISBN: 9788293101178

Group Affinity 
Group Affinity reflects on an experimental summer school that took place in 2011 at Kunstverein München organized in collaboration with Casco. Five independent collective bodies or groups—Andreas Müller & Susanne Pietsch, Chicago Boys, Cinenova, Grand Openings, and Slavs and Tatars—headed up faculties and turned their respective self-organized practices and research and working processes into curricula for the participants.

Editors: Binna Choi, Saim Demircan, and Bart van der Heide
Contributors: Liam Casey, Hyun Ju Chung, Cinenova, Marthe van Dessel, Gürsoy Dogtas, Jan van Duppen, Matthias Friedrich, Rahman Hamasalih, Tad Hozumi, Claudia Hummel, Mary Ikoniadou, Hiwa K, Eva Könnemann, Nahla Küsel, Annette Krauss, Sofia Montenegro, Andreas Müller, Susanne Pietsch, Slavs and Tatars, Tijana Stevanovic, Davide Stucchi, Jason Waite, and Paul Wiersbinski
Design: Studio Manuel Raeder
ISBN: 9783943514278

Publishing Class IV: Community in Print
Community in Print is the fourth edition of the Publishing Class imprint designed by Casco for the Dutch Art Institute (DAI), Arnhem/ArtEZ. The 11 issues are inspired by serial art-publishing enterprises that offer a space for ongoing, self-disciplinary artistic practices. Please stop by if you are in the neighborhood for the launch at Casco on 1 October 2014!

Editors: Janine Armin, Yolande van der Heide, and Benjamin Thorel
Artists: Julieta Aguinaco, Katia Barrett, Ben Burtenshaw, Charlie Dance, Anna Dasovic, Aziza Harmel, Sarah Jones, Marianna Maruyama, Eona McCallum, Maria Mercedes Salgado, and Larraitz Torres
Designers: students of the Werkplaats Typografie Amir Avraham, Fred Cave, Yana Focqué, Virginie Gauthier, Fay Kolokytha, Jungmyung Lee, Ivan Martinez Lopez, and Maria Jimena Sanchez Zambrano 
Publisher: DAI Publications

Book orders can be made through our new webshop here, directly through publications [​at​], or via the above-mentioned publishers. Please also check the webshop for other and upcoming publications! 

Please stop by our table (N27) at the upcoming New York Art Book Fair 26–28 September!

You can also follow a series of book launch events at various locations by subscribing to our newsletter via our website.

Casco’s publications have been supported by Mondriaan Foundation, European Union Cultural Programme, Stichting DOEN, and Gemeente Utrecht. 

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