ARCO in Madrid

ARCO in Madrid

We are proud to announce our participation at the international Feria del Libro de Artista, at the ARCO in Madrid, held from the 6rd till 10tth of March 2024.


AADR (Art, Architecture, Design Research) offers leading publications on contemporary discourse and cutting-edge research in art, architecture and design. The curatorial editor Prof. Dr. Urban Rochus HINKEL (Melbourne) established AADR together with the german SPURBUCH-Verlag in late 2012. The curatorial editor is supported by an international Advisory Board and an Academic Advisory Board with well-established academics from art, architecture, design, philosophy and related fields. Every year there are about six to ten new titles. Over 20 universities all over the world (from Melbourne, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Darmstadt and Frankfurt). 

The books in english are promoted worldwide and are available in spezialized bookstores in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia 

At the exhibition you can familiarize yourself with our new products:

1. Imaginaries on Matter – Tools, Materials, Origins" is an innovative architectural research endeavor merging historical-cultural studies with digital material exploration. Focused on material imagination, it challenges conventional choices in architecture through reverie and technology, advocating for rooted relations with materials. Featuring interviews and a postscript by David Leatherbarrow, the book rejects the idea that materials are inconsequential in today's architectural discourse. It emphasizes materials' role in fostering creativity and reshaping their significance in design and theory. It delves into the richness of materials, urging readers to explore limitless possibilities with joy and fascination.

 2. Xi Ye, a scholar at Macau University of Science and Technology, focuses on architectural and cultural criticism, with recent work in Architectural Research Quarterly. Holding a Master's in Urban Design from Cardiff University and a Ph.D. in architecture from Newcastle University, Xi Ye's book, "Conceptual and Pragmatic," explores the tension between architects' ideals and everyday experiences, discussing user subjectivity, sensory aspects, and connections to popular culture. The book evaluates the influence of Western architecture on Chinese practice, considering tensions with cultural traditions and social conditions.


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