Vesper Journal 2: Author-Matter
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Published by Quodlibet
ISBN: 9788822904782
29 x 21 cm
224 pages
Italian/English

Vesper is a six-monthly, multidisciplinary and bilingual (Italian and English) journal which deals with the relationships between forms and processes of thought and of design. Gazing into the dusk, when light slowly merges with darkness and the illuminating object is no longer visible, Vesper aims to interpret the act of designing through tracing and revealing the movement of transformation.

The second instalment of Vesper scrutinises the concept of authorship and overcoming the author-persona. Forms of authorship are no longer dependant on the individual-creator, a remnant of the modern myth, but are rather a process to be shared with the anonymous powers of matter.

Freeing authors from their individuality, it opens up hybrid creative subjectivities and explores the sensitive and material consistency of design forms, whereby they alone encompass a subjectivity that is “authoriality”.

It features contributions by architects, designers, urbanists, and more, including Andreas Angelidakis, Philippe Rahm, Mieke Bal, Francesco Bergamo and many others.