Praxis 8 is now available from amazon.com.
My essay “Programming After Program: Archizoom’s No Stop City” explores the history of the Italian radical architecture group as a kind of retroactive manifesto for the sort of work that I am doing these days.
The editors explain the issue theme:
“RE: programming” reflects upon the complex, ambiguous and ultimately paradoxical set of ideas denoted by the term program. The elusive definition of program is not only because of its complex history but more importantly because of its continuous redefinition in contemporary architectural practice. A broader shift in the term program, with the emergence of computer culture, has empowered architects to see what was traditionally considered a given, as something that can be reprogrammed at will.