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EYESORE
Multiple authors

EYESORE started with friends talking about cities. We share a political, cultural and personal perspective, that the built environment should be understood not by what it looks like, but the experiences we have of it. In 2015, as a bunch of undergraduate final years, all of us sort-of-strangers to each other, we launched our first magazine. Since then, we have published three more issues, organised talks, a publishing fair, exhibitions, screenings and workshops; all underpinned by a commitment to documenting and communicating experiences of the built environment. We are a group of friends and practitioners with foundations in anthropology, design, photography, film and public engagement, collectively defined by our interest in and engagement with the built environment. We choose to define the built environment as a landscape of relationships between living bodies and physical structures. We are as much the architects of our surroundings as they are of our everyday experiences. Our interest is in physical structures of all sizes - from a tower block to a bamboo stick. Our use of living bodies, instead of humans, is part of an attempt to broaden our focus to be more inclusive of the non-human life we share our environments with. Our work is defined by its commitment to documenting and communicating experiences of the built environment. Our output so far has encompassed publishing, programming, photography, film, sound and public engagement. We do not confine ourselves to one medium and instead let research and investigation lead the way. We want to encourage and amplify alternative voices and narratives within built environment discourses. A key ambition of ours is to continue producing and supporting a network of local and international collaborators who strive for spatial justice through their respective disciplines and practices.

 

Bio EYESORE is a group of friends and practitioners with foundations in anthropology, design, photography, film and public engagement, collectively defined by their interest in and engagement with the built environment. The current team members are Arman Nouri, David Dawson, Ganesha Lockhart, Michael Price, Nina Vukadin, Theodore Plytas, Fei Yen Waller.


2015, Softcover, stapled, offset printed, 30-35 pages, 340x240 mm

Title EYESORE
Authors Various
Publisher EYESORE