Christopher Dell & Ton Matton - Improvisations on Urbanity
Trendy Pragmatism in a climate of Change. In collaboration with Evelien van Vugt. English edition. Christopher Dell is not only an architecture theoretican, but also a performer. Ton Matton lives in Wendorf, Germany. He is the man behind Schie 2.0 office and mattonoffice, i.e. semi-autarkic applied architectural thinking = trendy pragmatism. The authors wanted to go on tour and act like modern jazz musicians who try to create situations where others take up their thoughts and develop them further. This kind of improvisation is about the translation of learnt rules and practices into an anticipatory concept that does not do away with planning or framing. The tour through this publication passes by several philosophers (Henri Lefevbre, Michael Thompson, Gregory Bateson, Michel Foucault) and the places Berlin, Rotterdam, Hamburg and London.