Rights of Way
The Body as Witness in Public Space
Edited by Amy Gowen

Pauline Agustoni, Elia Castino, The Dazzle Club, Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes, Rahma Khazam, Annee Grøtte Viken, Soeria van den Wijngaard, among many others
Design by Studio Bramesfeld


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Rights of Way, the body as witness in public space takes our bodily movements as a departure point to cross into the terrains of art, culture, architecture, sociology, literature, and politics, to envision varied forms of witnessing, and apply them to our direct environments.

Art, Essay / Literature, Popular Culture
When many must still campaign to claim their stake in the public realm; when hate crimes and acts of institutional violence persist in the public sphere; when cities continue to grapple with the effects of mass surveillance, precarious citizenship, widespread gentrification, and divisive body politics, we seek to question, challenge, and re-envision who have the rights of way. This publication comprises a collection of essays, interviews, texts, and images from a range of artists, researchers, academics, architects, and historians. Together, the contributions question our positions of access and in-access in space, and, in doing so, orchestrate the act of witnessing as a vital component in providing meaning to our cities.
236 pages
Paperback, 13x20 cm
Onomatopee, 1st edition 2021
ISBN 9789493148703