Miss Read

Art Book Fair

09/22/2023 – 09/24/2023

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair brings together a wide selection of the most interesting artists/authors, artist periodicals and art publishers and is accompanied by a series of lectures, discussions, book launches and workshops exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing and the possibilities of the book.

In conjunction, the annual Conceptual Poetics Day explores the imaginary border between visual art and literature.

Miss Read is Europe’s Art Book Festival, dedicated to community-building and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice. In 2019 Miss Read was gathering 304 exhibitors.

Since 2017, Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair takes place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Opening Hours

Friday 5:00–9:00 pm // Opening Party 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00–07:00 pm
Sunday 12:00–7:00 pm

Free admission

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Narcotic Cities

Lightning Talk

09/21/2023, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Lightning Talk at the „62. Deutschen Kongress für Geographie“ at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

With debates about the decriminalization of drugs on the rise, an exploration of drug maps is long overdue. Narcotic Cities traces the complex entanglements of drugs, institutions, activities, and the way they are represented with spaces and places, shedding new light on our cities. Through the medium of graphic essays, this book explores urban stories, as well as the histories, policies, communities, digital spaces, and pleasures associated with drugs, gathering together more than forty contributors working with Geographic Information Systems, hand drawings, satellite images, and memories. By experimenting with different graphic languages, this volume assembles a rich mosaic of multi-scalar urban perspectives on drugs, sharing little-known knowledge as well as reflections on the pitfalls, omissions, and failures of drug cartographies.

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Technical Lands

Event series

09/18/2023, 6:00 pm

New York

Book launch event conversations this fall on the East Coast and in London

Technical lands are spaces united by their “exceptional” status—their remote locations, delimited boundaries, secured accessibility, and vigilant management. Designating land as “technical” is thus a political act. Doing so entails dividing, marginalizing, and rendering portions of the Earth inaccessible and invisible. An anti-visuality of technical lands enables forms of hypervisibility and surveillance through the rhetorical veil of technology. Including the political and physical boundaries, technical lands are used in highly aestheticized geographies to resist debate surrounding production and governance. These critical sites and spaces range from disaster exclusion and demilitarized zones to prison yards, industrial extraction sites, airports, and spaceports. The identification and instrumentalization of technical lands have increased in scale and complexity since the rise of neoliberalization. Yet, the precise theoretical contours that define these geographies remain unclear. Technical Lands: A Critical Primer brings together authors from a diverse array of disciplines, geographies, and epistemologies to interrogate and theorize the meaning and increasing significance of technical lands.

Monday, 09/18/2023, 5:00 pm
University of Virginia School of Architecture, Charlottesville

Thursday, 09/28/2023, 12:00 am
Harvard University GSD Loeb Library, Cambridge

Tuesday, 10/17/2023, 6:00 pm
University of Greenwich Department of Landscape Architecture, London

Wednesday, 10/18/2023, 6:00 pm
Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Thursday, 10/19/2023, 6:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, Philadelphia

Thursday, 11/02/2023, 6:30 pm
University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto

Friday, 11/03/2023, 1:00 pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, Preservation, New York

Tuesday, 11/14/2023, 12:00 am
Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton


Convivial Ground

Book Launch

07/09/2023, 6:00 pm

Obentrautstrasse 19–21
10963 Berlin

Book Launch

"We’re all improvising. We’re all making decisions. And we’re all watching each other improvise. Decisions become shared ones. We will have built this city together."
Convivial Ground provides insight into the work of the transnational collaborative network Constructlab. Taking Ivan Illich’s understanding of conviviality as a departure point, the essays, conversations, stories, and images in the book reflect on the specificities of collaborative practices as situated experiments, as well as on their possible roles in the creation of convivial societies. Exploring contemporary conditions of togetherness, learning, and working, the book is not a “how-to” guide, but an invitation to cooperatively write new convivial narratives.

Join the Constructlab team at the Dragoner-Areal in Berlin for the launch of Convivial Ground. For this occasion, the authors will discuss the content of the book together with Rosario Talevi (architect, curator and educator based in Berlin).


Taking Action

Symposium & Book Launch

06/22/2023 – 06/23/2023


Athens and other cities in Europe and around the world are challenged by issues that require far-reaching decisions and urban actions, including the distribution and design of (public) space, decision-making, long-term planning and implementation.

Transforming Athens’ Urban Landscapes is a two-day symposium that aims to contribute to the multifaceted debate on the future and the restructuring of our cities towards healthier, greener, more liveable, equitable and resilient environments.

The symposium will bring together Greek and international experts from the field of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, academic researchers and teachers, as well as representatives of City of Athens actively involved in the transformation of our cities, to share their experiences and present their approaches to current and future urban change. Fundamental questions related to the transformation of Athens will be discussed: How can we respond to climate change and spatial inequalities? How can we turn the lack of spatial resources and conflicting goals and interests into a catalyst for new approaches and cooperation? How can new models of cooperation be established to share knowledge and translate this knowledge into action?

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06/22/2023, 6:10 pm
Taking Action - Transforming Athens’ Urban Landscapes
Book Launch with Norbert Kling

Full Programm

05/23/2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Stadsform 6
Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest

According to a recent American study, sexism and racism are so widespread in architecture that there is a distaste for these topics within the branch itself. What are the reasons for this exclusionary working culture? Even in Germany, most architecture graduates since the turn of the millennium have been female—but a large number of conventions and assumptions within the discipline make it difficult for women to remain in the profession. As a result, a great deal of highly trained talent is lost. Black Turtleneck, Round Glasses uses an intersectional feminist perspective to examine the structural causes that push women—and anyone else who isn’t a white cis man—out of the field. How can architectural teaching and discourse, as well as the industry’s self-image, become more diverse? Where are the experiences of a pluralistic society missing from the built environment? How can we bring about cultural change in planning and architecture?

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Best High-Rises 2022/23

Award Ceremony & Exhibition

11/09/2022 – 01/22/2023

Museum Angewandte Kunst
Schaumainkai 17
60594 Frankfurt am Main

The International Highrise Award 2022/23 presents a selection of current highrise buildings from all over the world according to the following criteria: future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into the urban fabric, sustainability, and economic feasibility. This year, 34 projects from 13 countries were nominated for the International Highrise Award.
The exhibition presents all nominated buildings. The winner, announced at the award ceremony in Frankfurt‘s Paulskirche in early November 2022, will be documented in the show together with the finalists and the nominees by means of models, large-scale photos, drawings, texts and films.


The IHA 2022/23 finalists at a glance

Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada
Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Denmark / New York NY, USA

TrIIIple Towers, Vienna, Austria
Architects: Henke Schreieck Architekten, Vienna, Austria

The Bryant, New York NY, USA
Architects: David Chipperfield Architects, London, UK

Singapore State Courts, Singapore
Architects: Serie Architects, London, UK + Multiply Architects with CPG Consultants, Singapore

Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia
Architects: 3XN, Copenhagen, Denmark