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Book Launch Zurich: The Lives of Documents — Photography as Project

CCA elsewhere, in English, Never Stop Reading, Zurich, 19 June, 7pm (GMT+2)

How can photography make visual arguments about built and lived realities in ways that traditional architectural representation fails to communicate? The Lives of Documents — Photography as Project follows Stefano Graziani and Bas Princen’s conversations and studio visits with diverse authors to reflect on the idea of the documentary as an embedded quality of photography. Tracing their research materials, archiving practices, and production processes, the publication highlights a selection of photographic projects that model our visible world, investigating notions of landscape and its destruction, global infrastructure, intimacy and interiority, and conditions of urban and domestic space and life.

Join us in Zurich as we launch our recent book The Lives of Documents — Photography as Project, co-published by the CCA and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

During this evening hosted by Never Stop Reading, editor Bas Princen, contributor Marianne Mueller, and CCA editor Victoria Addona will introduce the publication and discuss how it advances photography as a research tool for the study of architecture.

Never Stop Reading
Spiegelgasse 18, Zurich 8001


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