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Casco – Office for Art Design and Theory Issues XII

Casco Issues is a magazine published by Casco–Office for Art, Design and Theory, which explores recurring issues that emerge from Casco’s programme. It centres on artists’ and designers’ writings and other unconventional forms of publishing.

The twelfth edition of Casco Issues, ‘Generous Structures’, focuses on “playfulness” as a value in critical cultural practice. As a playful inquiry, it positions alternative notions of playing against the grain of neoliberal ideologies of “lifelong learning” and “work as play”.

Edited by Binna Choi and Axel Wieder
Contributions by Zayne Armstrong, Ei Arakawa, Bob Black, Augusto Boal, Ruth Buchanan, Binna Choi, common room, Paul Elliman, ifau & Jesko Fezer, Zachary Formwalt, Beatrice Gibson with Will Holder and John Tilbury, Kleines postfordistisches Drama, Mattin, Hwayeon Nam, Merijn Oudenampsen, Nam June Paik, Anne Querrien, David Reinfurt, Margit Rosen, Kateřina Šedá, Axel Wieder

Design by Julia Born and Laurenz Brunner in collaboration with Sam de Groot

Co-published by Casco, Utrecht and Sternberg Press, New York/Berlin
ISBN 978-1-934105-33-7

‘Generous Structures’ travels
Acting as a nomadic structure, ‘Casco Issues XII: Generous Structures’ will lend itself as a departure point for a series of formal and informal presentations, commentaries and footnotes at art book fairs, bookshops or other occasions in which publishing is concerned. It will touch upon diverse and entangled issues such as mutual learning, open space, collective action, generosity, noise, institutional practice, design games, work versus play and living labour. Please come find us at the following moments:

The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1 New York, 30 Sept–2 Oct 2011
Publishing Class, Dutch Art Institute / ArtEZ (DAI), Arnhem, 20 Oct 2011
Pa/per View, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 28–30 Oct 2011
Motto Zürich, 18 Nov 2011
In collaboration with Corner College / Theory Tuesday
Miss Read, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 25–27 Nov 2011
2HB: What we make with words (book fair), CCA Glasgow, 17 Dec 2011

For a detailed launch programme and schedule, please refer to the linka above or visit our website at

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