The Southland Institute
(for critical, durational, and
typographic post-studio practices)

currently under construction



Source materials:

  1. 30 Years of Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter: TM RSI SGM 1960-90. Louise Paradis with Roland Früh and François Rappo (2013/2017)
  2. 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics. Andrea Fraser (2018)
  3. Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016 and Adrian Piper: A Reader. (2018)
  4. African American Designers in Chigago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race. Exhibition brochure essay: Chris Dingwall (2018)
  5. Agnes Varda in California. (2015)
  6. All That is Evident is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo 1963-2018. Ian Monk & Daniel Levin Becker (eds.) (2018)
  7. The Alternative House: A complete guide to building and buying. Rita Tatum (1978)
  8. Amber: A Short History. Amber collective (2005)
  9. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. David Gebhard and Robert Winter (1985) (JI)
  10. Architecture After Revolution.Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman (2013) (NE)
  11. Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture. Bernard Rudofsky, 1964. (AT)
  12. The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict. Markus Miessen, ed. (2016)
  13. Assemble: How We Build. Angelika Fitz, Katharina Ritter. (2017)
  14. The Bathroom, The Kitchen, and the Aesthetics of Waste. Ellen Lupton and J. Abbot Miller (1992)
  15. Black Dada Reader. Adam Pendleton (2016)
  16. The Book. Amaranth Borsuk (2018)
  17. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. Mike Davis (1990) (JI)
  18. Come Alive: The Spirited Art of Sister Corita. Julie Ault (2007)
  19. Contestations. Learning from Critical Experiments in Education. Tim Ivison, Tom Vandeputte (eds.) (2013)
  20. Critical Pedagogy Reader. Antonia Darder, Marta P. Baltodano, Rodolfo D. Torres (eds.) (2003)
  21. Cul-de-sac. John Knight (2016)
  22. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Jane Jacobs (1961) (DA)
  23. Dialectic of Enlightenment. Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno (1947)
  24. Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America. Louis Adamic (1931) (DW)
  25. An Eames Anthology. Daniel Ostroff (ed.) (2015) (SM)
  26. Earthquakes, Mudlides, Fires, and Riots. Louise Sandhaus (2014)
  27. Equitable Sharing Payments Grand Total of Cash and Sale Proceeds. Cameron Rowland (2017)
  28. Everything in its Place: Social Order and Land Use in America. Constance Perin (2016) (DA)
  29. The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College. Eva Díaz (2014)
  30. Extra-Curricular. Jacob Lindgren (ed.) (2018) *
  31. Facing the Music: Documenting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles. Allan Sekula (2015) (DW)
  32. Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation. Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski (2018)
  33. for/with/in: Graphic Design for, with, and in the Browser. John Caserta (ed.) (2014)
  34. Form and Pedagogy: The Design of the University City in Latin America. C. Alfaro, P. Rowe, C. Cardinal (2015)
  35. Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network. Caroline Levine (2017)
  36. Gap Gardening. Rosemarie Waldrop (2016)
  37. Harun Farocki: Against What? Against Whom? Antje Ehmann, Kodwo Eshun (eds.) (2010)
  38. Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. Andrew Blauvelt, Esther Choi, and Greg Castillo (2015)
  39. How to Create Typefaces: From Sketch to Screen. Cristóbal Henstrosa, Laura Mesuguer, José Scaglione (2012)
  40. How Institutions Think: Between Contemporary Art and Curatorial Discourse. Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds, Mick Wilson (eds.) (2017)
  41. The Human Condition. Hannah Arendt (1958/1998)
  42. Humboldt Forum Berlin. Thomas Flierl, Hermann Parzinger (2009)
  43. Institutional Critique and After. John C. Welchman (ed.)(2006)
  44. Isotype: Design and Contexts 1925–1971. Christopher Burke, Eric Kindel, and Sue Walker (eds.) (2014)
  45. L.A. Landmarks Lost and Almost Lost. Cindy Olnick (2017) (JI)
  46. Landscape In Sight: Looking at America. John Brinckerhoff Jackson, edited by Helen Lefowitz Horowitz (1997) (AT)
  47. The Last Art College. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978. Garry Neill Kennedy (2012)
  48. The Lay of the Land Newsletter. CLUI (1994−present)
  49. Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice. Cathrine Veikos (2014)
  50. Lucius Burckhardt Writings: Rethinking Man-Made Environments: Politics, Landscape & Design. Lucius Burckhardt, edited by Jesko Fezer and Martin Schmitz (2012) (AT)
  51. Models and Constructs. Norman Potter (1990)
  52. Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums. Mabel O Wilson (2012) (SM)
  53. New Ways of Doing Nothing. Vanessa Joan Muller and Cristina Ricupero (2017)
  54. The New Work Order: Behind the Language of the New Capitalism. James Paul Gee, Glynda Hull, Colin Lankshear (1996)
  55. Notes on the Cinematograph. Robert Bresson (2016)
  56. Oase 100. Bart Decroos, Véronique Patteeuw, Marius Schwarz (eds.) (2018)
  57. One and Many Mirrors: On Graphic Design Education Today. Luke Wood and Brad Haylock (eds.) (2019) *
  58. Origins of Totalitarianism. Hannah Arendt (1951)
  59. Paperwork and the Will of Capital. Taryn Simon (2016)
  60. PER/TRANS: Performing the Cube Transforming the Cube. Sandra Peters (2017)
  61. Photography Against the Grain. Allan Sekula (1984/2016)
  62. A Public Character. Shannon Ebner (2016)
  63. Publishing as Artistic Practice. Annette Gilbert (ed.) (2016)
  64. QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK. Paul Soulellis (ed.) (2018)
  65. Reflecting on Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Anti-Racist Art and Design Field. Lauren Williams (ed.) (2018)
  66. The Responsible Object: A History of Design Ideology for the Future. Marjanne Van Helvert (2016) (SM)
  67. The Ruin to Come, Essays from a protracted war. Walid Sadek (2016) (NE)
  68. School. Sam Thorne (2017)
  69. Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: a Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin. Lawrence Weschler (1982) (AT)
  70. Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. David Harvey (2014)
  71. Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor. Arthur Danto and Joan Simon (2006)
  72. The Silent University - Toward a Transversal Pedagogy. Malzacher, Öğüt, Tan (eds.) (2016)
  73. Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives. Susan Howe (2014)
  74. Taking a Line for a Walk. Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Martina Dobbe, and Régine Bonnefoit (2014)
  75. Teaching Design: A Guide to Curriculum and Pedagogy for Teachers Who Use Design in Their Classrooms. Meredith Davis (2017) (SM)
  76. Tell Them I Said No. Martin Herbert (2016)
  77. The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study. Fred Moten and Stefano Harney (2013)
  78. Unlearning Exercises: Art Organizations as Sites for Unlearning. Binna Choi, Annette Krauss, Yolande van der Heide (eds.) (2018)
  79. Utopie Texts and Projects, 1967–1978. Craig Buckley and Jean Louise Violeau (2011) (NE)
  80. Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design. Mateo Kries, Amelie Klein, Alison Clarke (eds.) (2018)
  81. W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt Rusert (eds.) (2018)
  82. The World I Live In. Helen Keller (2003)
  83. Writing for the Design Mind. Natalia Ilyin (2019) (SM)

Short form reading:

also under construction. check back often

Relevent viewing:

  • Walk-Through by Redmond Entwistle. 18 minutes, Colour/B&W, 16mm to HD, 5.1, (2012)

Recommended Reading from Southland Institute prospectus 1

  1. Gertrude Stein: Tender Buttons. (1914)
  2. Nathalie Sarraute: Tropisms. (1939)
  3. Marcel Duchamp / Richard Hamilton: The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (a typographic version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box, Translated by George Heard Hamilton). (1960)
  4. Umberto Eco: The Open Work. (1962-1989)
  5. Jorge Luis Borges: Labyrinths. (1964)
  6. Bruno Munari: Design as Art. (1966)
  7. Norman Potter: What is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages. (1969)
  8. Maurice Stein and Larry Miller: Blueprint for Counter-Education. (1970)
  9. Robert Filiou: Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts. (1970)
  10. Stewart Brand: Whole Earth Catalog. (1968-1998)
  11. Denise Scott-Brown, Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour: Learning from Las Vegas. (1972)
  12. Donis A. Dondis: A Primer of Visual Literacy. (1973)
  13. Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver: Adhocism. (1973)
  14. Lucy Lippard: Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972. (1973)
  15. Enzo Mari: Autoprogettazione. (1974)
  16. Hans Haacke:
    • Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1, 1971. (1971)
    • Framing and Being Framed. (1975)
    • Unfinished Business. (1986)
  17. Clement Meadmore: How to Make Furniture Without Tools. (1975)
  18. Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishiwaka, Murray Silverstein: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. (1977)
  19. Judith Adler: Artists in Offices. (1979)
  20. Malcolm Wells: Gentle Architecture. (1980)
  21. Michael Asher: Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979. (1983)
  22. Allen Sekula: Photography Against the Grain. (1983)
  23. James P. Carse: Finite and Infinite Games. (1987)
  24. Jacques Ranciere: The Ignorant Schoolmaster. (1991)
  25. Robert Bringhurst: The Elements of Typographic Style. (1992)
  26. Karel Martens: Printed Matter. (1996)
  27. Donald Barthelme: Not Knowing. (1997)
  28. Paul Groth and Todd W. Bressi: Understanding Ordinary Landscapes. (1997)
  29. Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley: Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency. (2002)
  30. Barbara Pichler, Claudia Slanar (Eds.): James Benning. (2007)
  31. Lothar Baumgarten: Autofocus retina. (2008)
  32. Maria Eichhorn: Aktiengesellschaft. (2008)
  33. Camiel Van Winkel: During the Exhibition the Gallery Will be Closed. (2012)
  34. Sara de Bondt and Catherine de Smet: Graphic Design: History in the Writing. (2014)
  35. Tone Hansen and Lars Bang Larsen (eds.): The Phantom of Liberty: Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox. (2014)
  36. Maggie Nelson: Bluets, The Argonauts. (2014, 2015)
  37. Ben Lerner: 10:04. (2015)
  38. Stuart Bailey: Work in Progress: Form as a Way of Thinking. (2015)
  39. Harun Farocki: On Empathy.(2016)


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