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

currently under construction



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)

Long form reading / source material:

  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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