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May 4, 2010

e-flux presents Metahaven book launch & conversation

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Uncorporate Identity“After decades of corporate identity being reduced to logos, Metahaven has undertaken a larger project to explore identity in politics and culture, online and across borders. This expansive monograph is its own project — the transformation of a design practice into a research laboratory and think tank. An important book.”Designobserver.com

“A radical collective at the conceptual forefront of contemporary design.” — Alice Twemlow

Uncorporate Identity
Lars Müller Publishers, 2010
608 pages, softcover

Edited by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk) with Marina Vishmidt.

Contributions by Boris Groys, David Singh Grewal, Vladimir Kolossov, Keller Easterling, Dieter Lesage, China Miéville, Chantal Mouffe, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bruno Besana, Michael Taussig, Regula Stämpfli, Mihnea Mircan, Florian Schneider, Marina Vishmidt, and others.

Metahaven (Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden, Gon Zifroni) is a design studio engaging the field of visual identity. From research projects, such as the Sealand Identity Project (2004), Museum of Conflict (2006), and Quaero (2007), the group has moved into installations and critical design projects such as Affiche Frontière (CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008) and Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Casco Utrecht 2009). Metahaven’s work was included in group exhibitions like Forms of Inquiry (Architectural Association, London, 2007, cat.) and On Purpose – Design Concepts (Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008). Metahaven’s commissioners include the Van Abbemuseum, Valiz Publishers, e-flux Journal, Premsela Foundation and Bureau Europa. The group’s members lecture regularly, and teach at Yale University, New Haven, the Design Academy, Eindhoven, and the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, among others.

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