This anthology brings together key texts on the field of art, culture and the public domain published in Open by NAi Publishers and SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain from 2004 until 2012. Together, these essays written by international theoreticians provide powerful insights into the most important areas of theory and practice in today's public space. They also reflect the effort invested and the themes covered by Open in the eight years it has existed. Subjects covered include safety, informal media, makeability, precarity, war, privacy, populism, transparency, mobility and autonomy.

With contributions by
Gijs van Oenen, Wolfgang Ernst, Jorinde Seijdel, Jonathan Sterne, Roemer van Toorn, Saskia Sassen, Stephen Wright, Geert Lovink, Chantal Mouffe, Marc Schuilenburg, Pascal Gielen, Matteo Pasquinelli, Willem Schinkel, Felix Stalder, Yves Citton, Brian Holmes, Boris Groys, Sven Lütticken, Noortje Marres

Jorinde Seijdel and Liesbeth Melis

English edition
ISBN 978-94-6208-003-4
€ 24,50
Publication date July 12, 2012
Paperback | illustrated (colour and b/w)
240 pages | 17 x 24 cm
Design: Thomas Buxó and Klaartje van Eijk
NAi Publishers i.c.w. SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain

Open takes a socially engaged, thematic and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of changing conditions in public space and new notions of publicness. The key focus is on the consequences of the ongoing processes of privatisation, mediatisation and globalisation for society and cultural production.

Open #24 Dingpolitiek is the final issue of Open, to be published in November 2012 by NAi Publishers and SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Space. From 2013, Open continues as the autonomous foundation Open! Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain. It will serve as an international online and offline platform for experimental ideas on art, culture and the public domain. The foundation will produce printed and digital publications.