Uncorporate Identity

[Image: From Uncorporate Identity].

There will be a book launch party in New York City tonight for Metahaven’s Uncorporate Identity, a book that features guest contributions by Keller Easterling, China Miéville, Chantal Mouffe, Michael Taussig, Florian Schneider, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and many others. (On a vaguely related note, Miéville’s The City & The City just won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and is definitely worth a read this summer).

[Images: From Uncorporate Identity].

The book describes itself as “an adventurous collection of design projects [by Metahaven] around visual identity and politics… Organized as a sequence of five chapters, each comprising case studies, notes and essays, it explores, visually and textually, the paradoxes of identity in a networked world”—including border walls, “unrecognized states,” micronations, data centers and superstores, conceptual demolition and disappearing streets, black metal noise terror, military-urban monumentalism, and much more.

[Images: From Uncorporate Identity].

You can see some spreads from the book here; the launch itself will take place at e-flux, down at 41 Essex St., Front 1, Manhattan, starting at 7pm. That’s tonight, Friday, May 7. Here’s a map.

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