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Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation

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    Special Events
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    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

SPECIAL EVENT: Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation (originally published in 1972) is one of the most important books about design of the last 50 years. Yet until recently, it has been very hard to find.

Now MIT Press has created a new edition of this key text, which can be seen the forerunner to postmodernism, bricolage design of the 1990s, and contemporary DIY culture.

This event will reunite the book's two authors, Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver; and will also include a designer who continues to explore the possibilities of ad hoc practice. Glenn Adamson, co-curator of the recent V&A exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 to 1990, will chair the event.

A reception and book signing will follow.

Part of London Design Festival 2013

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