Non-Structures [Collector’s Edition]
***Funding Campaign ***
96 pages / 21 x 28 cm,
Full Colour, Softcover
Limited Edition of 500
‘Non-Structures’ presents London – and cities in general – as a spectacle of constant conflict, negotiation and flux. Capturing key moments in the life of diverse buildings, the images reveal a condition of transience, trapped as these buildings and sites are between the boundaries of architecture and ruin, planning and chance, process and product. The term ‘Non-Structures’ alludes to anthropologist Marc Augé’s influential work ’Non-Places’; this boundary condition, defined by an absence of identity, has lent its name to the series.
Using similar parameters of light, composition and scale, these ‘Non-Structures’ appear to be frozen in a specific time and context, as dysfunctional devices that question collectively the processes of change and the impermanence of the city. The photographed buildings exist in a liminal space of conflict between the demands for social inclusion, the conservation of architectural and cultural heritage, and the never-ending desire for economic and technological progress of cities. From the demolition of iconic buildings such as Robin Hood Gardens to various transformations of anonymous buildings in London, the photographs aim to unveil the unexpected and sculptural morphology of these ‘non-structures’, while simultaneously documenting the constant tension that exists with their surroundings. Can these ‘non-structures’ be considered involuntary works of art?
Beyond visual documentation, this series of images initiates a dialogue concerned with what type of future we want for the places in which we live, work, and pass the time.
Help Make This Book a Reality
To raise the production costs associated with this book, we are currently offering 100 one-time Collectors’ Editions. Your pre-order helps us to bring this project to life.
All backers get the Collector’s Edition, which includes:
1. Signed Copy of the Book
2. Archival Paper Inkjet Prints 20 x 25 cm
3. Your name printed as a backer in the book
4. Personalised Postcard with thanks from Francisco Ibanez
5. Your hands on the book before everyone else
6. Tracked Shipping Included
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About the Artist:
Francisco is an architect and photographer specialised in urban regeneration. He designs and manages urban regeneration projects as part of interdisciplinary teams, as well as working on photography research projects on cities’ planned and unplanned transformation processes. His work in design and photography complements each other, allowing him to explore cities from different angles and perspectives in an attempt to understand their unique opportunities and challenges.
Through photography, Francisco aims to pose questions on the temporal, emotional and formal perception of the city. His work challenges the fixed notion of permanence in built environments by documenting their transformative dynamics and focusing on certain elements that can be used as metaphors and triggers for broader discussions. He undertakes prolonged photographic investigations. Usually, over months or years, Francisco revisits several times the areas that he has photographed, aiming to achieve a series of images that critically reflect on the challenges and conflicts faced by our contemporary fast-changing cities.
– Images are digital mockups. Final design may vary slightly.
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