ROAM: A READER OF THE AESTHETIC OF MOBILITY
|Spatial Mobility in contemporary society|
|Location||from local to global|
|Client||Technical University Delft, Black Dog Publishing|
ROAM is a 304page book edited by Anthony Hoete and published by Black Dog Published (London) in association with the Technical University of Delft and 'ab1': the 1st Architecture Biennale of the Netherlands. ROAM is an unconventional academic reader, looking at 'the Aesthetics of Mobility'. Under five themes - narrative, representation, glocalisation, telematics, velocity - ideas around what it is to 'roam' are explored, from theoritical texts to magazine style snippets of information. Against an architectural understanding of urban spaces and mobility. ROAM also engages with discourses from art, cultural studies, design and politics. In line with its unconventional approach, the texts in ROAM are designed to be read at different speeds, so that design projects are interspliced amongst essays and soundbites, provoking the reader with new views about our increasingly mobilised society.
Peter Wilson, in his Building Design Review, called ROAM 'crucial yet deviant'.