Manifesto Series O2 Double
The “Manifesto Series” of discussions presented by theStorefront for Art and Architecture in New York invites artists, architects, critics and historians to participate in a spirited exchange of ideas about architecture. Established in 2010, the ongoing series is one of Storefront’s signature programs and reinvents the manifesto form as a way to develop and encourage new thinking in short, concise events with a polemical context.
Double (issue 02) includes a group of artists, architects, critics, historians and theorists, discussing the effects, desires and implications in the act of doubling and replicating. Society has constantly regulated the act of copying. Almost as an instinctual impulse towards originality, the desire and need for constant innovation has been protected throughout history with public shame, bureaucratic forms or even trials. Investigating the issues of sameness and difference, this compilation of manifestos explores the possibilities embedded in the act of copying, opening a path for learning by copying, and ultimately copying better.