edited by Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan

This book brings together a series of reflections and practices around issues of local and trans-local cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted through the agency of a collaborative and networked project: Rhyzom

All these cultures developed within local contexts are intrinsically related to political, economic, social and material aspects and to specific temporalities, spatialities, individual and collective histories and experiences. Like the whole Rhyzom project, the book is an attempt to create transversal links and connections within and across different local framings and to seize instances of the dynamic and complicated nature of notions of 'local' and 'culture' through multiple forms of practice, which address the critical condition of culture in contemporary society. In relations with 'local and 'trans-local', 'place' and 'culture', issues of conflict and contest, ecologies, politics and care practices, common and commonality, institutions and agencies are addressed.

The book is written by architects, artists, activists, curators, cultural workers, educators, sociologists and residents living in different rural and urban areas in Europe and is addressed to anyone concerned with the relation between culture, subjectivity, space and politics today.

- For more information you can download the full press release here.
- Contact us directly if you want to purchase a copy for €25 or £22 plus postage.
- A free PDF of the book is available for downloading on and
- ISBN 978-2-9530751-13 Dépôt légal Bibliothéque Nationale de France (BFN), Paris/ December 2010

atelier d'architecture autogérée (Paris) /
Public Works (London)
Agency (Sheffield)
Cultural Agencies / Philipp Misselvitz (Istanbul/Stuttgart)

PRODUCTION aaa/rhyzom PUBLISHER aaa/peprav
EDITORS Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan
CONCEPTION atelier d'architecture autogérée and Agency, Cultural Agencies, PS2, public works
DESIGN AND REALISATION atelier d'architecture autogérée, Nacho Ormaechea and Tatjana Schneider (Agency), Burak Susut (for Cultural Agencies), tonic design (for PS2), Kathrin Böhm (public works)
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP Hélène Palisson, Florian Huyghe, Nolwenn Marchand
TRANSLATIONS Tom Ridgway, Doina Petrescu, Zeynep Zileliogl, Nuria Rodríguez
PRINTING Graficas Valdés
Pictures by kind permission of the photographers, as mentioned in the book.

Trans Local Act press release
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