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“Strategic Questions #2: Has Man a Function in Universe?”


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Contributions from: Neil Chapman, Shezad Dawood, Per Hüttner, Juneau Projects, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Kerry James Marshall, Jessica Spanyol, Lisa Strömbeck, Mark Titchner, Sue Tompkins, Hayley Tompkins, Gavin Wade and Carey Young.

Has Man A Function In Universe? is part of an ongoing project to develop forty projects related to forty questions written by R. Buckminster Fuller. Each project is an artwork or a combination of artworks, developed in response to one of the questions. Of all the questions ‘Has Man A Function In Universe?’ may be the key that binds and directs all of the other questions. Gavin Wade has commissioned artists and writers to respond to this question using a combination of text and image.

The publication will reflect the process of the project—an ‘exquisite corpse’ involving collaboration, dissemination and the combining of works.

Visit the Strategic Questions website for more information about the series.

Strategic Questions #2: Has Man a Function in Universe? (2008)
curated by Gavin Wade
Designed by James Langdon, co-published by Book Works and Eastside Projects, printed by Die Keure, Belgium
320 x 240 mm, 112 pp., offset in an edition of 1,000 copies, colour, hard cover
ISBN 978-1-870699-88-4 / £20