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Introduction to the symposium Not More Not Less

Introduction to the symposium Not More Not Less

This video was recorded at MAO Not More Not Less: Symposium on exploring the wiggle room of contemporary architectural practice. Trained as an architect and an architecture historian respectively, Ilka Ruby and Andreas Ruby are the founding partners of textbild, an office for architectural communication operating in the spheres of publishing, curating, teaching and consulting (www.textbild.com). Among their publications are titles such as Images. A Picture Book of Architecture (Prestel, 2004), Groundscapes (Gustavo Gili, 2005), Urban Transformation (Ruby Press, 2008), Of Houses and People (HDA Publishers, 2009) and EM2N: Both-And (GTA Publishers, 2009). They have organised international symposia on architecture and design such as Face the Context (Vaduz, 2005), Urban Moods (Design Annual, Frankfurt, 2006) and Urban Prototyping (MAK Vienna, 2007). They curated the Cross-Atmosphering Sadar Vuga (Salon Blauraum, Hamburg, 2004) and Appropriate Design! (Design Annual, Frankfurt, 2007) exhibitions. In 2009, they presented a video-interview-installation entitled Endless Bauhaus at the Modell Bauhaus exhibition in Berlin. In 2008, they founded their own publishing house – Ruby Press (see www.ruby-press.com).

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