Edited by Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon
Accattone is an independent editorial project based in Brussels.
It is a dedicated space for architecture documents: an interview, a visual essay, a drawing, are laid out as fragments of a montage transversal to the issue. Contents are manipulated mostly through their visual condition. From their sheer confrontation, several themes emerge. The printed format and its slow periodicity combine the characteristics of the work-in-progress with the finiteness of the object.
Issue 2 draws on several themes from the first issue — material shifts, models and model-like buildings, the role of images in the design process — to address specific methods and approaches which challenge established codes: bricolage, minor architecture, personal narratives and collections. Each contribution resonates with the others through analogies and faux amis, experimentations on editorial devices and shared positions towards reality, history and representation.
With documents by Aurélien Froment, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Baukunst, Manuel Montenegro, René Heyvaert, Jean Renaudie, Studio Tom Emerson at ETH, 6a architects, Good Times & Nocturnal News, Eric Lapierre, Brandlhuber+, Erica Overmeer, Martinez Barat Lafore.