The Violence of Participation

Edited by Markus Miessen

Sternberg Press

What exactly is Europe? Is it an actual place or just a temporary community based on shared political and economic interests? Edited by London-based architect and writer Markus Miessen, this compilation of essays, cartoons and other writings presents the world’s most densely populated continent as a conflicted political space whose identity must be continuously negotiated. As the European Union maintains its eastward march to countries like Turkey, bleeding beyond its classically understood political boundaries, the questions continue. Produced to expound on Miessen’s work from the Lyon Biennial in 2007, this dense paperback accumulates diverse opinions exploring what it means to live in Europe today.

Graphic Design and Photography by Zak Group.