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Markus Miessen: The Nightmare of Participation

Presented by Urban States, this lecture was given on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.

Architect and theorist Markus Miessen (,,, lecture presents the third part of his “participation trilogy” – encouraging the role of what he calls the “crossbench practitioner,” an “uninterested outsider” and “uncalled participator” who is not limited by existing protocols, and who enters the arena with nothing but creative intellect and the will to generate change.