Book presentation
Art, Architecture, Activism and the Future of the City
Archive Books
with Tiziana Villani, Marco Biraghi, Paolo Caffoni and Isola Art Center.

Biblioteca Parco Sempione
Viale Miguel de Cervantes (zona Montetordo)
20121 Milano

Friday November 11th, 6 p.m.

Fight-Specific Isola traces the long history of the Isola area of Milan and the organic, spontaneous progress of the Isola Art Center over the past 12 years. Featuring texts and many images, the book tells the story of an artistic and urban transformation, led by artists, who often had to invent tools and concepts along the way. This publication serves as an example of how to act on the ground in today’s urban condition. Different narratives of history, artistic intervention and action allow the reader to trace the complex idea of collectivity, solidarity and fight-specificity. Testing new terms such as dirty cube and dispersed centre this book shows a possible way to respond to the constant pressure of neoliberal development and gentrification.