Living as Form
is largely celebratory and expansive, preferring to pose enormous questions rather than suggesting how to answer them. Primarily it's a sourcebook, a starting point for further research, and a snapshot of critical conversation about the field. Its optimism can be infectious—look at how many different ways there are to do this stuff!—yet it's a compromised vehicle. Often we have to read between the lines to get a sense of what relations, or forms of living, come out of this work. —Sara Marcus
About the Author
Nato Thompson is Chief Curator at the New York--based public arts institution Creative Time. He edited The Interventionists: Users' Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life
and Becoming Anima
l (both published by the MIT Press) and curated the MASS MoCA exhibitions they accompanied.