Author(s): Lukas Feireiss
The terms ”place“ and ”space“ are often used
as synonyms for one another, but there is a
semantic difference between the two words.
”While places are constantly creating and
moulding our identities, spaces allow us to examine the identities which have been made,“
as the editor of the publication comments in
his introduction to its artistic field of research.
The book looks at the way places and spaces
can be designed and shaped, bringing together
performances, interviews, and essays — its
title refers to the Afrofuturist science-fiction
classic Space Is the Place by legendary jazz
musician Sun Ra, whose character in the film
wanted to lead the souls of black America
to a better future in outer space. The volume
ties in with Space Is the Place, the exhibition
cycle curated by Lukas Feireiss at the BNKR
— current reflections on art and architecture
gallery space in Munich, which ran from
September 2018 to July 2019.