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Accattone is an independent magazine on architecture started in 2014. It explores ‘minor’ practices in architecture through the specific means of the printed magazine. – Accattone 5 is based entirely on the work of Armin Linke.
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Accattone 5 | Photography by Armin Linke

Accattone 5 – Based entirely on the work of Armin Linke, Accattone 5 explores photography in relation to the major architecture of public and private institutions: the infrastructure of the Roman Empire, neoclassical Athens, the United Nations headquarters, neo-liberal corporate environments and the fragile European institutions in Brussels.
Monuments are carefully crafted to convey determined sets of aesthetic codes and political values, incorporated in a purportedly eternal and total character. Photography can challenge the power of such representations by bringing out their inherent glitches, small cracks and everyday ambiguities. It can reprogramme architecture.

Pictures
Photographic series by Armin Linke
Corporate Arcadia (2017, previously unpublished)
United Nations Headquarters (2001)
Roman Cities Project (1999)
Text Room, Athens (2016, previously unpublished)
Inside/Outside (2015)

Texts
‘Fade to Grey’, Ido Avissar
‘Minor Perspectives’, a conversation with Armin Linke
‘Text Room, Athens’, Elina Axioti
‘Athens as Underground Arcadia’, Aristide Antonas

Publication details: Accattone 5, 134 colour pages, fold-outs, 24x32cm, soft cover
Editors: Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon
Design: Ismaël Bennani & Orfée Grandhomme

Accattone is an independent magazine on architecture started in 2014. Self-published by two architects and two graphic designers, Accattone explores ‘minor’ practices in architecture through the specific means of the printed magazine. In the current landscape of non-commercial publications, its originality lies in the strong visual orientation and in the close association of methods, editorial devices and featured contents. Through these experiments, crossing the methods of artists-as-iconographers with the work of emerging practices, Accattone addresses critically a fundamental aspect of architectural thinking and practice: the working document and the changing status of the image in the design process.

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