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Launch of Accattone #2 and #3 in Lisbon and in ParisPresentation in Lisbon - September 30th at 2 pm - Lecture The site of DiscourseThe editors of Accattone will give a lecture at the international conference The Site of Discourse. Thinking Architecture Through Publication which takes place at Banco de Portugal – Money Museum, Largo de São Julião/Praça do Município, Lisbon.Launch in Paris - Wednesday October 7th - 7.30 pm at la Librairie VolumeLaunch of Accattone #2 and #3 together with architects Sébastien Martinez Barat and Benjamin Lafore, who contributed to both issues.Presentation in Paris - 12-15 November - Art Publishing FairThe book will be presented at the OFFPRINT Paris at Beaux-Arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris.Accattone is a dedicated space for architecture documents: an interview, a visual essay, a drawing, are laid out as fragments of a montage transversal to the issue. Contents are manipulated mostly through their visual condition. From their sheer confrontation, several themes emerge. The implicit, allusive character of the analogy is preferred to the over-determination of the text, especially of the essay format. Exploring these editorial possibilities is an attempt to go beyond the simplistic assumption that only text-based magazines are "critical" and that our visually-oriented cultural condition is necessarily un- or post-critical.Away from the fast and oblivious mechanism of production-consumption of the web, the printed format and its slow periodicity combine the characteristics of the work-in-progress with the finiteness of the object.