Preface/Introduction * I. The Systematic John Thackara: Back to the present; Rick Poynor: The Prospects and Limits of Connection; Georg Vrachliotis: Fritz Haller's city systems * Interviews with Thomas Lommee, Wolf Mangelsdorf and Lorenzo Bini II. The Modular Martino Stierli: The USM Haller from a modern/postmodern viewpoint Rem Koolhaas: extract from Rem Koolhaas & Hans-Ulrich Obrist: The Conversation Series; Alva Noe: extract from Out of our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness; Catharine Rossi: Squaring up to Superstudio: Grids, Modularity and Utopianism in Italian Radical Design; Interviews with Dimitri Bahler, Allan Wexler, Bless and Go Hasegawa
Sixty academics, students and alumni of leading design and architecture schools from around the world explore such questions as: What form will the components of modular systems take in the future? To what extent do we view our environment as modular?
A prolific writer for many design magazines, Tido von Oppeln also edited the book Totem and Taboo: Complexity and Relationships between Art and Design. He has been a lecturer in design theory and history in Lucerne and Zurich since 2009.