Book: Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain
9.05.2007 by Urban Interface Berlin

inSite/ Art Practices in the Public Domain San Diego-Tijuana is pleased to announce the publication of Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain, the third and final book in the series documenting inSite_05.

The essays and dialogues included in Dynamic Equilibrium are drawn from the inSite_05 Conversations, which took place in San Diego/Tijuana from November 2003 through November 2005. Envisioned as working sessions centered around questions pertinent to the terrain of San Diego/Tijuana, the Conversations were conceived to rethink issues of local import within a broader frame. Drawn from the arenas of art and urbanism, geography and politics, history and philosophy, the texts converge in their quest to make sense of the forces that form the places where disparate publics meet.

Texts by Magalí Arriola, Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Teddy Cruz, Keller Easterling, Maarten Hajer, David Harvey, Manuel de Landa, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Eyal Weizman, Måns Wrange, and Sally Yard.

inSite_05’s interdisciplinary platform incorporated four core components – Interventions, Scenarios, Conversations and Museum Exhibition. inSite_05 unfolded between 2003 and 2005 in San Diego-Tijuana. It had a concentrated phase of public presentation from August 26, 2005 though November 13, 2005. Dynamic Equilibrium is accompanied by two additional publications: Farsites, published in conjunction with the inSite_05 Museum Exhibition; and [Situational] Public, which documents the projects commissioned for inSite_05 Interventions and Scenarios.

For more information about inSite_05, and to order copies of Dynamic Equilibrium, please visit, or email

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