This book draws indirectly from the first edition of the International Seminar Unneeded Conversations, held in May 2010, in Porto, Portugal.
The seven texts printed here can only give a partial idea of what happened during those four days of a wide-ranging debate on the practice and theory of art and with the contribution of many participants. That is why this volume is presented as an autonomous edition and not as the seminar proceedings. Even so, we hope this book will be both a memory of our unneeded conversations in 2010 and a contribution to the ongoing debate on the close relation between theory and practice in the arts. Further volumes will follow.
Miguel Leal; Fernando José Pereira (Eds.), Unneeded Texts vol.1, Porto, i2ADS, 2012.