INTELLIGENTSIA is a series of editorial experiments that present the work of Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski. The collection includes artist books by the collective Garcia Frankowski, as well as parallel publications executed under the architectural label WAI Architecture Think Tank.
INTELLIGENTSIA aims to present a coherent reading of a series of visual and literary experiments made by Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski since 2008. While the authors are architects, artists and writers, the projects presented by INTELLIGENTSIA manage to reach freedom beyond the limits of each of the disciplines, while capturing the influences of parallel practices. The collection INTELLIGENTSIA recognizes the intellectual and visual autonomy of a repertoire of works that, ranging from painting, to poetry, essays and visual narratives, are able to create new aesthetic and conceptual discourses. Far from presenting mere monographic documents, INTELLIGENTSIA creates an editorial infrastructure with the aim to explore the artist's book as an introspective reflection and critical manifesto without losing sight of its historical and cultural reference