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WS stands for Walkscapes, an urban and collaborative publishing platform founded in 2016 by Gianni Villa (FR, 1990) and Wanling Chang (TW, 1987) and based in Brussels. WS aims, through publication of big collective Magazines and small project Zines, to create a network for anyone — artist, photographer, poet, architect, urbanist, bookseller — who likes to wander around the city.





WS002
河邊 BY THE RIVER
 


Five Wu, Jei Jan, Gianni Villa, Morgane Le Guilloux, Manuel Ortega, Wanling Chang

“The 河邊  issue aims to investigate the relationship between the city of Taipei and its lively riversides that encompass it. By highlighting its independence from both the urban fabric and the natural balance, it wishes to present a set of new connections that happen in the gap, between city, nature, infrastructure, and people.”

2018, A4, 64 pages, 50 copies

15€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS001
PERIF


Ananay Arango, Florent Hajinazarian, Gabriel Henry, Gianni Villa, Melchior Tersen, Norida Ho, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Quentin Strauss, Wanling Chang

“The PERIF issue is focused on the subject of the ring road and on all the themes it may encompass. Because it involves the question of boundaries, entrances and exits, this constructed limit says as much about the inside and outside of cities as about the means of going beyond them.”

2016, A4, 88 pages, 50 copies  

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WS111
MORE ANIMAL DRAWINGS


Wanling Chang

“The presentation brings together drawings of some of the favourite animals of Chang's friends and colleagues. Chang's work on paper, and more specifically her drawings of animals, first came to attention through the self-published Animals that I drew (2019). Right away we notice that the past three years offered little to no improvement in the drawing department.”

2022, A6, 32 pages, 20 copies

8€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS110
GREENHOUSE TERRITORIES


Valentin Bansac

“The Westland is located in South Holland and is referred to as the greenhouse capital of the Netherlands. In a country where half of the land is used for agriculture, it hosts extensive areas of repetitive and overscaled glass buildings. This series observes the manifestation of the future of agricultural production, an anti-urban landscape that produces food and flowers in industrial quantities with artificial light.” 

2022, 21x27cm, 48 pages, 50 copies

12€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS109
UNHOMED


Sepideh Farvardin

“When I wander around cities that I have not visited before, my thoughts get entangled with details that skip my eyes even in my hometowns. And it is at that moment when I embark on an intense journey of observation. Walking in the streets of Europe as a newcomer, my eyes began to follow objects that seemed left behind. Belongings which seemed to have been forgotten on streets and alleys. In reflection, I discovered, beneath this returning occurrence, a mutual condition between myself and my photograph subjects; a sense of displacement and lack of belonging.”

2022, A4, 52 pages, 20 copies

12€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS108
BEIJING OUTLINE


Anna Pierotello

“ After years of commuting across Beijing, and encountering millions of people in thousands of trips, I started wondering, where do they all come from? Where do they live? I knew that Beijing was big, but how big? Where does the city even stop? This is a book about where Beijing ends. It is an exploration to find out what the city looks like at the end of each of its metropolitan arteries. It is a report that takes into account time and distance. It is a collection of images captured throughout the winter of 2017. ”

2022, A5, 64 pages, 20 copies

12€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS107
POSUTOMODAN


Gianni Villa

“ポストモダ, pronounced POSUTOMODAN, is the japanese term to name the postmodernist movement. It’s also the name of this book, a personal research I made between 2018 and 2019, while I was still living in Taipei. It includes a record of walks in search for postmodern buildings from Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as a collection of japanese songs produced during the same period : https://tinyurl.com/2zw8rh2j

2022, 12x18cm, 124 pages, 50 copies

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WS106
CITY PLANTS


Gianni Villa

“16 postcards about plants in the city, the various shapes it can take, and beyond the simple copy of nature, the multiple roles it can play for local people : in London, garden palmtrees as an exotic escape ; in Barcelona, roses to bid farewell to beloved dead; in Taipei, weeds as a spontaneous resistance of nature to urban sprawl; In Tokyo, flowerpots as a domestic space in the megalopolis.”

2019, 10x15cm, 16 pages, 20 copies

5€ (+ shipping costs) 
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WS105
A TRAVEL IN TWO


Sofia Clementina Hosszufalussy

“Catching the train that from Moscow brings you to Vladivostok; sharing space, days and nights with random travellers. A travel between two is the reportage of this, of two friends and their trip to Siberia until the Baykal lake. A story told between Europe and Asia, pictures and drawings, you and me.”

2019, A5, 36 pages, 20 copies

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WS104
THRESHOLD


Wanling Chang

“Threshold is a photographic essay on the Khmer temples, a reflection on the form and the construction methods of these relics through images. Haunted by these sanctuaries upon her first visit to Thailand, Wanling Chang tends to have a better understanding of their forms and eventually the philosophy behind by working on the visual representation of an unspeakable perception.”

2019, A5, 32 pages, 20 copies

8€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS103
ANIMALS THAT I DREW


Wanling Chang

“From an early age, my poor drawing skills had been a subject of mockery both at school and at home. For a long time, my clumsiness felt like a weakness, which I tried to hide. It wasn't until I reached adulthood that I realized technical skills and creativity are two different things altogether. What makes self-publishing so wonderful is how it embraces amateurism. We are free to show the obsessions few people care about. Amateurism won’t be an obstacle to any form of creation. I hope this book can amuse you.”

2019, A6, 40 pages, 40 copies

8€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS102
MISSING


Wanling Chang

“Wanling Chang has been collecting missing posters over the span of 6 years, and she has now decided to make a book out of them. It’s a book about missing animals and objects, about images and the representation of things we hold dear, about the anxiety and the fear of loss, about absence.”

2018, A6, 96 pages, 20 copies

8€ (+ shipping costs)
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WS101
PALMS


Gianni Villa

 “ During my repeated visits to London, I noticed how many palm trees can be seen in front yards, despite the city less-than-ideal weather conditions. Upon visiting Kew Gardens, I figured out the reason behind this predilection for palm trees, in front of Edred John Henry Corner’s words: “Of all land plants, the palm is the most distinguished.” Palms documents the phantom of Imperialism, still visible throughout the common urban space, as well as in the exotic section of the Royal Botanic Gardens.”

2017, ½ A5, 28 pages, 20 copies

8€ (+ shipping costs)
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EXHIBITIONS

2022   Wiels Art Book Fair, BE
2022   Ghent Art Book Fair, BE

2019    Wiels Art Book Fair, BE
2019    Ghent Art Book Fair, BE

2018    Break Off, Taichung, TW

2017    FRAC PACA, Marseille, FR
2017    Génie d’Alex, Paris, FR




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