Standpunkte was founded in 2005 to promote dialogue and critical exchange among emerging voices in architecture and its related fields. While our organization initially served as a platform for the discussion and exhibition of architecture, we began making books in 2009, reaching a broader international audience in the process.

Standpunkte publishes manifestos, critical investigations, and designs that represent current positions or comment on historical subjects from a contemporary perspective, and it engages critically with architectural culture on all scales from the built environment to speculative visions.

Our publications aspire to amalgamate design and content, and through their emergence, we encourage a productive collaboration between architects, artists, graphic designers, and writers. Over the past decade, Standpunkte has published over a dozen of books, many of which challenge the commercial limitations of architectural publishing.

Reto Geiser & Tilo Richter