Author: fshipwright

FROM LA TO KOLKATA, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME: text on two Art Basel Statements artists

“Both artists explore these inherent tensions against the backdrop of regeneration and consumerism in Kolkata and Los Angeles – two urban centres whose boundaries are continually rendered obsolete by the processes of sprawl and migration. […] In both projects, the architecture of the artists’ respective locations is heavily referenced, both in terms of their materiality and the imaginaries they serve.”

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HOPE IN THE ERROR: Co-Machines book contribution

“It’s interesting to note too that the product interfaces of consumer techland often borrow the language of architecture in order to make sense of the ephemeral and abstract concepts upon which they are built/conceived to further/propagate. It does not however follow that we should borrow the sensibilities of the digital to when it comes to city making.”

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ARCHIFUTURES Volume 4: Thresholds

“This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a ‘post-futurist’ condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – ‘now’”.

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EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST: on digital archival project All Sources Are Broken

“Thinking of ASAB’s interest in obsolescence alongside the thematic frame of “ever elusive” brings to mind the manner in which Espen Aarseth, Principle Researcher at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, has spoken about hypertext, noting that its main feature “is discontinuity—the sudden displacement of the user’s position in the text.”

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