“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, as Joni Mitchell once sang. Located in the somewhat typecast “anarchist” Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia, Navarinou Park exemplifies something of a reverse scenario.”
“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.”
“…just as their conservation-focused cousins seem content to co-opt and reconfigure idealisations of what has gone before, so too are new developments turning to specious Berlin narratives to preordain not just the use of space but also perceptions centred around it.”
“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’”.
Explorations in Urban Practice, the first edition in the Urban School Ruhr Series, draws from and reflects upon USR’s experiences to date whilst also looking to the future of urban practice in contemporary cities.
12’’ of an Absent Body is a web-based work transgressing into the physical space of the exhibition The House of Dust by Alison Knowles at CNEAI=, Magasins Généraux.
“But while the focus on infrastructure was a useful device for initiating these kinds of discussions, a danger of the approach is the predominance of an “above/below the bonnet” dichotomy; cities are not cars, nor are they computers. The speakers partaking at reSITE 2017 offered perspectives along a wide spectrum of architecture and urbanism.”
MEDIATED SPACE – PUBLISHING, PRACTICE AND PLATFORMS: Curating architecture and the urban lecture series at TU Berlin
Talk delivered to students of Fakultät VI Institut Für Architektur at Technische Universität Berlin, as part of the Curating Architecture and the Urban lecture series.
TOGETHER! THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE COLLECTIVE Ruby Press/Vitra Design Museum exhibition and catalogue
Picture research and editorial support for Together! The New Architecture of the Collective, Vitra Design Museum exhibition and accompanying catalogue published by Ruby Press, June 2017.
“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.”
STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE: What might anti-architecture mean in the post-industrial, digitised landscapes of 2017?
“Arguably, the ‘souls of our societies’ are drifting into the cloud, routed in physicality via the dispersed architecture of a thousand non-distinct (and often unmapped) server farms. What could ‘collapsing architecture’ in order to platz schaffen (make space) mean for artists working at the intersection of music and architecture today?”