… the value of incomplete form is a political act architects should perform in the public realm.
The ideological battle is of little to us in thinking what the future of cities should be; our question is what the rules for design (cities) should be, …
- Richard Sennet, The Public Realm.
Proposed quote to the The (New) Book of Questions
Lecturas relacionadas con “Colaboraciones radicales: la ciudad abierta y una nueva economía ciudadana”. @pacogonzalez en #ciudadcommons de @ZGZactiva el próximo miércoles 22 de mayo en Zaragoza.
Good reflections about copying in architecture and what it means in the architect’s design culture by Sam Jacobs (aka @anothersam )
Quaderns - Guerrilla interviews #2 | Sam Jacob
Quaderns has been at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice and has asked to several participants which were their responses to the notion of Common Ground posed by the curator of this edition, David Chipperfield.
We present several responses to an idea with fuzzy boundaries, where the Common, beyond a return to convention, appears once again to be defined by different attitudes and approaches addressing practical and theoretical layers of architecture.
Sam Jacob is co-founder of FAT [Fashion Architecture Taste], an architecture office with an international reputation for delivering outstanding and award winning projects at a range of scales and for many different uses. He also write the blog Strange Harvest.
The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. We can call it P2P culture or a peer production movement, or open-P2P-design. Whatever we choose to call it, we must become aware that something fundamental is happening, and the much hoped-for third industrial revolution is also destined to be a social and cultural revolution.
Now that the need for large-scale production is disappearing due to the crystalline democratization of the means of production — now only linked to the time factor which is exponentially compressed every day — the cooperative revolution underway has placed people, as actors in their communities, at the centre of the act of production, humanizing it.