“The last man, man of the street, man of the crowd, man of the masses, mass-man; that’s how THEY represented Bloom to us at first: as the sad product of…
Think Space is a cycle organized by the Zagreb Society of Architects. The third edition [2013-2014] of the program is entitled MONEY [The Echo of Nothing], and was devised by…
(Català) El llibre estudia les estratègies que utilitzen els arquitectes per aconseguir encàrrecs, vendre projectes i construir obres.
Aware of our scarce resources, it is time to re-program the rigid models of the past, from the margins, designing flexible infrastructures free from rhetoric.
Particularly acute today among urbanists and bureaucrats—for whom efficiency is an almost erotic obsession—infrastructuralism is a modern pathology in which the rhetoric and imagery of managerial discourse serve to erase any differentiation between primary and reflexive modernization.
Photos by Coke Bartrina
It may be the curators, preservationists, and historians—and not the engineers—that begin to recuperate…infrastructure both as a thing and an idea. This in turn, transforms what we understand both infrastructure and history to be.
The appeal of parainfrastructures (both as a class of architectural objects and as an alternative format for infrastructures) is not only aesthetic; it is also organizational, in that parainfrastructures operate primarily as organizational architectures.
Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme #262 is provocatively titled “Parainfrastructures”, an invented word that is rich with ambiguity.