"Our turn now. To turn down the pencil, and shut down the screen. To smell the letters and lick the words. To print pleas and share revolts. The story of architects playing the alchemy of the words. We want to explore how architecture melts in the intersection with politics, technology, economy and social demur. We oppose to individualism, consumerism and accumulation. We propose to change the limited metrics of architecture—sqm, budgets, investments—and pose human relations in the center of our debates. We propose complexities: to use poetry, empathy, enthusiasm as new metrics to understand the nature of our cities. We propose to blatantly update our current architectural standards and transform them into stories. And build intangible architectures of nature-grids, time sequences and memories, myths and symbols anew."
Thrilled to present, in behalf of +dpr-barcelona
, our manifesto 'Dissidence from Standards,' on Oct 15th, as part of the the #DrawPointTalk Series by Stockholms Arkitektförening