1. Industrial = Imposition
Give everyone the key to the city. A tall skyscraper leaves a long shadow (economy). Ironic transparent windows spell an agenda-less architecture (and the poignancy of an architectural year zero).
2. Submissions by the Public
Residents vote for what design represents a cause/style/future they need. C'est possible: on fabrique, on vend, on se paie! (It is possible: we make them, we sell them, we pay ourselves!)
3. The Plug-less City
Exploit residues not voids (details). Plug-In City? The (plug) is the message: a dramatis personæ. When we plug-in to something, for example land, we don't just obtain the resources to cook our food or water our garden, we plug-in to a whole history of (re-)written laws, drawn and gerrymandered political demarcations, virgin-to-industrialised-to-sprawled-up-on earth. Thus these 'plugs' are the connections to a preprogrammed way of living mediated by private and governmental entities.
4. The Internet is the new CBD.
5. We will Never be Sustainable1
6. Property, Responsibility, Prosthesis at Home.
De-formalisation of space. Citizenship(?) and Nationality(?).
in a domestic space represent its secrets economies: housekeepers, elderly, carers.
'We are a collective body of humans whose life-energy is wasted, displaced, and procedurally stolen as it passes from one of us to another...'2
1Stewardship & mass admission not the big 'other'. 2Mailer, N., 1957. "The White Negro (Superficial Reflections on the Hipster)" in Dissent, IV (Spring). Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, pp.276-293.
Human City: reacquaintance of the body in the metropolis. (Film stills)
New definitions of Nonsensical buildings.
A haunted architectural profession: "technology + cardboard (or any other flimsy material) = reality"
Personal Savings Rate: (China vs. United States) Savings as a Percentage of GDP. Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis & China National Bureau of Statistics
A Turneresque Future: Frankfurt, Germany’s fiscal centre experiencing a possible CBD implosion. The scaffolding mimics and consumes the dead skyline. Workers dismantle the deceased architectural organs of the economy they represented.
(...imagine what lurks now already beneath the skin: raw flesh and bones, inner fluids, half-digested food and excrements...)