The e-Book “The importance of the way stories are being told.” is a “fast generated” publication [ePub and .mobi] which includes contributions by attending guest to a debate held in Barcelona in 2012 and with the aim to expand the conversation beyond the physical space of the conversation. For the publication we also have invited a few friends who are involved in similar activities to share their thoughts about this topic with us. They are Iker Gil, Mario Ballesteros, Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau [Fake Industries], Mimi Zeiger, and Nick Axel.
Here you can see some pics from the e-Book, including cartoonist Klaus contribution.
Title: The importance of the way stories are being told. Author: VV. AA. ASIN: B008LOHVHW Format: eBook .mobi | ePub Date: July 2012 cc: This book is made available under a Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5). Publisher: dpr-barcelona
"In the past weeks we have witnessed a big controversy about the MoMA’s Folk Art Museum building demolition, the new project by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the most recent news about MoMA’s plans to preserve the 63 panels of copper-bronze alloy, which are three-eighths of an inch thick and hung on a supporting armature. Described at the New York Times by saying that “Some look like lunar landscapes, others like lava flows.” what is undeniable is that, among other considerations, this façade has been a landmark in New York City on the past ten years. Just published two days ago, also Geoff Manaugh critique of architect Frank Gehry at Gizmodo has been on the focus of different critics and readers, complaining about the banality of the text, which mostly focuses on the building’s form and use of materials.
What is common in both cases is the importance of the materials used on the skin, which both in Gehry’s buildings and the #FolkMoMA, is metal. This are only two recent debates and discussions that make us think that the project Stainlessness by Etienne Turpin and its accompanying publication The Architecture of Mineralization is quite relevant in the current moment.”
Directed & Produced by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott / Cinematography & Editing by Mike McSweeney / Music Composition by Malcolm Francis / Artwork by Mark Wagner / Process Video by Mark Wagner / Animation by Noah Poole & Nic Stark / Colorist: Josh Kanuck / Production Assistance by Greg Hartofelis / Additional Camera by Theron Powell!
"It’s the economy, stupid!" IAAC Winter Lecture Series Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
"the economy, stupid." —James Carville, 1992.
The lecture is an exploration on the possibilities of relational post-capitalist cities and the [lack of] money., based on the research of new ways of production, open source platforms, DIY and new technologies to implement small-scale designs that can be catalyst for larger-scale impact, accompanied by innovative economic models that has emerged in the past years, such as local production, crowdfunding, micropayments and social money; and how they have affected and transformed the role of the architect.
In this context, we understand the crisis of the capitalist system is simply the result of a crisis of values? that has led people to seek other solutions where architects are trying to create another kind of architectures, going from the philosophy of DIY [Do it yourself] to the DIWO [Do it with others]. However, these forms of influence in the urban environment also open the door to large uncertainties and it’s important to make a critical review of immaterial labour in the architectural practice. Interestingly, the question that emerges is about how to transform this dizzying abundance of bottom-up projects based on sharing economies into a new community based model to provoke real structural changes in the system we live in.
every place has emotional attachments you can open and save you can search for sadness in new york
paths compete to offer themselves to you life flows into inanimate objects the trees hum advertising jingles everything in the world, animate and inanimate, abstract and concrete, has thoughts attached..”