"Ignorance of the future may prevent the relatively powerless, masses of people from feeling revulsion and anger at the future world elite planners are creating, until it is too late."
—David Greene 
Caption: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Kaufmann von Berlin, 1929.
MY MOM PHOTOCOPIED HER PHONE BECAUSE SHE DIDNT KNOW HOW TO SCREENSHOT, Justin Dimeck (2014)
via Roberto Arista
dpr-barcelona at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2014
We’re thrilled to share some of the projects and events in which dpr-barcelona is involved at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale de Venezia, in Venice, Italy.
 Radical Pedagogies
Radical Pedagogies: ACTION-REACTION-INTERACTION explores a series of pedagogical experiments that played a crucial role in shaping architectural discourse and practice in the second half of the twentieth century. As a challenge to normative thinking, they questioned, redefined, and reshaped the postwar field of architecture. The notions of “Italian” architecture, design, pedagogy and radicality were complicated during those years by the constant circulation of people, books and concepts out of and into the country. The exhibition at Monditalia draws a new kind of cartographic network of the contested spaces of pedagogical transformation: spaces of ACTION (the radical questioning and reformulation of the discipline), REACTION (the pedagogical and political friction created by the urgency of these reformulations) and INTERACTION (the constant fluctuation of this information by the movement of ideas and people).
RADICAL PEDAGOGIES is an ongoing multiyear collaborative research project by Beatriz Colomina with the PhD students at Princeton University School of Architecture.
For this project dpr-barcelona is developing the multiplatform publishing concept in collaboration with Anne-Sophie de Vargas as well as the Augmented Reality interactions for the exhibition.
/// More info and credits: radical-pedagogies.com
 dpr-barcelona books at theStirling’s book Pavilion in the Venice Biennale of Architecture
Some of our books will be featured at the Stirling’s book Pavilion, including our titles Weaponized Architecture. The Impossibility of Innocence by Léopold Lambert, Concrete Mushrooms by Elian Stefa and Gyler Mydyti and La Pesadilla de la Participación by Markus Miessen.
Thanks to Ana Dana Beroš!
 Failed Architecture Biennale. Salon #1 Reclaiming Modernity.
The first FA Salon on June 6, an unsolicited get together on the occasion of the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale with speakers from around the world reflecting on the Biennale and on architecture after the death of Modernism.
Iwan Baan, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Bernard Khoury, Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič, Bart Lootsma, Tarik Oualoulou, Nanne de Ru, Azadeh Mashayekhi, Rory Hyde, Adina Hempel and Marco Sosa, Todd Reisz, John McLaughlin and Gary Boyd.
/// More info: Failed Architecture
 Towards a New Avant-Garde
Towards a New Avant-Garde”, is a three-part event series at the opening weekend of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Tracing parallels between distinct generations, the event series seeks to understand what lessons can still be learned from the Italian architectural impulses of the 60s and 70s, and how they can be best applied by the newest generation of architects in Italy and abroad.
Lead by Superscript, the event is a collaborative effort with author and scholar Catharine Rossi and researcher and scholar Rossella Ferorelli, and the design team includes architects DEVspace and interaction designer Thibault Brevet.
César Reyes will attend to the #stayradical conversation series on June, Sunday 8th from 11am.
/// More info: stayradical.net
 OfficeUS Working Summit Issues Talks
OfficeUS 25 ISSUES TALKS, the inaugural working summit of the United States Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale de Venezia, in Venice, Italy. The conversations will take place during the opening days, on June 6th, 7th, and 8th at the US Pavilion in the Giardini and will launch the six month investigation of OfficeUS.
Big Box Rules & Network Patents. Exploring the typologies of trade, the logics that instigate them and the physical landscapes they enable. With Francisco Gonzalez, Ethel Baraona Pohl and Joseph Grima.
 Networked Politics
Part of the Weekend Specials program for #monditalia on 6-7 September by Space Caviar, MAIO, Folder, and dpr-barcelona
The Network Politics event is a rapid, intensive exploration of how cultures of decision-making, from formal political structures to informal collective protests, and their relation to architecture, have radically evolved in the age of the network. Given the setting of Monditalia, the NetPol weekend specifically examines the Italian context through an intensive forty-eight-hour master class.
The program will confront the changing nature of protest as both collective and individual activity—from movements such as Occupy, the Indignados and the Arab Spring to the digital activism of Wikileaks and Anonymous—in relationship to the physical space of the city. From the point of view of the mechanisms and apparatuses of control, the rise of new technological devices has diminished the importance of the physical limits that architecture could offer, and has consequently expanded the architectural conception of public space.
/// More info: weekend specials
“En este punto es importante recordar que la ciudad no es un laboratorio. Un laboratorio es un ambiente controlado en el que se trabaja con una serie de variables aisladas, que se pueden medir e interpretar. Pero, además, una de las características esenciales de las pruebas experimentales es que pueden reproducirse de manera controlada para contrastar y verificar los resultados. Como sistema dinámico, la ciudad produce abundantes fenómenos sin control, sus condiciones no están calibradas frente a valores de referencia absolutos; sus resultados son relativos y siempre relacionales. A medida que se multiplican los registros de información urbana y aumenta la forma en que esta se crea, colecciona, almacena y comparte, alimentamos la sensación de que una mayor cantidad de datos refinará nuestros modelos hasta llegar a una representación fiel y controlada de la propia ciudad. Aunque en principio esta es una idea sugerente, hemos de entender que una población con «más información» no es igual que una población «más informada» y que la propia complejidad del sistema hace que cualquier representación del mismo sea algo parcial o sesgada. Disponer de más datos sin cuestionar nuestros métodos de aplicación no hará sino agrandar nuestros defectos de análisis, mientras se alivian algunas ansiedades corporativas o académicas.”
César Reyes Nájera en ‘La Ciudad y sus Datos Pequeños' para el CCCB Lab
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE.—The term ‘‘unmanned aerial vehicle’’ means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft. The term includes aircraft referred to as a drone, UAV, unmanned aircraft (UA), unmanned aerial system (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely operated aircraft (ROA), and unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAVS).
“Since October 2011, a model of a walled compound has been on permanent display in the lobby of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, Virginia. Even after being declassified, only employees and authorized visitors are able to see it. Images of the model, however, circulate freely in the media.”
More info: Bodies in Custody: Architectures of the Osama bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad. Article by Marina Otero Verzier for dpr-barcelona BLOG