Friday, November 25, 2005

Oscar Tuazon


Temporary, Mobile, Hidden, Invisible

The first in the StudioLab series of public Conversations was held in St Cecilia's Hall on November 22nd.
By looking at architecture, and the built environment in general, not as a product of design but as the contested site of various competing modes of occupation, we can see a sort of architecture without architects, or an architecture without buildings. Conflicts over how space is used have given rise to strategies of building and living with minimal resources, in remote locations, or parasitical to other economies. As mainstream architecture has in recent years produced increasingly sophisticated mega-buildings, the technological and aesthetic innovations developed by alternative cultures offer practical models of using space that are quick, cheap, and flexible.


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