post-crisis

Franco & the Olympics

^ Architecture Memory: 184 streets “honoring” Franco times in today’s Madrid, by CeAQUA via público   It’s interesting how the city of Buenos Aires has fought back. The day that Ana Botella, Aznar’s wife and democratically un-elected Mayor of Madrid, showed her skills

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Franco & the Olympics

^ Architecture Memory: 184 streets “honoring” Franco times in today’s Madrid, by CeAQUA via público   It’s interesting how the city of Buenos Aires has fought back. The day that Ana Botella, Aznar’s wife and democratically un-elected Mayor of Madrid, showed her skills

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The Housing Act

  The Housing Act is part of “New Publics”, a project for Lisbon Architecture Triennale Close, Closer, by Daniel Fernández Pascual. Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, and originally published in Domus#971 Script: José Esparza Chong Cuy, Daniel Fernández Pascual Photos: Simona

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The Housing Act

  The Housing Act is part of “New Publics”, a project for Lisbon Architecture Triennale Close, Closer, by Daniel Fernández Pascual. Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, and originally published in Domus#971 Script: José Esparza Chong Cuy, Daniel Fernández Pascual Photos: Simona

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Nation of Roundabouts

^ Costa Ballena, Cádiz. 2003-2012 via Nación Rotonda   Nación Rotonda (Nation of Roundabouts) is an extremely valuable visualization tool to travel back in time to natural landscapes before the housing boom in Spain. Simply by overlaying satellite imagery of

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Nation of Roundabouts

^ Costa Ballena, Cádiz. 2003-2012 via Nación Rotonda   Nación Rotonda (Nation of Roundabouts) is an extremely valuable visualization tool to travel back in time to natural landscapes before the housing boom in Spain. Simply by overlaying satellite imagery of

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techno-fearing dystopias

^ Black Mirror series 2 episode 2: White Bear (UK, 2013). Director: Carl Tibbetts. Writer: Charlie Brooker.   An absolutely brilliant trip to hyper-mediatized space: “Victoria wakes with a head-ache and bandaged wrists,pills spilled on the floor. A strange sign

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techno-fearing dystopias

^ Black Mirror series 2 episode 2: White Bear (UK, 2013). Director: Carl Tibbetts. Writer: Charlie Brooker.   An absolutely brilliant trip to hyper-mediatized space: “Victoria wakes with a head-ache and bandaged wrists,pills spilled on the floor. A strange sign

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Post-Crisis Evangelical Real Estate

  Due to a growing decrease in parishioners, the Evangelical Church closed 340 temples in Germany between 1990 and 2010. It is estimated that 700 additional churches will be shut down in the following 10 years. [source> el pais]. In

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Post-Crisis Evangelical Real Estate

  Due to a growing decrease in parishioners, the Evangelical Church closed 340 temples in Germany between 1990 and 2010. It is estimated that 700 additional churches will be shut down in the following 10 years. [source> el pais]. In

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POST+CAPITALIST CITY

The final results for the 3rd edition of the POST+CAPITALIST CITY Competition cycle, LIVE, organized by Collage Lab and for which I have been one of the members of the jury, have been just announced!! — [be, inhabit, subsist, experience]  

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POST+CAPITALIST CITY

The final results for the 3rd edition of the POST+CAPITALIST CITY Competition cycle, LIVE, organized by Collage Lab and for which I have been one of the members of the jury, have been just announced!! — [be, inhabit, subsist, experience]  

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Exception / Exemption

^ Black vultures waiting for coming benefits via abc Sadly, we read today on the news that Eurovegas, the doppelgänger of Las Vegas in Europe, is going to settle in Madrid periphery by the end of this year. Not underestimating

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Exception / Exemption

^ Black vultures waiting for coming benefits via abc Sadly, we read today on the news that Eurovegas, the doppelgänger of Las Vegas in Europe, is going to settle in Madrid periphery by the end of this year. Not underestimating

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Greenically Correct: Extraction in Cornwall

^ Interior of the Tropical Biome. Eden Project, Cornwall, UK. photo>deconcrete2012     Cornwall, south westernmost region in England, has assisted to flourishing tin-mining activities since the Middle Ages, where tin-mines and soil-politics were brought together into a particular legal

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Greenically Correct: Extraction in Cornwall

^ Interior of the Tropical Biome. Eden Project, Cornwall, UK. photo>deconcrete2012     Cornwall, south westernmost region in England, has assisted to flourishing tin-mining activities since the Middle Ages, where tin-mines and soil-politics were brought together into a particular legal

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Venetian commons

My top six harmonious interventions at 13th Venice Biennale deal with noise, somewhere between the random and the unwanted, what we don’t want to hear and what we don’t want to see: the noise of those under power, the noise

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Venetian commons

My top six harmonious interventions at 13th Venice Biennale deal with noise, somewhere between the random and the unwanted, what we don’t want to hear and what we don’t want to see: the noise of those under power, the noise

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self-help reconstruction

^ Finale Emilia after the earthquake. Photo courtesy Collect_Finale   Finale Emilia is an Italian village of 15,962 inhabitants in Modena district, 15 meter above sea level, actually now only 12 m meter above sea level, after the earthquake on

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self-help reconstruction

^ Finale Emilia after the earthquake. Photo courtesy Collect_Finale   Finale Emilia is an Italian village of 15,962 inhabitants in Modena district, 15 meter above sea level, actually now only 12 m meter above sea level, after the earthquake on

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after earthquake & tsunami

^ Disaster Relief Project. Partition system, SBA. via m.e.t.r.o.n.o.m.     Excerpt from interview to Shigeru Ban by Francesca Picchi on the Disaster Relief Project#1 via domusweb: […] SB: We are accustomed to intervening in emergency situations but March 11

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after earthquake & tsunami

^ Disaster Relief Project. Partition system, SBA. via m.e.t.r.o.n.o.m.     Excerpt from interview to Shigeru Ban by Francesca Picchi on the Disaster Relief Project#1 via domusweb: […] SB: We are accustomed to intervening in emergency situations but March 11

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Performing Politics

>>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  7th & 8th of JUNE 2012 > 14,00 > 21,00 > Tempelhof Airfield >  The World Is Not Fair – Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012  as part of the Institut für Raumexperimente program. PRACTITIONERS: IVAN ARGOTE  LUZ

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Performing Politics

>>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  7th & 8th of JUNE 2012 > 14,00 > 21,00 > Tempelhof Airfield >  The World Is Not Fair – Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012  as part of the Institut für Raumexperimente program. PRACTITIONERS: IVAN ARGOTE  LUZ

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Building Without Content

^ Jesús Gil y Gil in his jacuzzi 1994. Corruption star of the housing bubble in 1990s-2000s Spain. EFE     Trade under inflated values generates economic bubbles. Prices constantly fluctuate and thus become impossible to predict. Like soap bubbles, it

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Building Without Content

^ Jesús Gil y Gil in his jacuzzi 1994. Corruption star of the housing bubble in 1990s-2000s Spain. EFE     Trade under inflated values generates economic bubbles. Prices constantly fluctuate and thus become impossible to predict. Like soap bubbles, it

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privatisations in/for progress

‘Europas neue DDR’ (the new GDR in Europe) was the name that German Stern magazine used to refer in 2011 to the wave of privatisations and asset sales going on in Greece, comparing it to post-1989 panorama. Among the ones

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privatisations in/for progress

‘Europas neue DDR’ (the new GDR in Europe) was the name that German Stern magazine used to refer in 2011 to the wave of privatisations and asset sales going on in Greece, comparing it to post-1989 panorama. Among the ones

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