Cases vs Bags (Swarm/City Wales, Acconci Studio)
[…] “Knowledge is like the box of a photographer, a strong and resistant case, in which each piece has its precise component […] there are also holes for the pieces that the photograph must buy […] Later on, they never coincide with what is really bought. One must throw away this bag away. We must buy a plumber’s bag; a leather shoulder bag in which all the tools are mixed up”
Federico Soriano at ‘Hyperminimal Articles’ FISURAS, 6
8. We are part of the earth (Chief Seattle)
Chief Seattle sent a letter to the president Franklyn Pierce answering back to the proposal of buying their land. The chief claimed that they were not the owners of that land but part of it. The letter is an ecological manifesto perfectly valuable nowadays.
7. Territories of exception. (New York Bay Islands, MGR)
These territories have corresponded traditionally to sub-urban areas of different metropolis for its situation in the outskirts of the infrastructural system, its capacity for changing constantly and their ‘barely’ legal condition. Nowadays, this kind of exceptions appears constantly in many downtown areas of many cities of the world and represents a perfect experimentation field.
6. Diagrams (Urban Recipes, Santiago Cirugeda)
An IKEA-like diagram or scheme that in addition to vernacular techniques serve to mobilize and stimulate a bigger amount of people, never before involved in the construction of the community (in both physical and social terms). Comprehensible tools and discourses that make us feel useful in the research of common responses to communal concerns.