"Reporting From the Front" Venice Biennale Theme for 2016
THE 2015 FULLER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALISTS
CAN is selected as one of the 14 semi-finalists for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
“When dwellers control the major decisions and are free to make their own contributions in the design, construction, or management of their housing, both this process and the environmental produced stimulate individual and social well-being.”
John F. C. Turner
“The traditional Lhasa house”
Al Jazeera recently launched Rebel Architecture, a 6-part documentary about architects who are using design as a means of socio-political activism
Life is a work in progress,
a process of uncovering our
natural openness, uncovering our
natural intelligence and warmth.
I have discovered, just as my
teachers always told me, that
we already have what we need.
The wisdom, the strength, the
confidence, the awakened heart
and mind are always accessible,
here, now, always.
Participation is not only a mental or intellectual event, but physical as well, nourished from human warmth. As such exchange intensifies – and wears thin, becomes sharper, gets layered – the interaction gets more and more stimulating and its outcomes can’t be foreseen anymore, because they depend on the interlocutors, who always vary, thus making the process-project they’re taking part in unique each time. That’s why there’s no recipe for participation. As participants and the reasons for which they met change, so does participation: we have to invent and experiment with it, everytime anew.
Giancarlo De Carlo
Reconstruye: building back integrated cities
Earthquakes cause distress and uncertainty, however such unexpected events can also wake-up and trigger unpredicted social processes which otherwise remain hidden, creating opportunities for positive change.
Expanding Architecture Design as Activism
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