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OpenArchitecture(s): democratizing =(?) innovating [in progress]

Venice Biennale 2012. Spanish Pavilion SPAIN LAB ACADEMIC PLATFORM “ What is Innovation in Architecture? Response by Theodora Vardouli [1][2] Open Architecture(s): democratizing =(?) innovating In his essay In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants [3],

OpenArchitecture(s): democratizing =(?) innovating [in progress]

Venice Biennale 2012. Spanish Pavilion SPAIN LAB ACADEMIC PLATFORM “ What is Innovation in Architecture? Response by Theodora Vardouli [1][2] Open Architecture(s): democratizing =(?) innovating In his essay In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants [3],

Open [Source (Code)] Architecture: Codes and Coding

The last few posts are parts of a thought experiment which aims to problematize “Open Architecture” by looking at the different faces of the phrase itself. One my central hypotheses in this blog has been that “Open Source” operates as

Open [Source (Code)] Architecture: Codes and Coding

The last few posts are parts of a thought experiment which aims to problematize “Open Architecture” by looking at the different faces of the phrase itself. One my central hypotheses in this blog has been that “Open Source” operates as

The “Source” in Open Source

The growing use of the term “Open Source” has attributed to it an almost protean meaning, tailored according to the goals and preoccupations of its user(s). The common denominator in all these cases is an interesting tension between literal and

The “Source” in Open Source

The growing use of the term “Open Source” has attributed to it an almost protean meaning, tailored according to the goals and preoccupations of its user(s). The common denominator in all these cases is an interesting tension between literal and

Free +[?] Open: P2P Urbanism

Peer-to-peer Urbanism is along the lines of the tendency, also discussed in the “Free and Open: On, In and In-Between”, of the reloading of latent architectural visions under the light of the new cultural constructs of the networked paradigm. The

Free +[?] Open: P2P Urbanism

Peer-to-peer Urbanism is along the lines of the tendency, also discussed in the “Free and Open: On, In and In-Between”, of the reloading of latent architectural visions under the light of the new cultural constructs of the networked paradigm. The

Nicholas Negroponte: an interview

Last Thursday I had the exciting opportunity to meet with Professor Nicholas Negroponte and talk with him about the Architecture Machine Group. Nicholas Negroponte’s early work has long been central in my research. His 1975 book, Soft Architecture Machines, was

Nicholas Negroponte: an interview

Last Thursday I had the exciting opportunity to meet with Professor Nicholas Negroponte and talk with him about the Architecture Machine Group. Nicholas Negroponte’s early work has long been central in my research. His 1975 book, Soft Architecture Machines, was

Free and Open: on, in and in-between

Leaving aside the controversy around its originality, the alleged Linus Torvalds quote “The future is open source everything” captures a tendency which is gradually gaining ground in the collective imaginary. The constantly growing wave of translations and interpretations of the

Free and Open: on, in and in-between

Leaving aside the controversy around its originality, the alleged Linus Torvalds quote “The future is open source everything” captures a tendency which is gradually gaining ground in the collective imaginary. The constantly growing wave of translations and interpretations of the

Actualities [one]: on an “Open” architecture and a merger

A few days ago I came across the news of a merger of two TED winning firms. Architecture for Humanity acquired Worldchanging, an American non-profit online magazine and blog about sustainability and social innovation, and set off to develop a “robust

Actualities [one]: on an “Open” architecture and a merger

A few days ago I came across the news of a merger of two TED winning firms. Architecture for Humanity acquired Worldchanging, an American non-profit online magazine and blog about sustainability and social innovation, and set off to develop a “robust