Category Archives: Tracing lines of thought

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

Design for empowerment for Design: environments, partners and toolkits

In my last post I examined a shift in architectural discourse which emerged from the cycles of International Modernism and subverted its most fundamental assumptions from the inside. This discourse, initiated at the CIAM 10 in Dubrovnik questioned the practices

Design for empowerment for Design: environments, partners and toolkits

In my last post I examined a shift in architectural discourse which emerged from the cycles of International Modernism and subverted its most fundamental assumptions from the inside. This discourse, initiated at the CIAM 10 in Dubrovnik questioned the practices

The emergence of participatory techno-utopias: GEAM, GIAP and Yona Friedman

This post is part of my attempt to construct an archaeology of Open Architecture(s), with emphasis on works where the figuration of technology plays a central -although not always explicitly stated- role. In this entry I provide fragments of the

The emergence of participatory techno-utopias: GEAM, GIAP and Yona Friedman

This post is part of my attempt to construct an archaeology of Open Architecture(s), with emphasis on works where the figuration of technology plays a central -although not always explicitly stated- role. In this entry I provide fragments of the