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Send your own version of the diagram to your mail! Close There are now quite a few practices where Paper for emerging architectural research rejection of the customary processes of architectural procurement is driving a return to development, self-building, or community-building as an act of resistance against the rote commodification of architecture.
Drawing resources sometimes from arts grants, academic research, community funding, and, on occasion, entrepreneurial devices, some of these practices have become engaged with direct-action practices formerly associated with political agitation, while occupying a space between social activism, art installation, and architecture.
On the other hand, there are also groups who operate largely within the academic environment, where political engagement occurs on a more theoretical level through competitions, publications, exhibitions, and lectures.
For these practices, the discipline itself becomes the crucial tool for resistance. Not that parametricism did not have its very own forms of populism —which it did and still does— but that the populist mode has now once again invaded the discourse of architects.
There are no mysterious theories or complex paradigms that underpin the projects; the ambiguities which were integral to parametricism and the neoliberal world have been eliminated to set certainties instead.
In a sort of comic-book-like directness, the projects are presented with a deadpan, oversimplified diagrammatic logic, a sort of caricature of the design process.
The nominal return to a historically constructed and historically determined discipline implies, to a degree, a reaffirmation of disciplinary autonomy, which seems to be another common trend in emergent practices. There is, today, a group of architects on both sides of the Atlantic exploring the discipline proper as a source for strictly architectural concerns, with such grounds orchestrated and defined as means to resist the pressures of the market and the industry.
In Northern Europe, there is a growing group of practices which often resort to tropes of architectural and art history: An existential dilemma seems to have eroded the very basis of the rationale of the system, and there is a substantial number of architects who have begun exploring the dysfunctional, the playful, and the contingent as a critical position toward the former bullish confidence of neoliberal pragmatism.
A growing numbers of architects have even lost the desire to remain in the economic mainstream: In some respects, the return to postmodern critical discourse, as typified by Eisenman, Hejduk, Libeskind, Tschumi et al.
Within this new existentialist background, playfulness, dysfunctionality, and the deliberate exploration of contingency have become common qualities for many of the emergent practices, reviving some of the traditions of radical architectures past, all the while suggesting the alternative may be total despair.
Gifted with a tremendous capacity to draw, these practices have developed a language that is based on the use of artificial materials and distorted and contingent geometries rather than being scientifically dictated by precise rules and programs and delivered through complex algorithms or NURBS.
To their disciplinary credit, the contingency of the forms appears tentatively as a positive social value in these otherwise neo-existentialist architectures.
One of the emergent tendencies in the current work is precisely the re-materialization of architecture as a strategy of resistance against the spectacular parametric— based provocatively on immaterial and hyper-real scenarios formulated against anything resembling old- school constructivism.
This re-materializing tendency can be observed in different modes through which the materiality of the project becomes intensified so as to resist its commodification. In architecture, it connotes a set of technologies aimed at using the materialization of the project as an argument for resistance to neoliberal lique- faction.
New practitioners of material fundamentalism have radicalized the approach and have become a popular trend amongst the emerging practices aiming to exit the neoliberal mode.
To different degrees, these architects advocate for a hands-on engagement with the materialization of the architectural object, from the direct mediation between the final user to the literal assembly of the project.
Now that the party is over, an important strand of resistance— and perhaps survival— against the neoliberal shock doctrine and its penchant for the spectacular can be seen in a series of practices that are reversing economic performance and using austerity as an expressive trait that defies yet-rampant neo-capitalist excess.
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There are a number of strategies that are now flourishing amongst a series of practices that have combined, if not fused political and aesthetic dimensions. There is a series of practices associ-ated to their approach, members of which are focusing on ecological concerns; that is to say, a cosmopolitical architecture, or one in which the architectural object, which was subject of cult and desire during the neo-capitalist era, begins to dissolve in multiple material ecologies, connected in turn to planetary ecologies.
Rather than an iconic architecture of objects, an architecture that dissolves into processes and ecologies becomes a new center for a micro-cosmos, which reconfigures and distorts conventional building ecologies.
This is an architecture that often operates as a Trojan Horse, far from strident and spectacular parametrics, but also far from the programmatic activist loudness. Resistance here is exerted against the spectacle of star-architecture by a kind of silent performance, where material and social ecologies are mobilized against architecture as object or commodity, while engag-ing performatively in a semi-nihilistic aesthetic of becoming imperceptible— a deliberately impossible-to-identify architecture after the neoliberal shock.
Instead of design overstatements or political maximalism, these architectures deploy a sort of assemblage aesthetics, where the elements that constitute the architecture are deliberately kept raw, in order to preserve the connection between the buildings and larger, material or cultural ecologies.
Assembling in a deliberately crude fashion, that connect with ecological and economical systems, suddenly made explicit: A deliberate aesthetics of the unfinished pervades the work, they share a bricolage aesthetic, and a deliberately unfinished quality.
Even in those architectural practices that have remained attached to the idea of technology as the primary focus of their design research. There is a deliberate attempt to move away from any notion of optimization or even functionality of the parametric.
It might also be an automatic reaction to what Mario Carpo regards as the emergence of a new inexact, rough computing paradigm, the result of Big Data and Web 2. The techniques —and the sensibilities— of the early parametric have become, at once, intensified and somewhat exiled in new critical practices, no longer fully marginal, but only partly mainstream.
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