What are the possible futures of graduate Architecture Urban Studios, especially “travelling” or “global” studios? The climate emergency demands we construct a new kind of non-traveling global studio experience, and from our perspective at Parsons School of Design, how do ...Read More

Human being is influenced by the quality of the space that surrounds him, and, at the same time, through his actions, he transforms the space around him, leaving traces of improvement or deterioration which will influence him in the subsequent ...Read More

“bourgeois society seeks out security beyond the immediate moment and moves in a system of lines that are just as straight as the avenues ... the image in which the common people represent themselves is an improvised mosaic. It leaves ...Read More

Human lives are stories; from old, painted worlds with mystical beings to the flying cars of the Jetsons, lives are formed, informed, altered and enacted with characters and narratives. Roland Barthes states, “Narrative is present in every age, in every place, ...Read More

When asked by the committee to write a short essay about my contribution to “Urbanism of Inclusion - Infrastructures of Inclusion”, my first reaction has been reading backward my PhD Thesis, "Corridors, Genealogy and dissolution of a modern spatial device", ...Read More

Right at the beginning of the quarantine, I was struck by the similarity between the forests burning all over the planet, and the lungs of human beings inflamed by the Covid19. The lungs of the planet are in danger and ...Read More

David Pye contrasts what he calls workmanship of risk, in which throughout the process of making, the final piece is in danger, with workmanship of certainty in which the outcome of the piece is guaranteed. Workmanship of risk is generally ...Read More

Health seems our most valuable asset these days. Do I feel a tickle in my throat there? Does my daughter not feel a bit warm now? Half of my kitchen table was promoted to a work desk for the last ...Read More

The inhabitant of Flanders (Belgium, EU) travels on average 20 km a day to work. Our streets and neighborhoods are equipped with street parking and traffic lights to make this commuting possible. More air pollution, noise, paved areas, and less ...Read More

As we worked to plan the conversation for June 5, together with Profs. Miodrag Mitrasinovic and Brian McGrath we explored the work of Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef on the taxonomy of fundamental human needs. This conceptual framework provides a valuable ...Read More