Published in 4/2022 - Home


Column: Ecocatastrophe Requires Negative Ideas

Julius Jääskeläinen

SLETH: Æggepakkeriet, Aarhus 2020. Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj / COAST

Architects are usually presented and thought of as providers of ideas. In image banks, they are the types who wave their hands to a group gathered around a drawing desk saying “Hey what if we do it like this!” With their abilities of spatial conceptualisation, architects come up with surprising synergies, win-win solutions to the Gordian knots of society’s conflicting ambitions, working as the lubricators of the social machinery. That’s what we get paid for.

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