Tables. Lines. Ruins.
We invite some of the most prominent thinkers of the present to dive in the Future Architecture ideas repository and reflect on the work of an emerging generation of creatives striving for positive change. The valuable document was publicly presented by Marina Otero Verzier on the 2020 Creative Exchange in MAO Ljubljana.
"Tables. Lines. Ruins.
Good evening, everybody. I am grateful to the organizers of the Future Architecture Platform for inviting me to deliver the 2020 Annual Reflection Summary. It is an honor and a responsibility, as well as a fantastic exercise.
I want to start by congratulating those who submitted projects to the Call for Ides. It is beautiful to be here today to celebrate architecture in all its diversity. And no, it is never too much. In fact, we need more ideas coming. Yet, it is also important to reflect on what is that that brings all these ideas together. I might have a few suggestions to offer.
One disclaimer before we continue: It is the end of a long day, I have a thick Spanish accent, and plenty of notes. Are you ready?
Let’s begin with Tables.
Across the call, a number of proposals exude nostalgia, a longing for having a position in the table. Yet, do we really want to sit at that table? I am not sure how you imagine the table where we were previously seated, and no longer are. Every time I think about it, what comes to mind is a table full of white men, cups of coffee, seated next to a window overlooking a city, a global city..."
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