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Klodiana Millona

https://klodimillona.wixsite.com/klodianamillona

Pieter de Radtstraat, 37 B, Rotterdam, Netherlands
an Albanian architect, researcher and curator, based in Rotterdam. She is a resident of “Stad In De Maak”and active participant in their project of investigating commons. She has been involved in education through a self initiated pedagogical platform called USTA at the Royal Academy of Arts of the Hague. She is both initiator and co-curator of the lo-fi film house Neverland Cinema. Recently she is working as a sound artist, focused on every day rituals field recording and synthesisers.

It's time for an Architecture of De-Growth


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

It's time for an Architecture of De-Growth


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The Possibility of an Architecture of Alternative to the current Dominance of Economic Growth
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  • New areas of operation

The delusion of limitless growth and consumption is fading away. Recently there is a growing consciousness over our current cultural model based on a time limited fantasy of endlessly exploitative natural resources. The acceleration of global warming and peak oil are just of the few dramatic events of our times that call for an urgent rethinking of our lifestyle. Some of the least innocent practitioners, when it comes to serving to these grand narrative of material wealth and eternal growth, unfortunately are architects, with the entire profession being dramatically carved around economic growth. With these alerting consequences of a future around GDP growth, many young architects are looking for alternative ways of thinking that drift away from an architecture of growth. What are some of the approaches of this new paradigm in architecture? Can we picture the possibility of an architecture of alternative to the current dominance of economic growth?


It's time for an Architecture of De-Growth


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

It's time for an Architecture of De-Growth


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The Possibility of an Architecture of Alternative to the current Dominance of Economic Growth
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The delusion of limitless growth and consumption is fading away. Recently there is a growing consciousness over our current cultural model based on a time limited fantasy of endlessly exploitative natural resources. The acceleration of global warming and peak oil are just of the few dramatic events of our times that call for an urgent rethinking of our lifestyle. Some of the least innocent practitioners, when it comes to serving to these grand narrative of material wealth and eternal growth, unfortunately are architects, with the entire profession being dramatically carved around economic growth. With these alerting consequences of a future around GDP growth, many young architects are looking for alternative ways of thinking that drift away from an architecture of growth. What are some of the approaches of this new paradigm in architecture? Can we picture the possibility of an architecture of alternative to the current dominance of economic growth?



Idea by

Klodiana Millona
Pieter de Radtstraat, 37 B
Rotterdam
Netherlands
an Albanian architect, researcher and curator, based in Rotterdam. She is a resident of “Stad In De Maak”and active participant in their project of investigating commons. She has been involved in education through a self initiated pedagogical platform called USTA at the Royal Academy of Arts of the Hague. She is both initiator and co-curator of the lo-fi film house Neverland Cinema. Recently she is working as a sound artist, focused on every day rituals field recording and synthesisers.