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Domenico De Cicco

Naples, Italy
Domenico De Cicco studied architecture in Naples and Madrid. He completed his career with an award-winning theoretical dissertation on the role of digitalization of forms of life in contemporary architecture. Among different experiences, he has collaborated with New Generations in building the ATLAS of emerging practices; he is currently a consultant of Naples Municipality, involved in the development of a blockchain-based protocol for citizen participation and mediated urban development.

6 Discussions(?)… 6 political Standards


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

6 Discussions(?)… 6 political Standards


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
A collection of (fictitious?) discussions with philosophers about architecture and urban strategies
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The proposal is aimed at producing a complementary outcome to the selected practices projects, yet a participative experiment to be operated with them.

The research wants to be half fiction and half reality. It wants to ask the participants to take strong positions; it asks each of them to give the name of a philosopher to be contacted for a discussion on the principles of their own project.

Experts can be of any period in history…if some are not alive, the discussion(s) will be fictitious (invented by the author, or mediated by third expert(s) asked to impersonate them).

To act with good intentions is not enough in our times. Practices can use this opportunity to test and stress their ideas; to let philosophers talk about architects work, and not the other way; to clarify their standards of political action.

Practices, if interested in contributing to the discussion along with the author, can address some of the topics, or participate as third actors in the talk.

6 Discussions(?)… 6 political Standards


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

6 Discussions(?)… 6 political Standards


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
A collection of (fictitious?) discussions with philosophers about architecture and urban strategies
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The proposal is aimed at producing a complementary outcome to the selected practices projects, yet a participative experiment to be operated with them.

The research wants to be half fiction and half reality. It wants to ask the participants to take strong positions; it asks each of them to give the name of a philosopher to be contacted for a discussion on the principles of their own project.

Experts can be of any period in history…if some are not alive, the discussion(s) will be fictitious (invented by the author, or mediated by third expert(s) asked to impersonate them).

To act with good intentions is not enough in our times. Practices can use this opportunity to test and stress their ideas; to let philosophers talk about architects work, and not the other way; to clarify their standards of political action.

Practices, if interested in contributing to the discussion along with the author, can address some of the topics, or participate as third actors in the talk.


Idea by

Domenico De Cicco
Naples
Italy
Domenico De Cicco studied architecture in Naples and Madrid. He completed his career with an award-winning theoretical dissertation on the role of digitalization of forms of life in contemporary architecture. Among different experiences, he has collaborated with New Generations in building the ATLAS of emerging practices; he is currently a consultant of Naples Municipality, involved in the development of a blockchain-based protocol for citizen participation and mediated urban development.