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In the last decades the emergence of a reluctant architect can be observed. An architect that, instead of controlling the process of building from start to finish, delegates part of the process to forces outside of his or her control. This can mean delegation of professional expertise (participatory architecture), delegation of completeness (leaving the building unfinished), delegation of form (letting coincidental forces determine the final form of the building) or delegation of criticality (superidentification). The final realisation of these tendencies seems to be a Bartlebian architect – a creator that renounces action altogether, articulating »I would prefer not to« instead.
The project is an exploration of what the architects don't do instead of what they do; a research into what has gone missing from the architect's working process and why has the figure of a passive architect – an oxymoron only decades ago - become so meaningful in the world of today.