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Fosbury Architecture

Fosbury Architecture

http://www.fosburyarchitecture.com

via Pinturicchio 21, Milano, Italy
Fosbury Architecture is a collective of architectural research and design with an open and rhizomatic structure. The attitude of the collective is to transform the major limitations of the context in a starting point: playing by the rules, trying to discuss what is being proposed and to expand (or reduce) the field of investigation and its ambitions.

Potlatch


Immaterial Workers of the World, Unite!

Potlatch


Immaterial Workers of the World, Unite!
Potlatch investigates the current condition of creative working class. It collects, exploits and consumes immaterial waste products in order to reaffirm the fragile status of young architects.

Nowadays, in every firm, thousands of young architects cut, paste, redraw and assemble libraries of images, entering into ‘perverse’ processes of production, on which they have no control. All these scraps are often set aside or abandoned, becoming an emblematic catalogue of the current condition, an ‘archive of horrors’. Potlatch is a collective project. As in the traditional Native American ceremony, all discarded materials are gathered together in a metaphorical celebration of the ritual, in which remains are donated and consumed, to give them a new meaning. Potlatch is based on gift economy and proceeds without any speculative logic: the result is an infinite virtual landscape of waste, accessible to everyone. Through Potlatch, these sterile fragments are released, and the beauty of the disposition sublimates our condition of immaterial workers with thoughtful detachment.
More info : http://potlatch.name/



Adhocracy exhibition, Athens, 2015.

The drawing represents a part of the printed fabric of POTLATCH for the exhibition Adhocracy, Athens, 2015. The composition is built by assembling all the waste products of all Potlatch contributors.

Screenshots taken from AutoCAD files, rapresenting samples of images produced by young architects or students and later donated to Potlatch.

Definition from Collins English Dictionary-Complete and Unabridged
© HarperCollins Publisher 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

Potlatch ceremony. Edward Curtis, Marsked Dancers

Potlatch


Immaterial Workers of the World, Unite!

Potlatch


Immaterial Workers of the World, Unite!
Potlatch investigates the current condition of creative working class. It collects, exploits and consumes immaterial waste products in order to reaffirm the fragile status of young architects.

Nowadays, in every firm, thousands of young architects cut, paste, redraw and assemble libraries of images, entering into ‘perverse’ processes of production, on which they have no control. All these scraps are often set aside or abandoned, becoming an emblematic catalogue of the current condition, an ‘archive of horrors’. Potlatch is a collective project. As in the traditional Native American ceremony, all discarded materials are gathered together in a metaphorical celebration of the ritual, in which remains are donated and consumed, to give them a new meaning. Potlatch is based on gift economy and proceeds without any speculative logic: the result is an infinite virtual landscape of waste, accessible to everyone. Through Potlatch, these sterile fragments are released, and the beauty of the disposition sublimates our condition of immaterial workers with thoughtful detachment.
More info : http://potlatch.name/



Adhocracy exhibition, Athens, 2015.

The drawing represents a part of the printed fabric of POTLATCH for the exhibition Adhocracy, Athens, 2015. The composition is built by assembling all the waste products of all Potlatch contributors.

Screenshots taken from AutoCAD files, rapresenting samples of images produced by young architects or students and later donated to Potlatch.

Definition from Collins English Dictionary-Complete and Unabridged
© HarperCollins Publisher 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

Potlatch ceremony. Edward Curtis, Marsked Dancers


Idea by

Fosbury Architecture
Fosbury Architecture
via Pinturicchio 21
Milano
Italy
Fosbury Architecture is a collective of architectural research and design with an open and rhizomatic structure. The attitude of the collective is to transform the major limitations of the context in a starting point: playing by the rules, trying to discuss what is being proposed and to expand (or reduce) the field of investigation and its ambitions.