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Idea by

Mathias Burke, Eleonore Harmel, Leon Jank

P A K T

Berlin, Germany
P A K T is a collective of thinkers and makers specialised in spatial affairs. We are questioning and rethinking the social, political and environmental issues in urban design and research in order to develop a critical practice. We are trying to take a position and act on it.

The Architect as Revolutionist


The Architect as Revolutionist


A fundamental paradigm shift in architecture needs to break ground for a solidary and oppositional discipline in times of a global crisis.

What is the future role of an architect, in a time where architecture is no longer a cultural force, but entirely taken over by economics?

The architect as visionary?
The architect as maker?
The architect as curator?
The architect as moderator?
The architect as servant?

Instead of creating yet another image that won’t find its way into reality, we want to analyse the disruptive factors which turn ambitious visions into the bleakly built reality of today. This proposal suggests a radical view on education, precarious working conditions, overwhelming regulations, global investment schemes, and self-centered relationships. All these are shaping our cities and environments more than architects are aware of. Even more it is time to fight for a new set of tools, accomplices and subversive strategies. It is time to start changing something in the way we work and think. Maybe it is time to reveal the architect as revolutionist.

The Architect as Revolutionist


The Architect as Revolutionist


A fundamental paradigm shift in architecture needs to break ground for a solidary and oppositional discipline in times of a global crisis.

What is the future role of an architect, in a time where architecture is no longer a cultural force, but entirely taken over by economics?

The architect as visionary?
The architect as maker?
The architect as curator?
The architect as moderator?
The architect as servant?

Instead of creating yet another image that won’t find its way into reality, we want to analyse the disruptive factors which turn ambitious visions into the bleakly built reality of today. This proposal suggests a radical view on education, precarious working conditions, overwhelming regulations, global investment schemes, and self-centered relationships. All these are shaping our cities and environments more than architects are aware of. Even more it is time to fight for a new set of tools, accomplices and subversive strategies. It is time to start changing something in the way we work and think. Maybe it is time to reveal the architect as revolutionist.


Idea by

Mathias Burke, Eleonore Harmel, Leon Jank
P A K T
Berlin
Germany
P A K T is a collective of thinkers and makers specialised in spatial affairs. We are questioning and rethinking the social, political and environmental issues in urban design and research in order to develop a critical practice. We are trying to take a position and act on it.