The European Dream


Architecture to Take Away

The European Dream


Architecture to Take Away
{THE EUROPEAN DREAM} is an architectural compilation of essays and interpretations about identities as economic, political and cultural boosters and borders as sociological processes.
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  • # Environment
  • # Economy

{THE EUROPEAN DEAM} of peace, freedom and prosperity is waiting in front of our gates. A dream which many Europeans tried to find in the USA a few centuries ago.

The question remains if Europe will still withstand the pressure of migration or rather take on its socio-political responsibility, which is according to the conventions of the European Union a question of its own integrity.

The societal aftermath of globalisation and the inherited decrease of national sovereignty and political boundaries fostered pluralism, but also intensified the call for security. Consequently, the withdrawal into the region, the city or the district was supposed to absorb this loss of control.

But the increasing individualisation and fragmentation in cities even scrutinised national and personal identities as well as it led to a cumulative desire for organised communities and social affiliation.

Thus, the future of architecture needs to be entitled a major importance in solving these issues.


I have a dream // THE EUROPEAN DREAM MANIFEST

What if the European Martin L. King would rise and claim his/her dreams?

New Stars for Europe // EUROPEAN URBAN PLANNING

What if a prosaic transmission of the predominant economic developments and their environmental consequences as well as social and cultural trends in Europe would be become a new spatial order?

We want you // EUROPEAN LEITMOTIF(S)

What if the United States of Europe would be established and who would they really want?

Exodus game // EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE OF BOUNDARIES

What if the only the chance to survive would rely on the dangerous arbitrariness of others?

You’re brainwashed // EUROPEAN POLICY OF INTEGRATION or INTEGRITY?

What if our perceived fear of the “others” is entirely constructed?


Idea by

Benedikt Stoll
Guerilla Architects
London
United Kingdom
Guerilla Architects is an international collective of architects that focuses its work on the forgotten and unused resources of our cities. Sharing a common squatting experience in London in 2012, their name evolved through the need to defend before court. The intense experiences in occupying the spaces in-between - in a political, legal or architectural way - as well as questioning the socio-economical structures of the cities, connects the group until today.

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