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Idea by

Chema Palacios

PROYECTOR

https://ciudadproyector.wordpress.com

I have worked in different aspects of spatial production from private architecture and planning offices in Mexico City and from the multidisciplinary collective PROYECTOR. From this platform I have participated in project concerning an educational platform for citizens about the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and the re-thinking of our global urban environment

Material Fictions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Material Fictions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
explore the concrete spatial configurations generated by the financial operation of fictitious capital and the possibility to write an alternative through the creation of a “collective subject” capable of producing a politicized space through new narratives concerning our way of being-in-the-world.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Metaphors and fictions structure our reality, deciding which ones we follow dispose the configuration of the future.

Today, the generation and circulation of financial operated fictitious capital is an hegemonic narrative. This process is driven by a detachment from the material objects it concretely affects and, in many cases, degrades by of means of destruction and depoliticization.

To resist these dynamics we can create another kind of fiction. A collective subject that denounce the damage made to equality by a system and generates, in this action, the possibility new configurations.

Architecture, as a discipline linked to the material sense of inhabit space has the potency to operate as a platform to face financialization by transforming it process of articulation from the collective production of space

The most powerful fictions are those capable to reveal the fictitious character of that which present itself as nature and therefore indisputable.


Ghost city in China

Some of México 5 million abandoned social houses

"Stop Evictions"

Material Fictions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Material Fictions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
explore the concrete spatial configurations generated by the financial operation of fictitious capital and the possibility to write an alternative through the creation of a “collective subject” capable of producing a politicized space through new narratives concerning our way of being-in-the-world.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Metaphors and fictions structure our reality, deciding which ones we follow dispose the configuration of the future.

Today, the generation and circulation of financial operated fictitious capital is an hegemonic narrative. This process is driven by a detachment from the material objects it concretely affects and, in many cases, degrades by of means of destruction and depoliticization.

To resist these dynamics we can create another kind of fiction. A collective subject that denounce the damage made to equality by a system and generates, in this action, the possibility new configurations.

Architecture, as a discipline linked to the material sense of inhabit space has the potency to operate as a platform to face financialization by transforming it process of articulation from the collective production of space

The most powerful fictions are those capable to reveal the fictitious character of that which present itself as nature and therefore indisputable.


Ghost city in China

Some of México 5 million abandoned social houses

"Stop Evictions"


Idea by

Chema Palacios
PROYECTOR
I have worked in different aspects of spatial production from private architecture and planning offices in Mexico City and from the multidisciplinary collective PROYECTOR. From this platform I have participated in project concerning an educational platform for citizens about the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and the re-thinking of our global urban environment