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METASITU

METASITU

http://www.metasitu.com/

Athens, Greece
METASITU is a collective for developing future urban scenarios. Often finding solutions by shifting existing paradigms and subverting existing behaviors; their projects are directed towards innovating strategies for resilience through building a body of knowledge and understanding about the way territories are inhabited. METASITU practice is framed within the precept of Ecumenopolis, the understanding of the whole World as one continuous urban fabric.

Kin(k)Ship


We are all kinks

Kin(k)Ship


We are all kinks
New types of KIN(k)SHIPS deviating from the conventional understanding of the term 'public space'.

The project brings alliances built on ideas that differ from the median, to the foreground. Understanding belonging to ‘the other’ as a form of locality. Queering up the vernacular.
With the de-materialization (airbnb moguls, uber taxi companies, and other forms of platform-capitalism) and hyper-connectivity (social networks, user forums, chat roulettes, VPNs) of our world, defining the median, the norm, has become increasingly difficult. Certain movements propose establishing locality by what they are not, without fully establishing what is it that they are.
When, in fact, we are all deviants. We are all others and each other’s others. We all fit and none of us does. What are the infrastructures and tools that would allow us to rethink kinship within this framework? Can we use these devices to help us to determine locality before place, before a built environment? A locality of otherness? Adherence through deviation? Establishing the non-normative as the new common(s)?

Kin(k)Ship


We are all kinks

Kin(k)Ship


We are all kinks
New types of KIN(k)SHIPS deviating from the conventional understanding of the term 'public space'.

The project brings alliances built on ideas that differ from the median, to the foreground. Understanding belonging to ‘the other’ as a form of locality. Queering up the vernacular.
With the de-materialization (airbnb moguls, uber taxi companies, and other forms of platform-capitalism) and hyper-connectivity (social networks, user forums, chat roulettes, VPNs) of our world, defining the median, the norm, has become increasingly difficult. Certain movements propose establishing locality by what they are not, without fully establishing what is it that they are.
When, in fact, we are all deviants. We are all others and each other’s others. We all fit and none of us does. What are the infrastructures and tools that would allow us to rethink kinship within this framework? Can we use these devices to help us to determine locality before place, before a built environment? A locality of otherness? Adherence through deviation? Establishing the non-normative as the new common(s)?


Idea by

METASITU
METASITU
Athens
Greece
METASITU is a collective for developing future urban scenarios. Often finding solutions by shifting existing paradigms and subverting existing behaviors; their projects are directed towards innovating strategies for resilience through building a body of knowledge and understanding about the way territories are inhabited. METASITU practice is framed within the precept of Ecumenopolis, the understanding of the whole World as one continuous urban fabric.