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Idea by

Marleen Leitner & Michael Schitnig

studio ASYNCHROME

http://www.asynchrome.com/the-arrival-city-is-not-a-machine/

Graz, Austria
studio ASYNCHROME is a multimedial, multi-disciplinary Think Tank founded in Graz in 2013 by architect- and artist duo Marleen Leitner and Michael Schitnig. studio ASYNCHROME focuses on the interfaces between Architecture, Urban Research and Art. The initial position is the assertion, that the utopia has to be understood neither as a failed plan nor as a building task. It rather serves as tool and method to work critically and artistically not doomed to failure, but as a way to change the world.

THE ARRIVAL CITY IS (NOT) A MACHINE


Investigative Architecture as an artistic utopian practice

THE ARRIVAL CITY IS (NOT) A MACHINE


Investigative Architecture as an artistic utopian practice
Future architecture makes space again a property of man and not just a property of form!
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Migration is no phenomenon of the present. There has always been migration to Graz, from Austria and from abroad. And the following applies: Without influx from outside, a city can hardly come into being.

The expansive drawing by studio ASYNCHROME interlinks different layers of aspects of the city, urban development, and arriving in the city. Visual elements from the urban environment, from the actual neighbourhood, are interwoven with textual elements which have been taken from conversations with residents and their personal reflections on the city, and/or from texts about urban phenomena. This results in a fabric of narrative images and texts which can be interpreted in different directions and thus reveals new contexts.

In which future we want to live? In the future architecture, the utopia is part of our present again. The possibility for architects to experience surroundings again through investigative research could lead into a future architectural practice.


THE ARRIVAL CITY IS (NOT) A MACHINE


Investigative Architecture as an artistic utopian practice

THE ARRIVAL CITY IS (NOT) A MACHINE


Investigative Architecture as an artistic utopian practice
Future architecture makes space again a property of man and not just a property of form!
File under

Migration is no phenomenon of the present. There has always been migration to Graz, from Austria and from abroad. And the following applies: Without influx from outside, a city can hardly come into being.

The expansive drawing by studio ASYNCHROME interlinks different layers of aspects of the city, urban development, and arriving in the city. Visual elements from the urban environment, from the actual neighbourhood, are interwoven with textual elements which have been taken from conversations with residents and their personal reflections on the city, and/or from texts about urban phenomena. This results in a fabric of narrative images and texts which can be interpreted in different directions and thus reveals new contexts.

In which future we want to live? In the future architecture, the utopia is part of our present again. The possibility for architects to experience surroundings again through investigative research could lead into a future architectural practice.



Idea by

Marleen Leitner & Michael Schitnig
studio ASYNCHROME
Graz
Austria
studio ASYNCHROME is a multimedial, multi-disciplinary Think Tank founded in Graz in 2013 by architect- and artist duo Marleen Leitner and Michael Schitnig. studio ASYNCHROME focuses on the interfaces between Architecture, Urban Research and Art. The initial position is the assertion, that the utopia has to be understood neither as a failed plan nor as a building task. It rather serves as tool and method to work critically and artistically not doomed to failure, but as a way to change the world.