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Paula V. Álvarez

http://alvarezpaula.com/

Dinastia Musicos Palatin 9, Sevilla, Spain
Paula V. Alvarez is an architect, researcher and editor based in Seville (Spain), founder of Vibok Works editorial practice. Her work brings together research, editing, design and writing from an experimental perspective. Her main research interest is the connection between Cultural Studies, Media Ecology, the semantic issues raised by 20th c. architectural avant-gardes and the renovation of architectural imaginaries and design techniques at the turn of the 21st c.

Critical Hospitality: architectural Design as editing Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Critical Hospitality: architectural Design as editing Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Critical essay that starts from a futuristic fiction: the unusual revolution of editorial design protocols in architecture after welcoming the rejected.
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  • Systemic changes

We advocate for an ecology of the rejected by exploring architectural works from the point of view of Critical Hospitality. This notion challenges the prevailing cultural perspective in the theory of architectural practice at the turn of the 21th c.: a pervasive hermetism that oscillates between the formal and the pragmatic. Confronted with Critical Hospitality, Architectural Hermetism reveals itself as a form of systemic imbalance, explicit in the regime of value established by specialized media’s editorial design protocols and implicit in architecture. Borrowing the common standpoints that connect Cultural Studies and Media Ecology, we will discuss editing as an ecopolitical horizon for architectural imagination. An open cartography of the silenced and the misunderstood about and in the architectural transformation of our environments would emerge, also practical ways to balance neglected regimes of value, as a premise for susteneability.


The Pleasure Garden of the Utilitities / Muf Architecture

Small House / Kazuyo Sejima

EJHM / Husos Arquitectura

Folly for a Flyover / Assemble

Google Map Editing Revolution

Critical Hospitality: architectural Design as editing Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Critical Hospitality: architectural Design as editing Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Critical essay that starts from a futuristic fiction: the unusual revolution of editorial design protocols in architecture after welcoming the rejected.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

We advocate for an ecology of the rejected by exploring architectural works from the point of view of Critical Hospitality. This notion challenges the prevailing cultural perspective in the theory of architectural practice at the turn of the 21th c.: a pervasive hermetism that oscillates between the formal and the pragmatic. Confronted with Critical Hospitality, Architectural Hermetism reveals itself as a form of systemic imbalance, explicit in the regime of value established by specialized media’s editorial design protocols and implicit in architecture. Borrowing the common standpoints that connect Cultural Studies and Media Ecology, we will discuss editing as an ecopolitical horizon for architectural imagination. An open cartography of the silenced and the misunderstood about and in the architectural transformation of our environments would emerge, also practical ways to balance neglected regimes of value, as a premise for susteneability.


The Pleasure Garden of the Utilitities / Muf Architecture

Small House / Kazuyo Sejima

EJHM / Husos Arquitectura

Folly for a Flyover / Assemble

Google Map Editing Revolution


Idea by

Paula V. Álvarez
Dinastia Musicos Palatin 9
Sevilla
Spain
Paula V. Alvarez is an architect, researcher and editor based in Seville (Spain), founder of Vibok Works editorial practice. Her work brings together research, editing, design and writing from an experimental perspective. Her main research interest is the connection between Cultural Studies, Media Ecology, the semantic issues raised by 20th c. architectural avant-gardes and the renovation of architectural imaginaries and design techniques at the turn of the 21st c.