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AlfondoaLADERECHA. (2017)

COMMUNICATION IN CONGRESS (Communication in conference)

Title: Alfondoaladerecha (Down and to the right)

  • Author(s): Atxu Amann Alcocer.
  • Conference’s title: ”Mugak – Boundaries, Borders, Frontiares. I San Sebastian International Architecture Biennial”
  • Place (place): San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Summary: Architecture is, at the time, the language of art and reason. Meeting between science and artifice. It has historically been enriched from the nutrient that germinates in the LIMITS. It inhabits the CRUCE of different cultures and identities; in the CONFLUENCE of nature and landscape, with a sense of human order; in the imprecise LINDES of reality and dreams; threshold that interrogates the internal and the external; in the constant research of form as a response to function, without giving up the ideal of beauty. Architecture is now in the difficult ENCRUCIJADA that seeks to face the challenges of a new technological and multicultural modernity, whose understanding and management have become extremely complex. Inequality has been revealed as a new pandemic at the start of the 21st century. The recent socio-economic crisis has shown its bleakest silhouette and corrosive reveres of poverty and exclusion, shifting to truly unsuspected extremes the BRONTS of the socially permissible and the humanly desirable. It is a problem that, today, is putting at serious risk the essential pillars of our citizen identity. Punctuality? Adapt? Rethink? Start over? URBANISMO and ARQUITECTURA remain vigorous instruments with the capacity to cauterize wounds and, from their intellectual position, contribute to redefining the necessary balances between individual and collective well-being, in the search for inexcusable virtue of the common good. They must help to rethink and redefine the new paths that allow to design the spaces of coexistence that materialize the collective yearning to live in a society and in more balanced and just cities.
  • Abstract: Abstract Architecture is, at the same time, the language of art and reason. Encounter between science and artifice. It has historically been enriched with the nutrient that germinates in the LIMITS. It inhabits in the CROSS of different cultures and identities; in the CONFLUENCE of nature and landscape, with the sense of human order; in the vague LINKS of reality and dreams; in the THRESHOLD that interrogates the internal and the external; in the constant investigation of the form as a response to the function, without renouncing the ideal of beauty. Architecture is today in the difficult ENCRUCIJADA that seeks to face the challenges of a new technological and multicultural modernity, understanding whose whose and management have become extremely complex. Inequality has been revealed as a new pandemic at the start of the 21st century. The recent socio-economic crisis has shown its darker silhouette and the corrosive rivulets of poverty and exclusion, pushing the BORDERS of the socially permissible and the humansuspectly desirable to truly unsuspected extremes. It is a problem that, nowadays, is putting in serious risk the essential pillars of our civic identity. Punctuate? To adapt? Rethink? Start over? URBANISM and ARCHITECTURE continue to be constituent instruments with the capacity to cauterize wounds and, from their intellectual position, contribute to redefining the necessary balance between individual and collective well-being, in the inexcusable pursuit of the virtue of the common good. They must collaborate to rethink and redefine the new paths that allow us to design spaces of coexistence that materialize the collective desire to inhabit a society and in more balanced and fair cities.
  • Link: https://www.tabakalera.eu/es/i-bienal-internacional-de-arquitectura-de-euskadi

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