Q/A Workac – Reinventing Architecture

Amale Andraos: Our departing point is that architecture has to engage with our present reality in order to reinvent itself while at the same time becoming more utopian situating itself on the intersection of the urban, the rural, and the natural. The problem with the profession of architects is that we are still on the… Continue reading Q/A Workac – Reinventing Architecture

Spiders on Mars?

There was this rumor way back about spiders on Mars. Giant web-like patterns broke out at the polar caps when ice sublimated to gas. Fascinating, but no proof of life, an intriguing thought though: what if spider webs could be a beyond-anthropocene cognitive way to explore the red planet? Oh, sorry, my mistake, I shouldn’t… Continue reading Spiders on Mars?

Salone Limited Edition, report from il Supersalone

Booming guards: show me your Green pass QR-code. Pre-registration? Don’t forget the facemask. Temperature check. Yes, Milan is sweaty hot. Summer is back again. Only four pavilions out at the fairgrounds to manage in a leisurely 4 hours top, most companies opting for an expensive 6-meter slot, some twice and actually making an impression like… Continue reading Salone Limited Edition, report from il Supersalone

On the Waterfront, report from the Biennale of Architecture 2021

Anja Meixner’s art at Fiorella Gallery, Campo Santo Stefano gained new meaning during the pandemic

How are we to live together on an overpopulated planet? Which solutions can architecture offer? Leo Gullbring reports from the seventeenth annual international Venice Biennale of Architecture. Uncertaintly is the theme of the Spanish pavilion. What is one to expect when travelling to Venice in the midst of the pandemic? Will I meet up with… Continue reading On the Waterfront, report from the Biennale of Architecture 2021

How Will Design Help Us Survive Post-Anthroposcene?

Deeply cut open copper mines, sprawling cities and garbage mountains, bleached coral reefs and oil drenched river deltas. Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky document the accelerating exploitation of our planet that’s taken place since the Second World War through images, in-depth video and AR. But while the exhibition Anthropocene… Continue reading How Will Design Help Us Survive Post-Anthroposcene?

Smart Hotels – chatbots, robots, androids, or just a friendly smile?

Smart digital technology is remaking the hotel business worldwide. No need for a reception desk when the smartphone is your key and your check-in device. Guests and management can together optimize the use and running of the facilities. But is it really all for the good, or are robots and AI:s taking over? Nothing to… Continue reading Smart Hotels – chatbots, robots, androids, or just a friendly smile?

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