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About the overlapping areas of architecture and anarchy. This blog is to expose ideas and thoughts for your criticism, as I feel that it is only with the help of publicity and thus dialogue that one can actually develop the proces of thinking. Start the dialogue here!

Text in italics are my own thoughts.

To know what comes next has been perhaps the dominant aim of materially complex societies. Yet, having achieved it, or almost achieved it, we have been rewarded with a new collection of unmet needs. We have privileged safety over experience; gained much in doing so, and lost much.
— George Monbiot, Feral
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But perhaps the must striking finding of the study came in the analysis of the real-world communities. Neighborhoods, clubs, friends, work colleagues, family—all these groups proved to be deafening echo chambers compared with all forms of modern media.
— Steven Johnson, Future Perfect (about “isolation index”)
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Volume #40: Architecture of Peace Reloaded

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Vancouver gives classy response to London’s anti-homeless spikes







Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

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Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

(via urbntings)

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The ungovernable metropolis, with its fluid population and ethnic and occupational enclaves, is an affront to a mindset that envisions a world of harmony, purity, and organic wholeness.
— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature
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Signal your intention. Commit to a new paradigm, rather than to an incremental improvement of the old.
— McDonough & Braungart, Cradle to Cradle
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… ultimately a regulation is a signal of design failure. In fact, it is what we call a license to harm: a permit issued by a government to an industry so that it may disperse sickness, destruction, and death, at an “acceptable” rate. But as we shall see, good design can require no regulation at all.
— McDonough & Braungart, Cradle to Cradle
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Don't you think 'anarchitecture' has a little bit more of a ring to it than 'anartecture'?

When I had to come up with a short title for the blog URL a simple split title of anarchism and architecture occurred pretty quickly. In a way I preferred that neither anarchism nor architecture was spelled completely. I guess this way anarchism is more emphasized and the title is not overtly about architecture…

_Design should situate between agency and authority. If it shifts from the middle it’s bound to be biased._
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