THE TESTIMONY OF SCARS
Every dissatisfied civilization exhibits a desire to start anew and eliminate the past believing
it could be a germ that will threaten it again.
The scars left by the industrial era play a key role in making future generations aware of the
situation we were once able to reach. Such scars must be highlighted to expose the wounds
it has left on the layer we dwell in.
In the future, these scars will be part of a
middle archaeological layer that will blend with the layer we must build now.
This new layer will require an open and renewed
perception of nature, society, and as a
consequence of these two,
In this way, our environments are provided with history, character, and values to
learn from and progress. Only in this way we will feel a sense
of belonging to a place. Only in this way we will learn to preserve and protect
our environments and ecosystems.
We must acknowledge the new perspective that we get while we design our future living when the archaeological (and environmental!) footprint is considered.
The decisions we make in our projects will depend on the message
we wish to convey to the future generations
who will discover us.
I. OPEN THE RUINS. MATERIALIZE THE RUPTURE.
III. A WILD, ALMOST DESTRUCTIVE NATURE.
IV. CREATE INNER LANDSCAPES.
V. PALIMPSEST. THE TESTIMONY OF SCARS.
VI. WHEN SCRAPYARDS BECOME OUR
QUARRIES AND LANDFILLS OUR FORESTS.
VII. THE LEAST SOPHISTICATED ASPECT OF THE SOLUTION.
VIII. HONOUR HER (HONOUR NATURE).
IX. BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.
X. A STRUCTURE FOR HOMO LUDENS.
XI. TELL THE STORY.
XII. MAKE ARCHITECTURE AS (IF YOU WERE) NATURE.