A STRUCTURE FOR
Where in the past the toxics were produced, now culture must be spread.
The appropriation of these spaces depends obviously
on the activities that will be developed.
While the activity that took place there in the past caused the environment to suffer, it should now be connected with the desire to generate a new, healthier kind of thought.
We are now closer than ever to the Homo Ludens described by post-humanists. In previous times, we worked solely to support ourselves and survive. In our days, in western society and increasingly in other parts of the world, we are working to develop the playful aspect in us, which is present at least in all mammals.
If we can be stunned by the lack of sacrifice, the complete lack of culture numbs the best in us.
Knowledge, curiosity, understanding and love: these, among many other positive qualities
make us who we are.
Culture defines us as the special animal we are.
It makes us think, position ourselves so that we can track
the imperfection in the footsteps we leave behind.
Only in this way will we be able to redraw them.
Post-industrial ruins are the perfect environment to host multiple uses that together form
an heterogeneous whole of activities that feed into one another.
Post-industrial ruins are the ideal place to spread the kind of thought that, in the face of
uncertainty, will lead future societies
to new places full of hope.
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.