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THEY CALL US THE TECHNOLOGY GENERATION, BUT WE WILL BE THE TRASH GENERATION

The industrial era started a disastrous path

towards a swamp of leftovers, as a result

of violent and excessive consumerism. This path

does not even lead us towards the abyss.
It is a path to nowhere and we will remain here.  

Witnessing how the forces of nature,

disrupted from their perfect natural cycle,

overwhelm us. We are the exception 
to an otherwise harmonious loop.

 


THEY CALL US THE TECHNOLOGY GENERATION, BUT WE WILL BE THE TRASH GENERATION

 

The industrial era has left many witnesses 
in its way. Structures and artefacts of an eerie 
beauty which, once abandoned, embody a 
peculiar attitude. Those ones attract us as if

we were insects flying to the light of their past. 
There lies the hidden beauty behind such defeats.

It is within this beauty where we have to find

shelter and it is within the still-beating heart

of the failed remains of the past

that we must be reborn.
 


The following manifesto

gathers the attitudes that will allow us to deal

with the depression that will be caused

by social change.

The following manifesto

wants to make a change 
by intervening in the ubiquitous 
post-industrial ruins

of our cities:

THE BEAUTY OF DEFEAT:

A manifesto for post-industrial ruins

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Having said this, our aim should not be to 
promote an attitude of disrespect towards the 
past or the industrial heritage we leave in our 
wake. The attitudes here expressed are not 
presented as the only option and even less as 
the only way to approach the issue, but 
perhaps as the end of a spectrum of 
possibilities that might lead us a to a better 
place. A place where the magic and hope that 
the architecture of our time can offer are 
rediscovered. 

e should bear in mind that society seeks and demands solutions.

Some are not easy and must go down the winding road of scientific discovery. 
For other solutions, what is required is to reach people’s hearts again.

Society yearns to be excited about our future.

Society’s collective imagination cannot not be

disappointed by architects. 

We do not need science fiction to create 
spaces overflowing with magic and feelings. 
We only need to rely on the natural 
phenomena surrounding us and introduce 
them to our homes and living spaces, 
understand them, play with them

and fall in love with them


We need more excitement in the day-to-day 
life of our cities! Architecture is a crucial tool 
to bring light to our daily existence and, most 
importantly, it has become the permanent 
environment that surrounds us.

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When we think of landscapes we include, 
naturally, their flora and fauna. The living 
beings we call animals are a crucial 
component of their environment, a key part of it.

What about us?


What is our environment? 


What is the human environment?


 What is society’s environment?


Have we lost our bearings and forgot what 
our environment should be? 


To those who think that houses, towns and 
sprawling super cities are the environments 
of our species:

are they really satisfied with them?

The cities we know can be fantastic places,

there is absolutely no doubt about that,

but they leave a lot to be desired

when we consider them

as the environment

for our 
species.


We should no longer regard architecture as 
buildings designed to protect us and isolate 
us from our natural medium.

 

The aim is not to create architecture.

The aim is to shape 
the environment best suited to us,

to our species,

to human beings.


Be a child of your time.

 


MAKE ARCHITECTURE

AS IF YOU HAD NOT 


FORGOTTEN THAT 


Y O U A R E 


NATURE.