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University of Bad Ideas — Concepts for the Future of Architectural Education


Now that the end of history has officially come to an end, we turn our attention to planning for a future that will always defy our expectations. Not that there will be no future, but that it will be a disintegrated collection of futures, futures that will have changed the way we experience places and events. Although we are architects, we choose not to ask what these places and events might be. Instead, we are choosing to investigate the present-day spaces in which these futures are currently being formulated: the architectural university. We propose to turn the Oslo Architectural Triennale into a period for the production of alternative educational experiments, a period of public debate over new approaches to architectural

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8 statements on the US Pavilion: a crypto-materialist treatise — for Volume Magazine


Starting from the research on the physical alterations that the pavilion has undergone as a result of its continual changing of hands since 1930, the treatise attempts to project a future life of the privately owned pavilion through a scenario in which the pavilion is disassembled and sold through a crowd-sourced financial model. This alternative life of the US pavilion would reconstitute the pavilion wherever two or more pieces are collected together, leading to an entirely unforeseeable collection of architectural assemblages testifying to the altered economic state of the United States’ national representation in Venice. Text and Images for Volume #41: How to Build a Nation, Page 62—67 images: Future crowd-sourced U.S. pavilions     - 4. The United States is

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Standard Working Dinner

The office has moved to the table. Business lunches and working dinners have collapsed eating and drinking with work, or better: they have turned eating and drinking into labor. This is part of an obvious shift to a functional organization of life in which the difference between work and recreation is being dissolved. Through company outings, team building exercises, institutionalized play and the like, life becomes work, and should therefore be observed through the lens of labor science, not life science any longer. Of course, labor science has existed since the late 19th century and can, up until today, be described as a work on work through processes of observation and objectification. In this sense, it has attempted to measure the human

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