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The Value of Garbage

#thevalueofgarbage : between symbolic value and materiality | design project by Andreas Angelidakis
"Even nowadays, as Greece is navigating its’ second major financial crisis, one can sense that the country is a collage between the glorious and somewhat virtual ancient past, and the live real present…As a result of these notes on aesthetics and history, we devised the space of Feeder, at the Breeder project space, as a combination of two spaces. One space is inhabited by a pristine white lacquer system of modular seating and dining units, the other by mismatched, used chairs and tables found in the area of Metaxourgeio. The two spaces are collaged together, as a continuously evolving ruin where chairs become benches, tables extend to become columns, new seats are born from old, and richly woven traditional kilims are laid on glossy white surfaces, in an architecture that continually copy-pastes between the virtual ancient past and the real folklore present.” (Feeder, at the Breeder project space) via andreasangelidakis.blogspot.com

#thevalueofgarbage : between symbolic value and materiality | design project by Andreas Angelidakis

"Even nowadays, as Greece is navigating its’ second major financial crisis, one can sense that the country is a collage between the glorious and somewhat virtual ancient past, and the live real present…As a result of these notes on aesthetics and history, we devised the space of Feeder, at the Breeder project space, as a combination of two spaces. One space is inhabited by a pristine white lacquer system of modular seating and dining units, the other by mismatched, used chairs and tables found in the area of Metaxourgeio. The two spaces are collaged together, as a continuously evolving ruin where chairs become benches, tables extend to become columns, new seats are born from old, and richly woven traditional kilims are laid on glossy white surfaces, in an architecture that continually copy-pastes between the virtual ancient past and the real folklore present.” (Feeder, at the Breeder project space) via andreasangelidakis.blogspot.com

#Angelidakis  #Greek  #bankruptcy  #crisis  #design  #design strategies  #founds  #garbage  #ruins  #ruins 
About the resistance of neo liberalism →

#kamworkshops2011 | via gregorios pharmakis 

Neoliberalism no longer “makes sense”, but its logic keeps stumbling on, without conscious direction, like a zombie: ugly, persistent and dangerous. Such is the “unlife” of a zombie, a body stripped of its goals, unable to adjust itself to the future, unable to make plans. It can only act habitually as it pursues a monomaniacal hunger. Unless there is a dramatic recomposition of society, we face the prospect of decades of drift as the crises we face – economic, social, environmental – remain unresolved. But where will that recomposition come from when we are living in the world of zombie-liberalism?

#zombie  #neoliberalism  #economy  #crisis 

T. Negri, On Rem Koolhaas, 2009 | #kamworkshops2011

I really do not know what the architects trapped in the grip of the crisis of modernity can do. It seems to me that they need to decide how to interpret the relation between inclusion and disjuncture, the productive relation that extends between metropolis and multitude. Will it be possible to open up the chance for encounter and struggles in the metropolis? Certainly enclosures of resistance and of spaces for utopia are not desirable. Beyond the hypocritical transparency of the hypermodern, beyond the illusion that urban spaces can be gentrified by Tony Blair’s ‘creative classes’ (here Junkspace really does become a weapon of demystification and struggle), we need to free new forms of life and search for new structures of community that tend towards exodus. I almost laugh when my closest comrades talk about alternatives in terms of communes, self-managed gardens and city allotments, multifunctional squats, cultural and political ateliers, enterprises of a common Bildung. The cynical realism of the postmodern has earned my criticism but, starting from its realism and under no illusion that the city is entrusted to the exercise of biopower, I ask myself what it would mean to return the metropolis to biopolitical production. In the framework of Bigness, not of craftsmanship, but of the General Intellect, perhaps we only need to start talking about communism and democracy again.

From Negri A. 2009. “On Rem Koolhaas”. Radical Philosophy.no. 154: 48-50.

#Negri  #architecture  #audio  #crisis  #Koolhaas