#kamworkshops2011 | a photo-question towards @dpr_barcelona: How did sewage and waste management fit into Zenetos vision for Electronic Urbanism?
Caption and image no23 of the publication on Electronic Urbanism (Arhitektonika Themata 7/1973) shows the use of sewage and recycle collection center as an intermediary solution which would be abolished as soon as future technology becomes available in the electronic city. The preparation for a temporary sewage collection center however, raises a series of questions and shapes a ‘critical’ entry point for Zenetos’ work: Why did Zenetos prefer to ground his ‘suspending’ urbanism with a sewage treatment plant? Why did he not experiment and design with the “closed-circuit dwelling units” as an option; and what critical assumptions are drawn from this observation on his project’s consistency and his work in general? What other infrastructural or design solutions did he proposed for treating human waste and garbage; how visionary and elaborate was on this aspect?
This is a topic that ‘the-value-of-garbage’ would like to explore more. For now we are anxiously waiting for dpr-barcelona findings on the work of Takis Zenetos to continue this discussion. Follow the project of dpr-barcelona on Takis Zenetos here.