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Edited and with Introduction by Paola Antonelli.~Essays by Phil Patton, Marie O’Mahony and Cameron Sinclair.
Safety is an instinctive need that has guided human choices throughout history. Now more than ever, it has become not only a focus, but almost an obsession. Designers are trained to mediate between disruptive change and normalcy and can soothe people’s anxiety. When scientific revolutions happen, they translate them into objects that people can understand and use. Good design provides protection and security without sacrificing the need to innovate and invent. ~This book and the exhibition that it accompanies document the unique objects that designers have created to answer people’s needs, both physical and psychological. Physical objects include shelters for victims of disasters and homeless people, hideaway furniture, and personal armor and protective gear, while psychological objects include those that thwart identity theft, offer self-defense, and provide comforting reassurance. The objects presented here reflect how good design goes hand-in-hand with personal needs. ~This book includes an introductory essay by Paola Antonelli, Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; an essay by Phil Patton on cars; another by Marie O’Mahony on materials and technologies; and a third by Cameron Sinclair on design for refugees and third-world facilities. The issues addressed by each of these authors will find resonance in people’s minds and souls.

and visit the online exhibition at MoMa

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like christmas trees.

or other things…. why don’t we use the water of our energy-guzzling aquariums for flushing the toilet, or the catty litter as fertilizer, or whatever! check out RIGHT HERE.

through anarchitecture

after french justice, the world is now also gay for social justice.

according to wikipedia, social justice “refers to the concept of a just society, where “justice” refers to more than just the administration of laws. It is based on the idea of a society which gives individuals and groups fair treatment and a just share of the benefits of society. Different proponents of social justice have developed different interpretations of what constitutes fair treatment and a just share. It can also mean distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society or community.”

especially architects are starting to realize that we are not just here to make nice buildings, we are also here to make a difference. two of these architects making a difference are ava bromberg and nicholas brown, who are organizing an exhibition event in los angeles in septoctnov, just space(s). it aims to give an overview of the unjust spaces of the past and present, and tries to inspire visitors to create the just spaces of the future.

lots to read here:

just space(s)
editorial note: why spatial justice?
spatial justice bibliography
critical spatial practice blog

the godfather of just(ice), MLK

enjoi. marten

OmBouwen / ReStructure

Drie benaderingen van intelligent bouwen

23 september t/m 11 november 2007
Locatie: Hogewal 1-9
Opening: zaterdag 22 september, 17 uur

Superuse, Building Lightness, Cradle to Cradle.
Bij intelligent bouwen is er sprake van een samenspel van technologische ontwikkeling, integratie van functies, ethiek en een radicaal nieuwe designopvatting. Het draait om duurzaamheid en hergebruik, vernieuwing en creativiteit. Het kan namelijk allemaal veel slimmer. Waarom nog lange transportlijnen om afval te verwerken? Sluit afvalstromen kort rond bouwprojecten en hergebruik het beschikbare materiaal. Maak gebouwen veel lichter dan nu gangbaar is. Het kán en scheelt energie en materiaal. Neem de ontmanteling van een gebouw of een product in het ontwerp mee, zodat afval weer grondstof voor een volgend product of voor volgend leven wordt. Velen denken dat intelligent bouwen dé revolutie van de 21ste eeuw zal worden.

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