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formerly urban: projecting rustbelt futures

Today is the last day the Syracuse School of Architecture will be featuring the “formerly urban” symposium. If you have time, you should stop by and check it out. Below are some links to information regarding the event.

formerly urban schedule of events

press release

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some words of wisdom

“So if a field of research opens at the crossroads of materials and state-of-the-art technologies, including high-tech answers to ecological and climatic questions, there is also another domain, low-tech in nature, which resurfaces in architecture. It is the rediscovery of a whole repertoire of techniques and materials, coming from traditional or vernacular architecture, whose use had been overshadowed, if not demoted, by Modernity… It is a matter of finding in parallel the knowledge and the know-how often only transmitted orally and which has disappeared in the leap of a generation, swept by a blind confidence in technological modernity.”
excerpt taken from: “The Osmotic Territories written by Jean-Gilles Decosterd http://www.decosterd.net or http://www.climats.ch