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  • agriculture | Javier Arbona
    via Google Voice Email arbona alum mit edu Twitter AlJavieera For mail address and video chat email to arrange More academia CV PDF Archived Archived Select Month February 2013 September 2011 July 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 May 2010 April 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 Search Archives Search for Updates RSS feed RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscription Enter your email to receive rather infrequent notifications of posts Join 2 066 other followers The fine print This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3 0 United States License est pr is a domain courtesy of nic pr AlJavieera RT WSJ Weird blob like creatures of El Niño invoke horror along Pacific on wsj com 1J3yRG1 https t co FVmxzHKbLm 1 hour ago RT cubadebate MovidaEnFacebook EEUU reafirma su postura en relación con PuertoRico bit ly 1SggnEj USA 1 hour ago https t co 4FMaBgTEgJ 2 hours ago RT nbcbayarea Palo Alto PD says suspect fatally shot last night by police called 911 in order to get police to come to area https t co 3 hours ago RT 20m La pillada del año LeBron caza a una fan de Golden State llamándolo llorón blogs 20minutos es deportes el ul https t co wj1uabui7w 4 hours ago Busted here again by this clever account twitter com unconsciouscit 4 hours ago On the move and always so great to catch unconsciouscity navigating the urban terrain attentive 4 hours ago Follow AlJavieera Demilit Wars inside wars inside wars twitter com carolrosenberg 2 days ago RT AlJavieera The accusation is that The NY Times does everything to make war glamorous and even in some way reassuring https t co 3 days ago RT marymad demilit GARPAzoo twitter com vruz status 67 3 days ago RT AlJavieera Obama library Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops 2015 No 1994 https 5 days ago Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops GARPAZoo ObamaCenter aljavieera vncvfjg3f medium com aljavieera 5 days ago RT GabrielPomerand demilit This may interest you twitter com boomkatonline 5 days ago RT subtopes The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge theatlantic com technology arc 1 week ago Follow Demilit Stellar feed Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc 2015 12 27 Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc Open Culture My favorite liquor store stopped carrying that extremely fine Puerto Rican rum I love so dearly https t co IxJjJ6x0uU 2015 12 27 My favorite liquor

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  • military | Javier Arbona
    233 4615 via Google Voice Email arbona alum mit edu Twitter AlJavieera For mail address and video chat email to arrange More academia CV PDF Archived Archived Select Month February 2013 September 2011 July 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 May 2010 April 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 Search Archives Search for Updates RSS feed RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscription Enter your email to receive rather infrequent notifications of posts Join 2 066 other followers The fine print This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3 0 United States License est pr is a domain courtesy of nic pr AlJavieera RT WSJ Weird blob like creatures of El Niño invoke horror along Pacific on wsj com 1J3yRG1 https t co FVmxzHKbLm 1 hour ago RT cubadebate MovidaEnFacebook EEUU reafirma su postura en relación con PuertoRico bit ly 1SggnEj USA 1 hour ago https t co 4FMaBgTEgJ 2 hours ago RT nbcbayarea Palo Alto PD says suspect fatally shot last night by police called 911 in order to get police to come to area https t co 3 hours ago RT 20m La pillada del año LeBron caza a una fan de Golden State llamándolo llorón blogs 20minutos es deportes el ul https t co wj1uabui7w 4 hours ago Busted here again by this clever account twitter com unconsciouscit 4 hours ago On the move and always so great to catch unconsciouscity navigating the urban terrain attentive 4 hours ago Follow AlJavieera Demilit Wars inside wars inside wars twitter com carolrosenberg 2 days ago RT AlJavieera The accusation is that The NY Times does everything to make war glamorous and even in some way reassuring https t co 3 days ago RT marymad demilit GARPAzoo twitter com vruz status 67 3 days ago RT AlJavieera Obama library Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops 2015 No 1994 https 5 days ago Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops GARPAZoo ObamaCenter aljavieera vncvfjg3f medium com aljavieera 5 days ago RT GabrielPomerand demilit This may interest you twitter com boomkatonline 5 days ago RT subtopes The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge theatlantic com technology arc 1 week ago Follow Demilit Stellar feed Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc 2015 12 27 Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc Open Culture My favorite liquor store stopped carrying that extremely fine Puerto Rican rum I love so dearly https t co IxJjJ6x0uU 2015 12 27 My

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  • work | Javier Arbona | Page 2
    the stomach and fails to pass through the intestines It s also the provisional title I gave to a tumblelog bezoar tumblr com As the name suggests this quick and dirty tumblelog see kottke for clarification of tumblelog collects an amalgam of disparate ephemera that somewhat tangentially relate to my interests such as the video above It s kind of a multimedia mixtape I haven t posted much here lately but do head over to the Bezoar for lots of interesting stuff For the curious things have been a little slow around here while I have been developing an article for an upcoming number of Architectural Design guest edited by David Gissen Spring 2010 issue Architectural Design Territory Architecture Beyond Environment The article is about the work of François Roche R Sie n and broadly about eco materialism in architecture as an alternative to sustainability Just to print a little teaser one of the early paragraphs reads as follows note that this might change throughout the editing process François Roche s work fits albeit uneasily into the production of a milieu of artists and architects several featured in this number united by an inquiry into the contradictions of modern nature a partly human artifice upon which we materially depend extending our being and life but also foreign and strange not to mention privatized in myriad forms 2 Water systems are the classic example of this The creations of Roche along with Stéphanie Lavaux and various other design partners over the years most recently operating under the R Sie n monicker seesaw between attempts at overcoming alienation the condition of being expropriated from our own means of laboring in and with the earth and also heightening it Needless to say I m excited for this article because it touches upon a lot of subjects I have been interested in the recent past some of which begin to be addressed in this older post In addition I have been in the process of getting a draft of my dissertation prospectus ready Yes For the heck of it I ll share an intro paragraph here Again the caveat applies that this is an early draft and could change after my committee takes a whack at it In this nutgraph I am referring to California cities and their proposed or established post military parks In this project I propose that a number of these neo Picturesque parks overlaid onto former military spaces create a mutually supporting geography of private economic gain and imperial power These parks seductively employ symbolic references to military heroism in a purportedly public landscape situating memories of by gone place and faux montages of Arcadian nature This new geography is opportune and opportunistic The zones I want to study are cleavages where visitors might get the thrill of stumbling upon something that they interpret they weren t supposed to see Cold War secrets lost amidst a ruinous landscape for example and yet it was planted there for them all along How ideological landscape features and visitors come to find one another while boosting private investment will make up the substance of this study Meanwhile other things are in store like a book review for Historical Geography I am also beginning to prepare a summer yeah summer course for 2010 provisionally titled Cities for Sale Global Real Estate and Urban Politics with apologies to Chester Hartman for cribbing from his book City for Sale Needless to say the months ahead look pretty busy Stay tuned for new material Just add the RSS feed to your reader New updates will also be announced via Twitter just ask to follow and I ll unlock it for you if you re not a marketing bot and of course Bezoar For now I ll leave you with something else from the Bezoar collection an index of national pride Propagate Click to email Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Like this Like Loading Posted on 2009 10 02 2009 10 14 by javier Posted in architects architecture California geography landscape urbanism video work Tagged bezoar rsie thesis Leave a comment Collages for Jen and Juan A set of collages by Bernice and Javier that they made for tables at Juan Calaf and Jen Soriano s wedding These are approx 5 x 7 and were made over the course of two weeks with paper collected during travel in Spain and Puerto Rico posted with vodpod suggestion see the larger res slideshow Propagate Click to email Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Like this Like Loading Posted on 2009 08 20 2009 08 20 by javier Posted in collage design work Tagged bernice javier jen juan Quiz time Guess the axo famous multi unit housing Propagate Click to email Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Like this Like Loading Posted on 2009 05 13 2009 05 13 by javier Posted in architecture work Tagged axo housing quiz sketch 3 Comments too much blog too little architecture I received a number of interesting comments from folks on the recent Blogitecture panel with Kazys Varnelis and Mark Jarzombek at MIT slideshow my own text here on javierest Without putting words into their mouths actual comments to follow in just a moment the most common criticism in my interpretation is that for all that was potentially powerful about the event we failed at the same time to sufficiently address what blogs are doing to architectural production or how they function as a form of architectural production in and of themselves I can only add as a bit of an out that the invitation to the panel asked us to think about the state of criticism and the possibilities for criticism instead of talking about production Whether or not blogging is or ever was a form of outside criticism as the general theme of the MIT HTC forum seemed to suggest is another matter of debate Of course one could ask what is criticism without the flip side of production One makes the other and neither one can be said to come first Well part of the problem may be as I think Kazys Varnelis alluded to in an earlier email is that it might be too soon to tell how production is changing On the other hand as some of the following comments will point to it s becoming clear that architecture students for example are already reinventing the ways in which ideas an audience and design development stack up on each other altering the traditional chronologies of these processes along the way Maybe a few practicing architects are doing so as well In that sense these comments are right on because theory and criticism are probably changing as we speak hand in hand with production and we have to try to get a better sense of how to frame the issue These comments are edited down for length still trying to preserve the integrity of the ideas And thanks for offering these folks Any omissions that would change the general sense of the original thoughts would be my own fault Added links come from me Selections from an email by Enrique Ramirez a456 on April 12 2009 One thing for certain it should be said that architecture websites are not outside forms of dialogue Blogs etc are architecture production Blogs do not influence architecture practice Rather they are part of it ask Sam Jacob or Charles Holland I also wonder if a new type of writing is on the horizon one that is dictated by the conditions of online production And on that note I think more should be said about content Whereas Mimi Zeiger s Studio X panels seemed to cover a lot of the tools of online publishing indexhibit etc etc and the MIT HTC forum was a very significant and successful attempt at theorizing the state of architecture blogging and criticism more needs to be said about how and why some things are ripe for coverage on blogs I say this because many many of the blogs that I read seem to engage architecture in terms of their spatial qualities and often not much else Where s talk about form history production labor etc Bryan Finoki Subtopia wrote on April 23 2009 The event only seemed to focus on one aspect of blogging the consumptive side and looked too generally I thought at the blogosphere rather broadly on the whole and didn t really get into the niche of architectural blogging The production side is where I see a lot of value there people writing their own blogs bringing in a written layer of self reflexivity to their design process learning how to talk about their work and others thinking about architecture as perhaps it can only exist in written words I think this exploration would be far more interesting than the basic critiques of blogs as conduits for relaying other work and as these popularity contests geared to drive traffic the tricks and hooks bloggers use to attract readers and so forth I thought that critique was trite at this point cliche criticism frankly What is blogging actually doing for architecture as a practice in education for students faculty adminsitraton as design as broadening what is often a narrow scope of what and how architecture can be referred to today Has blogging impacted architectural relevancy on a wider scale These seemed like questions that never got answered From Nam Henderson on April 14 2009 As for the impact of the more accelerated pace of blogging and the production of architecture I think within the Archinect school blogs and various non Archinect thesis blogs one does see a link between the dialogic aspect of blogging and the end product In this case though i suppose the question becomes is this any different than the dialogic process within studio But the blog as studio writ large And even if so does this only become interesting once applicable within the actual built realm NB Elsewhere see also some running commentary on Archinect It seems that the fact of the matter is that there is a lot more to learn about the complex networks taking shape somewhere between spaces of production studio office library etc blogs and the human brains that power all these These inherently are spaces of making and critiquing as part and parcel of each other As much as I also agree with the above comments especially with Enrique s point about the oneness of architecture and blogging we also have to keep in mind that blogs still owe more to a production ideology rooted in Silicon Valley culture than to architecture s various streams Where it could get really interesting is if architecture blogs actually started to publish in experimental and markedly different ways from the blogosphere in general without falling into the trap of making flash graphics but striving for truly new social relations Now not to suggest that any of the above comments are guilty of the following because they simply aren t ultimately my own fear is that we often get carried away with the boosterism asserting that any new reconfiguration of the relation between theory and making is a good one or that any free online technology is inherently democratic and therefore would open up the design process or the politics of building and land use My own point in the panel really came down to trying to show that there are real social relations under the surface that often close off opportunity as much as they open it I m asking here if it s even possible to start to know what s happening to production if we don t take a step back and understand the social realm in which that production is happening or how blogging along with social networking of various sorts reshape relations of labor and therefore of spaces In addition architecture as a spatial discipline is well poised to examine and understand the kinds of spaces that blogs are producing Are they actually as democratic as we think Even if the multitiudes were fully participating though are they are blogs and such replacing more entrenched spatialities of gender age or race divisions Maybe these are still some open questions that if addressed seriously can expand the current objects of study in architecture which too often focus singularly on stuff like the suburbs for example in an atemporal and spatially isolated way rather than treating these as relational and networked spaces More important still let s address architecture s rote presentation mechanisms This last item the dogmatic conventions of making and representing space surprisingly have not changed much at all while the world around them has definitely shifted Credit is certainly due there to Architecture for Humanity and its Open Architecture Network for showing us one alternative model Finally the fact that more and more architecture students now blog in and of itself perhaps is not interesting What is interesting is the reactionary response this awakens from the academies which have not allowed things like the vaunted thesis project to actually challenge the discipline with these new tools so far that I have seen Maybe it s no coincidence that some of the more interesting work today is in design interaction departments One of the only people at least that I know of that have realized the fact that architecture s disciplinary boundaries have to change in this new context and has also thought about how they might is Bryan Boyer who wrote for loudpaper The work of the architect has never been more tied to all the specificities of client market place and politics nor have the concerns of these groups ever been more enmeshed Each format has its own set of catalytic constraints biases and conventions that the architect must work with That format that Bryan Boyer discusses in the previous post is up for grabs that much we now know but have the schools or the established architects actually caught on Propagate Click to email Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Like this Like Loading Posted on 2009 04 27 2009 04 27 by javier Posted in architecture geography urbanism work Tagged blogitecture blogs criticism mit panel theory Leave a comment A Reprise of Toshiko Mori Toshiko Mori recently went to Buffalo NY and took part in the opening of the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion the visitor s center at the Darwin Martin House Complex that she and her office designed Coverage Buffalo Rising TM Buffalo Rising A room with a view Buffalo News Interior Design For this occasion let me take you back to an interview with Ms Mori that I did about two years ago It was published and well illustrated in Entorno 03 link to covers a magazine published by el Colegio de Arquitectios y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico something akin to the architects and landscape architects association A PDF used to be available but the Colegio has moved websites a typical problem and didn t take the old archives with them This piece was commissioned and edited by Celina Nogueras Cuevas and assistant editor Alfredo Nieves Moreno I ve made some minor edits here Intro is in español and English The text itself was published in English La arquitecto Toshiko Mori recientemente visitó Puerto Rico y dictó una conferencia el 24 de febrero en el auditorio de la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico La cita fue parte del calendario de actividades en celebración del cuadragésimo aniversario de la Escuela Mori es Fellow del AIA desde el 2005 y dirige el Departamento de Arquitectura en la Universidad de Harvard Visité su despacho en Manhattan para dialogar con ella sobre su obra e investigaciones Toshiko Mori recently visited Puerto Rico and gave a conference on February 24 2006 at the School of Architecture University of Puerto Rico The date was part of a calendar of events celebrating the school s fortieth anniversary Mori is a Fellow of the AIA since 2005 and formerly chaired the Department of Architecture at Harvard University s Design School En medio del bullicio de las firmas célebres y los proyectos aparentemente cada vez más arriesgados formalmente Toshiko Mori practica una arquitectura comedida y a veces hasta etérea cuando un contexto parece reclamarlo Quizás por eso ha tenido la fortuna de recibir comisiones en algunos de los sitios más intimidantes pero apremiantes ya sea por su vulnerabilidad ecológica o su legado construido Por ejemplo le ha correspondido diseñar el Centro de Visitantes para la casa Martin de Frank Lloyd Wright en Buffalo Nueva York En su charla describió ese proyecto como diminutivo pero monumental aunque así mismo podría estar hablando de varios edificios suyos In the midst of the celebrated firms and projects seemingly more and more risqué in terms of form Toshiko Mori practices architecture that seems restrained and even ethereal especially when a context seems to really call for that Perhaps for this reason she has had the good fortune of receiving commissions in

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  • A Reprise of Toshiko Mori | Javier Arbona
    Mori es Fellow del AIA desde el 2005 y dirige el Departamento de Arquitectura en la Universidad de Harvard Visité su despacho en Manhattan para dialogar con ella sobre su obra e investigaciones Toshiko Mori recently visited Puerto Rico and gave a conference on February 24 2006 at the School of Architecture University of Puerto Rico The date was part of a calendar of events celebrating the school s fortieth anniversary Mori is a Fellow of the AIA since 2005 and formerly chaired the Department of Architecture at Harvard University s Design School En medio del bullicio de las firmas célebres y los proyectos aparentemente cada vez más arriesgados formalmente Toshiko Mori practica una arquitectura comedida y a veces hasta etérea cuando un contexto parece reclamarlo Quizás por eso ha tenido la fortuna de recibir comisiones en algunos de los sitios más intimidantes pero apremiantes ya sea por su vulnerabilidad ecológica o su legado construido Por ejemplo le ha correspondido diseñar el Centro de Visitantes para la casa Martin de Frank Lloyd Wright en Buffalo Nueva York En su charla describió ese proyecto como diminutivo pero monumental aunque así mismo podría estar hablando de varios edificios suyos In the midst of the celebrated firms and projects seemingly more and more risqué in terms of form Toshiko Mori practices architecture that seems restrained and even ethereal especially when a context seems to really call for that Perhaps for this reason she has had the good fortune of receiving commissions in some sites that would seem most intimidating but also rewarding be it for their ecological precariousness or their built legacy For example she took on the Visitor s Center for the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin house in Buffalo NY In her talk she described this project as small but monumental she could have been referring to many of her projects A lo largo de su carrera pedagógica y profesional Toshiko Mori ha buscado enraizar sus criterios arquitectónicos la pureza de la línea la liviandad visual el anclaje en el entorno el comportamiento térmico de la obra con una investigación rigurosa en las propiedades de materiales especialmente aquellos sintéticos El resultado es un corpus fiel a sus antepasados modernistas como Edward Larabee Barnes y simultáneamente un trabajo fresco distinto y atrevido Con ese tema abrimos nuestra conversación Throughout her career in education and practice Toshiko Mori has sought to tie her architectural concerns the purity of the line visual lightness contextual anchoring thermal performance with a rigorous investigation into the properties of materials especially synthetic ones The result is a body of work that is faithful to her mentors like Edward Larabee Barnes and also fresh different and daring With this topic we opened our conversation Javier Arbona I know that you worked for Barnes and for Isamu Noguchi There you have two ends of a spectrum but both very modern On one end very rational and on the other hand more intuitive and sort of sensual ways of working with material I want to ask you to respond to that and do you see it in your work with materials Toshiko Mori Edward Larabee Barnes whom I worked for is a really classic modernist Now I teach at Harvard but I never studied there but it really is a Walter Gropius tradition of more of a European classic European modernism Gropius Breuer coming in here doing all this more box like very rational and very clean It s actually It s interesting someone that I studied with and I taught with John Hejduk in Cooper Union was also at Harvard And then he has a more intuitive more poetic approach direct but there is a sort of rigor about tectonics really that comes from that particular tradition And then I worked for Noguchi I was at architecture school a student JA When you were at Cooper Union TM Yeah And then I was doing drawings or models He would do sketches and site plan and he shared an office with Bucky Fuller They had a company called Noguchi Fountain and Plaza Inc They would go and try to get large public projects together It s an interesting studio It s actually artists and visionary architects much more technology oriented Bucky Fuller was really not interested in natural materials because he thought there were limits Whereas Noguchi of course was totally reaching into the potential and rediscovering potential in natural materials So you see Bucky Fuller s inventions it really is all about the artificial and all about going beyond the limit of materiality Very theoretically based So it was kind of interesting to see these polar opposites having an office together And then someone like Barnes is more of a rationalist but he was also very sensitive to climate Not necessarily more of a classical modernist like Philip Johnson who was interested in the form itself and more of a formal approach to modernism Where he Barnes site and climate was very intuitive So that kind of variety in different modernist positions was very interesting to me JA The Case Study houses California after the war in that moment in history there was perhaps a cultural willingness and there was an economy that allowed a certain amount of experimentation in architecture How do you feel in trying to establish a lab in that way Is it possible to do that today TM I think so I think what is very different from the profession from maybe 10 15 years ago is that practice has more research in it There is more exploration more study from programming to materials to technology So it is much more speculative Before design was more linear The structural engineers figuring out the materials making the shape work but I think there is much more in depth discourse within the practice which allows emergence of materials practice including technologies to arrive at a solution that is much more integrated JA The fruits of that kind of collaboration

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  • Architecture imagined as ecological | Javier Arbona
    but is usually passive or silent about the overabundant economic resources of its patrons except to sometimes mildly chastise their bad taste For another thing the implicit focus on consumers of energy of resources of food validates the continual restoration of a global project of resource and space distribution Architecture and planning help with the order and design of this distribution but practitioners can t face it Sustainable architecture has circumscribed itself to an environmental crisis but not a geopolitical one probably so as to not offend any clients The economic crisis has hit architects very hard and it partially evinces how interlaced the bubble economy and ecological principles were We can t even look at now historic images of green buildings in Dubai without a painful grimace The mythical rupture with the past rears its head again But what is the global idea of self proclaimed green architecture How do we see nature and our uses of it through the representations made by these forms of architecture I think we can identify two general responses to the questions Both treat the environmental crisis as a problem whose solution lies in addressing consumption As David Gissen points out pdf both responses also treat the natural and the social as two separate spheres To this we should also add that both responses reassert an age old divorce between city and country at the expense of the country and the gain of the city By the way let me stop here and address what might be a big protest in the mind of the reader I suspect that even when flashing images of production in the form of vertical farms and windmills the real anxiety beneath the image is about how we might sustain our first world consumption not create say a more bearable life for the actual human laborers that will compose the new rurban peasant class in these future cities let alone even think about what the future countryside will be like hint it ll be more brutal not less In addition the mode of thinking of green or ecological urbanism ultimately defends a hazy abstract idea of cities at all costs as inherently good for the planet And defends a notion of the world in which first world cities do not yield their place as the governators of finance power truth migrations ideas But let s continue The first of these responses in the architecture world is abstention This architecture imagines a world without humans Architecture therefore is our UFO for visiting a planet that we can only damage and we should not touch No surprise either that architects are so obsessed with documenting the design of post apocalyptic bunkers temporary military structures inflatables of all sorts and polar research stations no worry I love em too The second trend which seems to dominate architects imaginations nowadays even more is a strategy that attempts a metabolic relation with the planet supposing that idealized science as if science wasn t ideological can reveal the correct balance I admit my own enthusiastic participation in this trend too As much as anyone I still demand and expect a response to our modernity s crass relation to the environment Nevertheless the current architectural operations proposing this kind of benevolent cycling base their idea of nature on a nice Eden Have you ever seen any green architects show renderings of their green cities in the fall or winter or on a cloudy day or in any inclement weather for that matter This is no mere coincidence These ideas of nature are so rooted in the historic first world domestication of the rudeness of nature that their authors confuse socialized nature with primeval nature itself If we only let nature work it would give us everything we need to consume Did everyone think that so much lushness and farming envisioned in the city aren t going to open up new Pandora s boxes of infectious diseases and sanitation problems as we come into contact with more manure more bacteria and more wild animals that we urbanites are not at all naturalized to Of course that s all fine and dandy our powerful scientific establishment will hopefully take care of it but if you thought that inoculations would be fairly distributed to the urban world population think again This message brought to you by Pfizer Both of these architectural trends idealize nature as divorced from the economy society and politics Both think of nature as a self regenerating realm They distort history because they forget that nature has always been social starting with how as Donna Haraway among others has articulated the body itself inside and out has evolved through survival mechanisms necessitated by a larger totality Worse of all as Gissen also points out see Anxious Climate pdf architects in these camps seem to isolate in their minds the knowledge necessary for their design enterprise from what they know about the nature they conceptualize We have to ask ourselves how do we even know about the environmental crisis in the first place if not through the tools satellites computers genetic tests that reveal it These tools of course are part and parcel of the industrial revolution that brought on the crisis itself while at the same time strains of green architecture use them to measure flows of energy quantify wastes produce renderings and wire buildings throughout with the high tech communications that we demand As Gissen says In attempting to maintain an imagined separate natural world we have proliferated a messy network of links between nature and society Or in other words it s harder to isolate society from nature than what we want to think or shall we go on this voyage without navigation tools Of course some architects still latch onto that sort of radical back to nature primitivism As countless theorists have revealed we re dealing with a natural world that for some might seem implausible because of how artificial it actually

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  • Ernesto Neto at Park Ave. Armory | Javier Arbona
    llorón blogs 20minutos es deportes el ul https t co wj1uabui7w 4 hours ago Busted here again by this clever account twitter com unconsciouscit 4 hours ago On the move and always so great to catch unconsciouscity navigating the urban terrain attentive 4 hours ago Follow AlJavieera Demilit Wars inside wars inside wars twitter com carolrosenberg 2 days ago RT AlJavieera The accusation is that The NY Times does everything to make war glamorous and even in some way reassuring https t co 3 days ago RT marymad demilit GARPAzoo twitter com vruz status 67 3 days ago RT AlJavieera Obama library Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops 2015 No 1994 https 5 days ago Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops GARPAZoo ObamaCenter aljavieera vncvfjg3f medium com aljavieera 5 days ago RT GabrielPomerand demilit This may interest you twitter com boomkatonline 5 days ago RT subtopes The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge theatlantic com technology arc 1 week ago Follow Demilit Stellar feed Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc 2015 12 27 Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc Open Culture My favorite liquor store stopped carrying that extremely fine Puerto Rican rum I love so dearly https t co IxJjJ6x0uU 2015 12 27 My favorite liquor store stopped carrying that extremely fine Puerto Rican rum I love so dearly https t co IxJjJ6x0uU Alejandro A Arbona on racist reporting of anti racist student activism https t co o9I2plkxOq by FromaLeftWing 2015 12 26 on racist reporting of anti racist student activism https t co o9I2plkxOq by FromaLeftWing reclaim UC Ours is a world that is not where bodies live said the white man in the Swiss hotel room https t co MFtApVAyMs 2015 12 26 Ours is a world that is not where bodies live said the white man in the Swiss hotel room https t co MFtApVAyMs Fred Scharmen What other than Jello can I make in an Jello mold My sister got me a lot of vintage Jays swag https t co pZPSa9VAC1 2015 12 26 What other than Jello can I make in an Jello mold My sister got me a lot of vintage Jays swag https t co pZPSa9VAC1 Jordan Hale Javier Arbona Geographer Ernesto Neto at Park Ave Armory We went to see the Ernesto Neto installation anthropodino at the Armory drill hall last Saturday Warning photos while I ll offer some here for some context are futile What completes this piece is for one the smell of spices hanging from spermatozoa like sacks which also seem to correlate to different color zones in this gossamer being Another dimension is the play spaces that the structure accomodates although it seems more useful to children

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    landscapes in Puerto Rico under several empires pushes me to continue documenting a spatial knowledge of everyday forms of violence anyplace else I go Contact info Javier Arbona Voice and SMS 001 607 233 4615 via Google Voice Email arbona alum mit edu Twitter AlJavieera For mail address and video chat email to arrange More academia CV PDF Archived Archived Select Month February 2013 September 2011 July 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 May 2010 April 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 Search Archives Search for Updates RSS feed RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscription Enter your email to receive rather infrequent notifications of posts Join 2 066 other followers The fine print This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3 0 United States License est pr is a domain courtesy of nic pr AlJavieera RT WSJ Weird blob like creatures of El Niño invoke horror along Pacific on wsj com 1J3yRG1 https t co FVmxzHKbLm 1 hour ago RT cubadebate MovidaEnFacebook EEUU reafirma su postura en relación con PuertoRico bit ly 1SggnEj USA 2 hours ago https t co 4FMaBgTEgJ 2 hours ago RT nbcbayarea Palo Alto PD says suspect fatally shot last night by police called 911 in order to get police to come to area https t co 4 hours ago RT 20m La pillada del año LeBron caza a una fan de Golden State llamándolo llorón blogs 20minutos es deportes el ul https t co wj1uabui7w 4 hours ago Busted here again by this clever account twitter com unconsciouscit 4 hours ago On the move and always so great to catch unconsciouscity navigating the urban terrain attentive 4 hours ago Follow AlJavieera Demilit Wars inside wars inside wars twitter com carolrosenberg 2 days ago RT AlJavieera The accusation is that The NY Times does everything to make war glamorous and even in some way reassuring https t co 3 days ago RT marymad demilit GARPAzoo twitter com vruz status 67 3 days ago RT AlJavieera Obama library Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops 2015 No 1994 https 5 days ago Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops GARPAZoo ObamaCenter aljavieera vncvfjg3f medium com aljavieera 5 days ago RT GabrielPomerand demilit This may interest you twitter com boomkatonline 5 days ago RT subtopes The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge theatlantic com technology arc 1 week ago Follow Demilit Stellar feed Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc 2015 12 27 Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https

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  • ernesto neto | Javier Arbona
    in Puerto Rico under several empires pushes me to continue documenting a spatial knowledge of everyday forms of violence anyplace else I go Contact info Javier Arbona Voice and SMS 001 607 233 4615 via Google Voice Email arbona alum mit edu Twitter AlJavieera For mail address and video chat email to arrange More academia CV PDF Archived Archived Select Month February 2013 September 2011 July 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 May 2010 April 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 Search Archives Search for Updates RSS feed RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscription Enter your email to receive rather infrequent notifications of posts Join 2 066 other followers The fine print This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3 0 United States License est pr is a domain courtesy of nic pr AlJavieera RT WSJ Weird blob like creatures of El Niño invoke horror along Pacific on wsj com 1J3yRG1 https t co FVmxzHKbLm 1 hour ago RT cubadebate MovidaEnFacebook EEUU reafirma su postura en relación con PuertoRico bit ly 1SggnEj USA 2 hours ago https t co 4FMaBgTEgJ 2 hours ago RT nbcbayarea Palo Alto PD says suspect fatally shot last night by police called 911 in order to get police to come to area https t co 4 hours ago RT 20m La pillada del año LeBron caza a una fan de Golden State llamándolo llorón blogs 20minutos es deportes el ul https t co wj1uabui7w 4 hours ago Busted here again by this clever account twitter com unconsciouscit 4 hours ago On the move and always so great to catch unconsciouscity navigating the urban terrain attentive 4 hours ago Follow AlJavieera Demilit Wars inside wars inside wars twitter com carolrosenberg 2 days ago RT AlJavieera The accusation is that The NY Times does everything to make war glamorous and even in some way reassuring https t co 3 days ago RT marymad demilit GARPAzoo twitter com vruz status 67 3 days ago RT AlJavieera Obama library Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops 2015 No 1994 https 5 days ago Diller and Scofidio have drawn up plans for a place where the invasion never stops GARPAZoo ObamaCenter aljavieera vncvfjg3f medium com aljavieera 5 days ago RT GabrielPomerand demilit This may interest you twitter com boomkatonline 5 days ago RT subtopes The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge theatlantic com technology arc 1 week ago Follow Demilit Stellar feed Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t co gDz0yZ8OVB https t co PVJrimzDsc 2015 12 27 Lend me your ears Here s Led Zeppelin s first recorded concert ever 1968 https t

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