Volume #19: Architecture of Hope

April 2009
‘Main Street is almost all right’ wrote Robert Venturi promoting the messy vitality of the built environment of the ordinary. The ambiguity of society, its causality and its improvisations meant the acknowledgement of a diversity of practices: top-down interventions + subcultures + minority expressions + subversive acts + ...

Redefining the common goods, their ethics, their aesthetics and their economics start with writing stories of architecture that encapsulate the manifold experiences of the city. Thus, an architectural task in which space design and design of a new collective dream, myth or scenario about who we are and what we desire to be is interrelated. Volume 19: Is identity the issue?