Education either facilitates conformity, or it becomes the practice of freedom…– Paulo Freire
The fate of the poor,” he concluded, “hangs upon the decision of the better-off....– Michael Harrington (The Other America)
‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback →
Decades after Daniel Patrick Moynihan, scholars are conceding culture and persistent poverty are enmeshed.
On Responsive Architecture
When it comes to the idea of responsive architecture, I prefer the concept of user interface (UI) to that of artificial intelligence (AI). A building is neither organism nor is it machine. Architecture should encourage discourse, not always offer solutions… UIs should demonstrate multiplicity. UI reactions should vary in degree ,magnitude and type based on user interaction. An adaptable...
Latent Design… The best architecture comes out of blind inspiration, ideas that come from some place of known unknowns. Ideas that haunt your sleep, your thoughts, and your every breath are the ones that manifest themselves in your work. Sketch them, fold them up, put them away, do something new, but they always come back. The term I use to describe this is latent design. Latent design is not some...
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A socioeconomic disjuncture manifests itself architecturally as a rift in the urban fabric. These rifts form edges where cultural differences clash, often resulting in pockets of space devoid of character. This loss of cultural character is one of the main causes of gentrification. Architecture attenuates gentrification by cultivating culture. An architectural mediation in this space between will...
Revised Thesis Statement
Architecture fosters that sense of community that gives a place a culture. Culture leads to the attenuation of displacement of the poor, a direct resultant of gentrification.