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Mitt Europa Bygger Inte Murar

Hultqvist, Petter LU (2017) AAHM01 20162
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Now everything is different. Uncertain in a way. We have no idea where we’re going. It seems as if the explanatory models at our disposal aren’t even able to explain where we are today. The world is changing in a pace unprecedented in history. It seems extremely hard to understand how we’re supposed to orient ourselves in such a world. How are we supposed to dream? And what should we dream about? How are we going to have long-term thinking in a world where we can’t even analyse the present?

My thesis project is exploring how architecture can function as a tool for questioning and creating a discussion about the challenges of the world. Instead of the architect being introduced towards the end of the chain, realising what someone else... (More)
Now everything is different. Uncertain in a way. We have no idea where we’re going. It seems as if the explanatory models at our disposal aren’t even able to explain where we are today. The world is changing in a pace unprecedented in history. It seems extremely hard to understand how we’re supposed to orient ourselves in such a world. How are we supposed to dream? And what should we dream about? How are we going to have long-term thinking in a world where we can’t even analyse the present?

My thesis project is exploring how architecture can function as a tool for questioning and creating a discussion about the challenges of the world. Instead of the architect being introduced towards the end of the chain, realising what someone else has already decided, I have tried to investigate how the qualities of the architect can be valuable to set the agenda for decision-making. How the architects ideas can be part of discussing ideals.

I have explored these questions by working in the periphery of traditional architecture. With a critical and speculative method I created a scenario that’s exploring a fictive development of our civilisation. It’s a fragmented collection of theoretical texts, short stories, visualisations and quotes that speculate what a conservative development, with a weakness for walls and barriers, would mean for our societies. What challenges and consequences this leads to. (Less)
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author
Hultqvist, Petter LU
supervisor
organization
course
AAHM01 20162
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Arkitektur, Spekulativ Design, Kritisk Arkitektur, Kritisk Design, Murar, Barriärer
language
Swedish
id
8903979
date added to LUP
2017-12-11 14:55:05
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2017-12-11 14:55:05
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  abstract     = {Now everything is different. Uncertain in a way. We have no idea where we’re going. It seems as if the explanatory models at our disposal aren’t even able to explain where we are today. The world is changing in a pace unprecedented in history. It seems extremely hard to understand how we’re supposed to orient ourselves in such a world. How are we supposed to dream? And what should we dream about? How are we going to have long-term thinking in a world where we can’t even analyse the present?

My thesis project is exploring how architecture can function as a tool for questioning and creating a discussion about the challenges of the world. Instead of the architect being introduced towards the end of the chain, realising what someone else has already decided, I have tried to investigate how the qualities of the architect can be valuable to set the agenda for decision-making. How the architects ideas can be part of discussing ideals.

I have explored these questions by working in the periphery of traditional architecture. With a critical and speculative method I created a scenario that’s exploring a fictive development of our civilisation. It’s a fragmented collection of theoretical texts, short stories, visualisations and quotes that speculate what a conservative development, with a weakness for walls and barriers, would mean for our societies. What challenges and consequences this leads to.},
  author       = {Hultqvist, Petter},
  keyword      = {Arkitektur,Spekulativ Design,Kritisk Arkitektur,Kritisk Design,Murar,Barriärer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mitt Europa Bygger Inte Murar},
  year         = {2017},
}