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Architecture as a Common Field of Knowledge
text: Jørg Himmelreich
photos: Benjamin Hausmann
On March 21, 2019, Felipe De Ferrari and Jørg Himmelreich met with Alejandra Celedón, Francisco Díaz, Arturo Scheidegger, Ignacio García Partarrieu and Tomás Villalón at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago for a panel discussion to reflect on the practice of architecture in Chile, the cultural climate and the effects of neoliberalism on architecture and urbanism with a specific focus on the generation of young designers.
What are their positions on culture? Which themes, trajectories and perspectives within their theoretical explorations and built projects are the most relevant? How do methodological, structural, conceptual and aesthetic considerations answer to – or challenge – social, political, geographical and economic conditions? And to what extent do Chilean strategies reflect global discourses? They demand a change of self-conception within the discipline – one that entails a shift from building to developing projects. Read a transcription of this conversation in architheses newest issue called Chile.
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