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Alejandro Aravena on a "Time of Shifting Paradigms"

Alejandro Aravena on a "Time of Shifting Paradigms"
Alejandro Aravena on a "Time of Shifting Paradigms", © ELEMENTAL
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Writing for Guardian Cities Alejandro Aravena, director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, discusses what he perceives as the social reality of contemporary architects, the power of design in mobilising people to act, and "how architecture can introduce a broader notion of gain" in the face of ever greedier and evermore powerful development companies the world over.

Any attempt to go beyond business as usual encounters huge resistance in the inertia of reality. Any effort to tackle relevant issues has to overcome the increasing complexity of the world. [...] It's time to rethink the entire role and language of architecture.

In his piece, Aravena also touches upon his plans for the forthcoming Venice Biennale. You can read the article in full, here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Alejandro Aravena on a "Time of Shifting Paradigms"" 27 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777905/alejandro-aravena-on-a-time-of-shifting-paradigms/> ISSN 0719-8884