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Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

  • 17:30 - 1 March, 2016
Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished
Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished

UNFINISHED

The act of creating new objects from scratch is often no longer possible for the professional architect given the social and economic contexts of our contemporary world.

In some societies, building booms during periods of high economic growth have resulted in a collection of contemporary ruins that are now neglected due to a lack of resources or lack of need for their use. In other contexts, architecture emerges as a result of decision-making processes that allocate minimal resources to the basic human need of habitation.

A contradiction thus exists between the architecture commonly presented by the media as finished forms frozen in time, and architecture that has the capacity to evolve, adapt, and transform. This latter type of architecture, which is perpetually “unfinished,” allows for a different understanding of time. The speed with which we commonly evaluate society’s developments and the urge to constantly reinvent things affect our perceptions of architecture’s horizons of time.

The dictionary definition of “unfinished” presents the following synonyms: unadorned, crude, formless, imperfect, raw, rough, under construction, unfashioned, unperfected, unpolished, unrefined. All of these adjectives conjure in the imagination of designers a new type of architectural intervention that perceives the existing built environment as a constraint upon which we can leave an important but impermanent mark. In this way, architects become a link in the chain of a structure’s life. Through the concept of the “unfinished,” we may understand the desirability of a perpetual state of evolution of the architectures that define our societies.

The architecture of the unfinished leaves open a door to the unexpected, and to ideas and interventions of the future – many of which we may not yet be aware.

This event is organized in collaboration with the project “Unfinished,” curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans for the Spanish Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. “Unfinished” will present a selection of projects developed in the Iberian Peninsula over the last ten years that epitomize a new type of architectural intervention.

Participants:

Iñaqui Carnicero
Carla Juaçaba
Sean Anderson
Nahyun Hwang
José Araguez
Lorena del Río

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Storefront’s Manifesto Series is part of an effort to encourage the formulation of positions and instigate spirited discussion and exchange in a dynamic and polemical context. The format therefore differs from that of a typical symposium. Rather than presenting a synthetic lecture, participants are invited to deliver a concise, point by point manifesto, with the hope that their positions will provide grounds for discussion to test various hypotheses in real time.

Support for this event provided by Cornell AAP and Chispa Wines.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are a Storefront member and would like to reserve a seat by contacting aa@storefrontnews.org. If you would like to become a member, please visit our website at http://storefrontnews.org/get-involved/membership/

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Cite: "Storefront for Art and Architecture's Manifesto Series: Unfinished" 01 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783008/storefront-for-art-and-architectures-manifesto-series-unfinished/> ISSN 0719-8884
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