THEORY

PRAXIS

Manifesto

Debris on the lake

_my soul is upset.

Desolation pops,

Jack Kerouak


1 | The aim of architecture is to improve peopleís lives and emphasize the territory with itís presence.

2 | Against super-production, over-exploitation and territorial deterioration; no construction, reuse, minimization and dismantling is proposed as a mode of action.

3 | Architecture, town planning and landscape architecture do not only imply building and production, but also repairing, taking care, cleaning and recovering.

4 | All territory is landscape, including the ordinary and habitual ones, and must be valued and respected as they are fundamental for the development of life and people.

5 | All building, urban and territorial intervention must be meditated, argued, debated and reach a consensus under social, environmental, urban, economic, cultural and ethical criteria.

6 | The pernicious performance in the territory and in the city must be denunciated and criticized in order to promote knowledge, debate and reaction.

7 | The architecture and the city are not consumption goods.

8 | Many of the (no) architectures that pollute the territory and the cities are reversible, can be minimized, reused or dismantled; actions that have to be developed from the architectonic and territorial discipline.

9 | The continuation and immutability of architecture, and the impact of the interventions are questionable in times when the advent of society compels flexibility and continuous change.

10 | The public space and the environmental surrounding are a priority versus private space and enjoyment.

11 | Architecture cannot be used as a tool to contravene human rights nor to make up for civic education and the common sense.

12 | It is possible to build more and better from reduction, containment and the well-reasoned declination. The subtraction and renunciation are alternatives of pertinent and necessary interventions.

11/11/2011

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