Concept City, Project: Clemens Aniser

Collabocracy

Towards Open Source Architectures


Master Studio: Geography Landscapes Cities

Nic Clear | Daniela Herold

The fundamental categories of economic analysis ceased to be, as they had for two hundred years, land, labour and capital. This most elementary classification was supplanted by people, ideas and things ... (David Warsh, Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations)

The last few years have seen the rise of alternative ways of organising society, where networks replace hierarchies and collaboration replaces competition. This new epoch will have a profound impact on how we live, work and socialise; it is an era that will require new forms of individual and collective agency, and new types of space. Crucially, it will require new attitudes to making and inhabiting spaces. We are entering the era of the »collabocracy«. The design research of the studio will be addressing issues around forms of collaborative and open source ways of working, as well as their effects on identity, agency and subjectivity and on the physical, social, technological and spatial transformations that are taking place.

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Collabocracy

Towards Open Source Architectures


Master Studio: Geography Landscapes Cities

Nic Clear | Daniela Herold

The effects of these transformations will be discussed in terms of their impact on the spaces used by individuals, groups and organisations, and will be read through the lens of developments in contemporary theory, economics, speculative fiction and the moving image, where such ideas have become a key issue
in the reframing of these discourses. The focus will be the city of Vienna, drawing on its rich history in avant-garde and social activist design and intervention. Through an engagement with radical practice, the studio will look at how the city might reclaim an open system of action and organisation, and speculate on what type of architectures might take place there.
The studio will be working with film and animation to generate, develop and represent its spatial propositions. We will also be looking at cinema and speculative literature as genres to help us imagine new futures and new spatial possibilities.

Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. (Frederic Jameson)

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