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Reflexionen aus der Diaspora

A Quantum City or How to Talk about Cities?

A Quantum City

review by Petra Tomljanovic

City. Divided tensions, expectations; new images, mastery of orientation skills, the jitters, the fear of the unknown. A new city, your city, for a couple of hours, couple of days, infinite, unfathomable, for…

Urban Diptych

bifold reading of the generic city through photographic mosaics

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Photographic diptych by Panagiotis Kotsidas and Miro Roman is a part of three week exhibition-event in Singapore organized by The Mill x WeJungle and thematized with conce…

Data and Technology in Architecture – Articulating the Generic

0. Information, Data, Lists, Indexes, Pixels

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Symbolicity of data as potential for articulation

A list of indexes on indexes, lists, data, information and pixels. What are they and how do they shape the way we think about the wo…

EigenArchitecture

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New CAAD book published by Ambra.

The Selection, the Body, the play On education, architectural machines, the generic and the deadlock, social media, about theory, about mastership, about learning, the centred void, cultivating the pa…

Mao, if you’d only been relaxed…

Taiwan

20/12/2013 – 03/01/2014 Taiwan By: Petra Tomljanović, Miro Roman

Familiar Strangers

Three hours ago our plane landed in Taiwan. A new country, a new city, and we are on a train leaving Taipei. Everything is entirely new and unknown, but …

EigenChair

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FOUR CHAIRS and all the others A Three Dimensional Narrative

The project Four Chairs and all the others opens up the possibility of an alternative understanding of design. Rather than offering yet another thesis in support of linear desig…

Dystopia, Utopia, Past and Present

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30/05/2013 – 5/6/2013, Cairo, Egypt New Cairo is a new satellite city of Cairo. Located in what was formerly a desert, the master plan was created in 2001 by a Boston firm. It is the home of the new campus of the American University in Cairo, a

Globally Independent

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Self-sustainability, Sanctions, Islam, Iran

May 30, 2013 – June 5, 2013. Iran, Tehran

Iran most definitely is not what the Western media show us. No big surprise. What is astonishing, however, is the easiness with which distorted media …

Midnight in Thailand

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25.03.2013 – 30.03.2013. Ko Phi Phi Islands, Thailand By: Petra Tomljanovic vizkultura.hr

I’m on Thailand in search of the mythic Beach! My grandpa’s Volvo Penta boat is transformed into a long-tail boat, a local Thai sea vehi…

Java – two cars, two smartphones and no reservations

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22.02.2013. – 26.02.2013. Java, Indonesia Jakarta/Bogor/Gunung Salak/Pelabuhan Ratu/Bayah/Serang

Java, a continuous agglomeration (a city?), a ”habitat” of different landscapes, an island with more than 130 million p…