architecture treats infrastructure as its object of desire

Kazys Varnelis via quaderns

A criticism “As practised, however, infrastructural urbanism has drifted away from such forward-looking ideals and indulged itself in an unhealthy relationship with modernism. Too frequently, contemporary infrastructural urbanism consists mainly of modern infrastructure retrofitted for the purposes of tourism.

And then an extortion “It is time for architects to understand that the structures of infrastructural modernity are just so many ruins and, in conceiving of new infrastructures for the millennium, to learn how to embrace the new modulated world of invisible fields.

Kazys Varnelis: Infrastructural Fields, Quaderns #261


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