Wrecking Pendulum: The Digital Habitat and Urban Editing as Emerging Practice

Juli 29, 2010

Installation for The Anxious Prop Case 2: Have Balls [Eccentric]

Different layers of Alexanderplatz, Berlin

The destruction and replacement logic of urban planning that is obvious at Alexanderplatz and elsewhere is not unusual in urban planning. It is the result of different and deeply entangled historical developments; very often these developments are approached via a criticism of capitalistic positivism which subordinates ever more aspects of life under economically quantifiable patterns.

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Urban Props

Juli 29, 2010

First model for the wrecking pendulum, Kuc's and my contribution for The Anxious Prop Case 2: [Eccentric] Have Balls

First model for the wrecking pendulum, Kuc’s and my contribution for The Anxious Prop Case 2: [Eccentric] Have Balls

Urban props have the remarkable ability to simultaneously critique and destine the production of new urban design. They orient urban practice on all scales, from the smallest urban furniture to the over-regional master plan. They do so by being essentially open and indeterminate and, at the same time, providing a stable common framework. […]