Fanzine – “Without care buildings collapse”

Workshop 2 – France – August 2022

We talked with the students about what they feel like an architect’s identity crisis and their anxiety about the future – and the future of their practices. 

We agreed on something that became the theme of our editorial team : that “care” could be a great way to overcome these issues and draw new and less anxious perspectives. We ended up with a printed fanzine that disseminated all the contents that were created with two different teams of students of various ages and skills : drawings, theoretical writings, cross-word and theater piece.

If constructing new buildings are too ressources-consuming, if giving orders to subordinate low-paid workers is unethical, and if buildings are new products on a market with high profits to a few privileged ones, then maybe the word architect is obsolete and we have to invent new words to describe new type of professions. And if not, what if architects would care of what is here instead of instigating their own views on top of the world ? We had daily open talks about books that students could choose among a selection we prepared

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