ArtEZ Architecture Arnhem - Lightness (Utopia) - january2013

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This lecture was presented at the ArtEZ Academy for Architecture in Arnhem, in the framework of 'Lightness > Utopia' a lecture series and workshop curated by Martine de Wit/DUS Architects.

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ArtEZ Architecture Arnhem - Lightness (Utopia) - january2013

  1. 1. lightness (utopia) Plein 13 / Academie van Bouwkunst Arnhem / Lichtheid en Utopia / January 12, 2013
  2. 2. Thomas Moore (+1516) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2130
  3. 3. “He that knows one knows them all, they are so alike one another.” ! Sir Thomas Moore (a precognition of the hive mind)
  4. 4. “He that knows one knows them all, they are so alike one another.” ! Sir Thomas Moore (a precognition of the franchise mind)
  5. 5. Voynich manuscript (+1404-1438) http://www.voynich.nu
  6. 6. City of Truth Bartolomeo Del Bene http://www.spamula.net/blog/2006/06/civitas_veri_1.html
  7. 7. Palmanova, Udine, Italia (1593) 45°54′N 13°19′E
  8. 8. lightness (sprezzatura)
  9. 9. The New Atlantis Francis Bacon, 1626 http://www.constitution.org/bacon/new_atlantis.htm
  10. 10. The New Atlantis Francis Bacon, 1626 http://www.constitution.org/bacon/new_atlantis.htm Optics and Astronomy
  11. 11. The New Atlantis Francis Bacon, 1626 http://www.constitution.org/bacon/new_atlantis.htm Genetic Modification
  12. 12. The New Atlantis Francis Bacon, 1626 http://www.constitution.org/bacon/new_atlantis.htm Communication
  13. 13. Campo Marzio Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1762) http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3171144?uid=3738736&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21101517121243
  14. 14. Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma (1762) Eisenman Architects, Yale University, Dogma http://news.yale.edu/2012/07/16/yale-school-architecture-professor-and-students-reinvent-rome-venice-biennale
  15. 15. Utopian-Dystopian Circular section London, 1872 ! ! Paul Gustave Doré (a precognition of 20th century ideologies)
  16. 16. 500.000 BC - 1850 ! (against forces) 1850-1950 ! (transitional) 1950 >>> ! (natural) Richard Buckminster Fuller Man on Earth: Transport Species
  17. 17. 26% of earth’s surface is dry land. 85% of all earth’s dry land is here shown. 86% of all dry land shown is above equator. The whole of the human family could stand on Bermuda. All crowded into England they would have 14sq. mtr. each. ! “United we stand, divided we fall” is correct mentally and spiritually but falacious physically or materially. ! 2,000,000,000 new homes will be required in the next 80 years. ! Richard Buckminster Fuller, 1928 ! !
  18. 18. “We are concerned with mooring first class habitation to the earth’s surface.” ! ! ! Richard Buckminster Fuller (1932) (a precognition of 21th century heterotopias)
  19. 19. utopia (biomass)
  20. 20. bi·o·mass /’bīō¸mas/ ! Noun 1. The total quantity or weight of organisms in a given area or volume. 2. Organic matter used as a fuel.
  21. 21. bi·o·mass /’bīō¸mas/ ! Noun 1. The total quantity or weight of organisms in a given area or volume. 2. Organic matter used as a fuel. 3. Organic matter perceived as a form of transitory intelligence
  22. 22. Oliviero Toscani (concept) Benetton Campaign Spring-Summer 1992
  23. 23. Neal Stephenson Snow Crash, 1992 ISBN-13: 978-0553380958
  24. 24. two films, produced by the student team
  25. 25. fin Ronald van Tienhoven 2013 Overview projects - http://www.slideshare.net/rvtienhoven/ronald-van-tienhoven-projects19932013

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