Mon, May 25, 2020

There has been a positive side to the lock-down, and it’s Nature taking back its space.

The quarantine has allowed to lower CO2 emissions, to encourage people into cycling or walking, and into reconsidering whether it was necessary to move at all, as in the case of work trips. What can we learn from this moment, and how can we find a new way to live with Nature?

Hashim Sarkis, the curator of  the Venice Architecture Biennale, had chosen for this year’s edition the theme HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER, urging the design community to reflect on how to build a new paradigm for a co-existence with all living species, demanding equity, inclusion and spatial identity. The Venice Biennale has just been postponed to 2021.

There is a strong relation between COVID-19 and the Climate Change crisis, but it is not a linear one. There have been positive outcomes, and surprising negative ones. We need to fully commit to understanding these COUNTER-INTUITIVE DYNAMICS if we want to make a real change of direction.

Have you imagined how it would be if we had to endure a much longer quarantine? How would our cities change? Giovanni Garrone’s series BEYOND envisions a new world, dreamy and disturbing at the same time.

Urban dwellers have turned to their neighbourhood GARDENS AND PARKS to find solace and normality in these unpredictable days. We have realized that we should not take them for granted, and actually actively demand for more green and open areas, creating a new urban ecosystem.

Talking about neighbourhoods, our feeds have been taken over by joyful images of WILD ANIMALS entering our cities, finally undisturbed. It’s somehow soothing the idea of having these new and curious neighbours.

If you are looking for a treat for your eyes and your mind, look no further! We have opened the special pre-sale for the RE-DRAW.01 – CASA DA MÚSICA BOOK, a delight!

Early Registration period is ongoing for our competitions, HEALING – ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS FOR QUARANTINE CITIES and SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK, check them out!

Hope you are feeling inspired!

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