Making oneself invisible is inevitably humbling

21Nov13

While the architectural intervention initially started by dividing the interior and exterior, we became more interested in turning those strict divisions into a living contrast to be able to affect and to produce thinking and feeling.

As an aging army of starchitects busily broadcast their brands, another generation of practitioners is fast at work making themselves invisible. This disappearing act is composed of a set of daring operations on the the role of the architect — obscuring, shrinking, distorting, inverting. Hidden in plain sight, this practitioner is asking how things are made visible, and by whom. As with so many tales of invisibility, this newfound anonymity is perilous: the act of making oneself invisible is inevitably humbling and disorienting. And yet this disappearing practitioner is steadily developing a new spatial culture in which responsibility, collaboration and conflict play an ever expanding role.

by Ya´el Santopinto and Jonathan Wong

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