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En las últimas horas, en aRRsa! nos hemos interesado por estas historias:

  • Roma, París, Barcelona… ¿hartas del turismo?
    “En el país transalpino, las protestas ciudadanas contra ‘la invasión’ del turismo masivo se están multiplicado, bajo la denuncia de que se está poniendo en riesgo la vida cotidiana y los monumentos italianos”.La polémica se ha intensificado en Roma en los días previos a la reapertura de la escalinata de Trinitá dei Monti, que se asoma por encima de la plaza de España. El diseñador de joyas de lujo Paolo Bulgari, que ha financiado las reformas, ha solicitado que para que el monumento no vuelva a caer “en manos de los bárbaros”, éste sea cerrado durante las noches, para evitar que se ensucie y se dañe.

  • The Women Who Rule Mexico City
    • Members of Mexico City’s much-maligned “informal economy”—key to Mexico’s political stability—depend on these organizations to represent them and intermediate with city authorities in order get permissions for selling merchandise on the street or occupying land for housing

     

  • ¿Por qué recordar a los científicos que estaban equivocados?
    • Those who insist that the Apollo missions were faked, that vaccines are harmful, or even that the world is flat – whose voices are now loud enough for the ‘War on Science’ to be a National Geographic cover story and for the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to address even their most bizarre claims – do not reject the scientific process per se. Rather, they wrap themselves in the mantle of Galileo, standing (supposedly) against a (supposedly) corrupted science produced by the ‘Scientific Establishment’. Thus Locher matters. Science’s history matters. Anti-Copernicans such as Locher and Brahe show that science has always functioned as a contest of ideas, and that science was present in both sides of the vigorous debate over Earth’s motion.

     

  • Enrique Metinides, el ojo insomne de México

    Metinides ha vuelto al salón y se ha arrellanado en su sofá. Viste de beis. Con delicadeza comenta sus instantáneas y, de vez en cuando, se detiene a señalar lo imposible. (…) En blanco y negro. En color. Sus composiciones le distinguían. “Yo trataba de tomar fotografías que lo contuvieran todo. Seguía queriendo hacer una película, como cuando era niño. Intentaba que se viese al asesino, a la víctima, a la policía, al público…”. A diferencia de sus colegas, evitaba el primer plano.

  • La Bancarrota de Hanjin muestra un sector de transportes cada vez más centralizado (y seguro)
    • The fact is the world is moving in the direction of being dependent on a relatively few number of container lines to carry an estimated 60 percent of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year, according to the World Shipping Council. Some believe that once the current shakeout, which this year has already seen three major container lines get merged, acquired or knocked out is over, there will be six to 10 major carriers left.

     

  • Ulterior Motives, AMO’s Reinier de Graaf talks about research

    As an architecture office that’s focused on building, any project that doesn’t get continued all the way to the end is regarded as an aborted effort or failure. Those efforts can be highly productive in generating a particular type of knowledge that you can only get by doing a project. Yet if you don’t autonomize that knowledge, you can never capitalize on it. So AMO started because we wanted to find a way to, first of all, autonomize that knowledge, and see whether that knowledge could see the light of day in a form other than a building. To give the intellectual dimension of the office an economic dimension was a very important consideration. Way back, we had this Stichting Groszstadt in the Netherlands, which was a non-profit foundation that deliberately cultivated an intellectual dimension of architecture almost exclusively through public sector funding. These subsidies dried up throughout the 1990s and onto the 2000s in the context of the market economy. So we knew we would have to fend for ourselves, that we would have to properly market our knowledge as an economic entity in order to continuously fund that dimension of the office. Each project became a kind of continuous fundraising project for itself. Secondly, a lot of clients came to us, particularly at the turn of the millennium, with questions rather than briefs for a building. Even when they did come with a brief for a building, it was not necessarily the building that was an answer to their problems.

  • Agricultura digital: en el futuro cultivaremos nuestros propios alimentos en casa : One – Vodafone
    • Desde Open Agriculture han creado plataformas de cultivo escalables (desde unos pocos metros cuadrados a superficies mucho mayores) en las que se es posible emular gracias a la tecnología cualquier clima, registrarlo y posteriormente grabarlo en una receta digital para compartirla. De esta forma, las plantas pueden ser cultivadas en cualquier lugar y conservan todas sus propiedades. El objetivo es conseguir un sistema sostenible, limpio y que, además, reduzca la cantidad de alimentos que se desperdician en el planeta. Harper cree que en el futuro sus plataformas “estarán repartidas por toda la ciudad, cubriendo un 30% o un 40% de la dieta”.

     

  • Epistemological Attack! (on the city)
    • “Can contemporary architectural research learn anything from the military principle of incitatory operations?” asked Eyal Weizman in Volume #16: Engineering Society. Today, almost a decade later, with military operations taking place in the five continents and radical groups increasingly gaining power, Weizman’s inquiry still feels relevant. What can architects and urbanists ‘learn’ from the current sociomilitary scenarios across the globe? Can they be a source of knowledge to provoke the city, disarm it, and in doing so reveal its systems and secrets?

     

  • Elisa Strozyk Turns Wood Into Fabric
    • She imbues wood with living properties and turns it to a flexible fabric with unpredictable movements, changing its color and texture. It’s an astonishing use of this traditional material to create new forms and experiences.

     

  • Progresismo, post-laborismo y Estados Unidos de Europa
    • (…) dos ideas fuerza: la primera la construcción de un post-laborismo, entendido como una apuesta por crear, aquí y ahora, (…), nuevos mecanismos redistributivos y de cohesión social desde la centralidad del trabajo: sistemas mutuales, cooperativas, redes de «educación productiva» (…).

    En segundo lugar, un «programa progresista» tendría una dimensión política, (…)la reducción de la jornada de trabajo como alternativa al nacionalismo inigualitario implícito en la renta básica universal, el devolucionismo frente al creciente poder de los monopolios de la propiedad intelectual (farmaceuticas, tecnológicas y telecos, conglomerados multimedia, etc.) y en Europa, el avance hacia una verdadera Constitución.

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