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Liquid Axis

The contemporary urban condition is a hypertexture, an enormous overcoded databank. It is an irrigated field of dynamic spaces and simultaneous times, where alternative worlds merge into a ew semantics. The city is a relational field where humans are connected. Local system dissolves into a glocal configuration, exposed to environmental and immaterial flows.

To transpose the cultural identity of the city into a contemporary situation we should develop new programmatic and spatial requirements. The public status of space as a support of information accessible to everyone should be re-established. Urbanism can no longer be obsessed with the material.



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