Sunday, October 16, 2016

I valget mellom Dantes eller de suburbane helveter

Skulle jeg leve evig og måtte velge, ville jeg langt foretrekke Dantes versjoner av Helvete framfor modernist-byråkratenes. Her er det i det minste noe som skjer!

Sandro Botticelli - Inferno, Canto XVIII

Ved suburbias ende, Øverbymarka, Gjøvik. Suburbia = sosial atomisme med isolerte hus i monokulturer. Ikke engang Dante kunne forestille seg en slik gudsforlatthet.

«La fare alle håp, den som trer inn»
Modernism has replaced the means that human beings use to connect to each other, and to external structures. The city as a framework for establishing connections among members of an urban population has been changed to a spatial structure whose aim is to disconnect. This applies both to path connectivity -- people easily walking to meet one-another face-to-face -- and also to visual connectivity between an individual and the built components of the city. My investigations reveal that a city is a system of systems -- with a logical architecture (in the sense of computer architecture) that is far closer to the human brain than to existing electronic computers. Cutting connections, as the modernists have done, is akin to cutting the wiring in a computer or the neurons in the brain. After decades of psychological conditioning to a sterile world, people have accepted disconnectedness as a way of life. Are human beings changed so they no longer value spatial structures that satisfy basic sensory and social needs? Nikos A. Salingaros
Suburbias bedrag:
  • People buy into the utopian dream
  • But suburban sprawl represents a toxic disconnectedness
  • Isolated houses without community
  • Great deception: “suburbia celebrates nature” – no, it violates nature
  • Replaces nature with dead typologies
Twelve Lectures on Architecture, by Nikos A. Salingaros

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