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Project Contents

Mind map outlining themes/parties/connections covered in the work so far. I think the next goal will be to work up some more speculative drawings that look at the parasitisation of the site at Park Lane and so any reference points for that would be particularly useful (and potentially relevant to tech also…)

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  1. I like how you’ve mapped out your project, your thought process is interesting. I would be interested to see what information is in the link between, for example what links ‘The Missing Voice’ to the ‘Museum of the Present’. What correlation are you drawing between these two? It would be great if you could expand on all these links and show how each of them inform one another, it would help build the design thesis. This also reminds me of a detective clue map; you seem to be tracing a movement but what is the ultimate aim of the chase? You could start defining some perimeters and identify how this would finally inform your museum.

    The linkage between the ‘architects’ and ‘development’ through ‘manhattan’ is interesting. It reminds me of this documentary film called ‘The Competition’ which is about 5 starchitects competing to design the National Museum of Andorra. [ https://vimeo.com/59223875 ] The film has some good bits on the wrestle between architects and development in the city and how politics play into it. Another good documentary film that you can refer to is Gary Hustwit’s ‘Urbanized’. It features different cities and how political/economical/social aspects are weaved into the city fabric. They talk about extreme cities like Detroit on one end and New York at the other as case studies. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jpN8kI0-pY ] If you are interested I have a copy of this film and could share the file with you.

    For ideas on how to develop the speculative drawings, have a look at this book, ‘Architectural Inventions : Visionary Drawings’ by Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb. [ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Architectural-Inventions-Visionary-Matt-Bua/dp/1780670052 ] you can preview the book through its Amazon page. It has good drawings and some extensive text on speculative design ideas. Another good read is ‘Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View on Architecture’ by Stephen Cairns and Jane Jacobs. [ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buildings-Must-Die-Perverse-Architecture/dp/0262026937 ] They discuss a great deal on the general economy of architecture, its birth and various ways that architecture dies. I think it has a lot of good ideas that relate to what you are exploring and could inform your next steps in the project. (you could add this to your secret santa wish list! 😛 get a good read for the holidays)

    I hope I’ve been helpful in the comments! 🙂

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