新建築 2020年7月号発売となりました !

『a+u』デジタル・コメンタリー・シリーズ 04: Teddy Cruz + Fonna Formanスタジオ

『a+u』はいま世界が直面している危機にたいし、これを理解し適応していこうと試みを行っています。この状況に貢献するために、我々は有するデジタル・プラットフォームを活用し、建築と都市に興味をもつ人々が自由にアクセスすることができるコンテンツとして、現状報告やコメント、メッセージを公開し、蓄積していきます。

下記よりシリーズの第4弾、Teddy Cruz + Fonna Formanスタジオのコメントをご覧いただけます。

The American Congress is divided between those who will wear masks, and those who refuse (mostly Republicans). Again we witness a collision between rugged individualism and collective commitment that has ruptured the American public. Unchecked this conflict between private and public priorities will remain the single obstacle to healing our society and rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive future as we emerge from the ravages COVID 19.

The Coronavirus crisis has become a strange antidote to the myopia of selfish protectionism, exposing the vulnerabilities of our public health system and the dangers of eroding our social safety net. This moment also reminds us of our radical interdependence, our need for truth and transparency, the guidance of experts and the effectiveness of cross-sector coordination and trust. Perhaps from all this a renewed public consciousness might be born? Can this moment instigate a paradigm shift in our public priorities once we bodily reunite? Can we envision the end of greedy capitalism? The re-emergence of a progressive welfare state? A commitment to more equitable cities?

We have always maintained that the future of cities depends less on buildings and more on reorganizing social and economic relations. A more equitable urban future requires a new political economy that redistributes resources and knowledges, and invests in public infrastructure. While the COVID 19 crisis has prompted designers to rethink the domestic and private spaces of isolation, and transitional structures to support social distancing and care, we hope that architects will continue to advance an architectural vision dedicated to social proximity, and the ideals of social justice, asylum and inclusion, public health for all, and urgent climate action.