Posted by Fernando Almeida on January 10, 2003 at 22:36:34:
In Reply to: Architecture of Peace posted by Marcia Pereira on January 09, 2003 at 06:13:48:
Hi, Marcia, hi everyone.
I suggest we ought to consider the 'principles of war', overall, before trying to explain the matters of peace. What kind of war are we supposed to avoid? And why? Should we answer to it as they did in Berlin? In spite of creating public spaces aimed to social re-integration (under the Berlin's citizen scale), they created an androginous ambience with no native land's face. A globalized formalist interface based on the rules of gross capitalism.
That's a pity we didn't learn with our history of conflicts, since we understand ourselves as different social entities. Publishing peace slogans or jingles won't bring peace. Sarajevo, Kosovo, are lands under ruins, and we are seducted by the idea that building reconstruction brings peace. Is it peaceful to build a new WTC?
Architects will never build peace... architects will always build stages. Peace will NEVER exist, while we still have millions of people starving.
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