What will happen after the Starchitect System? Will we revert to order or will we restart?
If reverting to order is the answer, the main challenge will be to recover disciplinary tradition, to propose new rules, to identify a theory that will bring the debate back within the scope of a certain and reassuring research, the key words of which are “pertinence”, “absolute”, “autonomy” and the reassessment of historicism of the Seventies and Eighties.
If restarting is the answer, the objective will instead be to recuperate experimentation, to rediscover the vitality of the Nineties, to bet on blending the different disciplines and on heteronomy. To believe that creativity rises from the lack of certainties, because theory is not a harbour to reach, but a horizon to surpass.
At a time in which many propose to go backwards, presS/Tinternational suggests to look
forward. Trying to restart from the best built projects, which are often not covered by the
media and are found in new geographical regions. Which further the dialog, where it had been
left off before the triviality of the Starchitect System.
We will also work on words, focusing on some in particular: research, experimentation, digital
awareness, more with less, new users, community, blending, low tech, participation, level 0,
new uses, morphogenesis, landscape, sustainable technology,utopia,complexity, art, body,