Sunday, October 7, 2007
Venice Biennale 2006 - Introduction to Urban Acupuncture
Finland and Taiwan based C-Laboratory to introduce the new layer on the urban context, the Urban Acupuncture as means of small scale interventions to regulate the hidden energy flows of the existing urban body.
The Urban Acupuncture is a network of strategies aiming to reinforce primary human values within the context of teh modern city as a human living environment. Without moving anything from the city or adding anything heavy but overlapping a new layer of small scale interventions tuning the urban psyche towards kindness and other values of Real Reality - values that cannot be speculated by economic or political means, or otherwise.
Values that are total
The Urban Acupuncture is a democratic free offering from the city to the citizens activating the urban subconscious towards softer more dmocratic human living. There used to be a time in the Medieval Prague when there was free beer offered i the street corners. It was the right of the Prague citizen to drink beer for free. This was a democratic offering from the city.
The Urban Acupuncture offers the modern man a possibility of taking himself a thousand years back to realize that the things are the same.
The Dictatorship of Sensitivity has begun!
CityZen Garden for the Taiwan Pavillion in the Venice Biennale. Pendelum. Time. Sinus -> circle. Man as part of circular movement. City must be a compost.
When an architect is a gardener he is a constructor. If he is not a gardener he can easily be a destructor - there is a danger.
"What really happened to Porcupine?"
"I don't know. I guess the Zone got to him. One day he returned from the Zone and suddenly got amazingly rich, amazingly rich. Then the next weeek he hanged himself."