el ultimo grito: abandon architectures
 
el ultimo grito: abandon architectures
mar 09, 2010

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

authors: roberto feo and rosario hurtado publisher: name publications year: 2009 size: 100 pages, 22.6 x 15.24 cm ISBN: 978-0-9840566-2-0

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we find ourselves living victims within a world of ‘structural residues’, occupying an environment that has been materially, graphically and linguistically shaped by previous generations…

content authored by london-based design studio el ultimo grito (EUG – rosario hurtado and robert feo), ‘abandon architectures’ reflects upon how contemporary culture incorporates, re-uses and reinterprets the systems and structures it has inherited.

in this case, ‘architectures’, refers to the structure of anything, implying constructions by people and not natural phenomenon. through EUG’s personal experience and anecdotes, the book illustrates how they use products and spaces, adapt to situations, imagine things as they are, how they are not and how they could be, offering alternative ways to live, work and communicate:

‘we declare ourselves a post-disciplinary design studio. post-disciplinary, because we do not acknowledge the disciplinary classifications imposed by the academy and the market. we understand culture and its objects from a multiplicity of perspectives, generating interpretations of the world around us through an informative collage where all elements are treated without establishing any hierarchy. and design, because design is not a discipline but the processes through which people materialize thought, as signs, symbols, objects, food, images, buildings, languages etc, thus viewing creativity as the driving force behind every human endeavour. (…)‘ – el ultimo grito, excerpt from chapter 7: post-disciplinary

is it for me? the book gets one thinking about how to see the world beyond its physical boundaries – how to approach things without any preconceptions. it is for anyone who wants to step outside the normal perceptions of space.

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

el ultimo grito: abandon architectures

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