Romantic City

Robots will take our jobs!

Robots will take our jobs!

This decision tree is based on the World Tree Model. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. [Download PDF version] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. [Download PDF version]

Roadmap to the New World

Roadmap to the New World

Check our online roadmap to the new world. It’s a historic-futuristic hypothesis that presents two scenario’s that explore the future of work; one bad; one good; both realistic. Click here to go to the site! (The featured picture is a summary of the map that is given as a hand-out to visitors of our exhibition Workshop for the New World, in Bureau Europa.)

The Romantic City – A Reading

The Romantic City – A Reading

Yesterday, I read this text as part of a duo presentation I did with my fellow monnik Edwin Gardner for a group of architectural students from Belgrade. Also attending the meeting at NDSM were Eva de Klerk, Sascha Glassl, Roel Van Herpt and Michiel van Iersel.     The Romantic City On Dreams It is a beautiful dream: A modern craftsmen, intensely focused and creative, negotiating between materials and imagination, aided in his skills by both high-tech and low-tech, and governed by peer-to-peer guilds, creative commons and contemporary master apprentice systems. But when one wakes up, one realizes, that in our current understanding of economic behavior it is just a dream – unattainable and perhaps even a bit silly. I’m now thinking of a skilled carpenter, a master manipulator of wood, far past his ten thousand hours of required practice. His ambition is to make diner tables of locally produced urban wood. But, […]

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