The children and grandchildren for whom these architectures were conceived now occupy the spaces, but not in the way their parents or grandparents were told; in the catechism of the Athens Charter or Modulor’s dogmatism. Rather, it is from a point of “profanation”, or, in the words of the Italian philosopher Gigorio Agamben, “restoring the space to the free use of men”.
These contemporary inhabitants, presented as “Modulor’s Bastard Children” – a complex and fascinating cosmos of subaltern groups (immigrants, homosexuals, refugees or women) who refuse to be accomplices to an environment constructed from imposition, regulation, and dogma – rebel against a deeply ideological space designed for the honourable behaviour of a white super-man, 1.83 metres tall with an athletic figure: Le Corbusier’s Modulor.
Take a look at the next ‘stories’ for more info.
︎ ”Modulor WTF” MODULOR CITY VS SUBALTERN ZONE
︎ “The dissapearance of architecture as an object” SUBALTERN ZONE
︎ ”Restoring space to the free use for human beings“ CONTEMPORARY WAYS OF URBANISM
︎ “Cartographying the conflict” THE RIOT. SPACE THROUGH BODIES IN ACTION
︎ “How subaltern bodies inhabits Modernity” SUBURBIA HOUSING BLOCKS
︎ “How subaltern bodies inhabits Modernity” A BLACK IMMIGRANT FAMILY HOME