Lebbeus Woods (Now We’re Getting Into Good Material)

The architecture of Lebbeus Woods:

“Architecture and war are not incompatible. Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit in, who have no home, no family, no doctrine, no firm place to call my own, no known beginning or end, no “sacred and primordial site.” I declare war on all icons and finalities, on all histories that would chain me with my own falseness, my own pitiful fears. I know only moments, and lifetimes that are as moments, and forms that appear with infinite strength, then “melt into air.” I am an architect, a constructor of worlds, a sensualist who worships the flesh, the melody, a silhoutte against the darkening sky. I cannot know your name. Nor you can know mine. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a city.”

The Wikipedia Entry.

I come to this via the reborn Die Puny Humans, which is now a forum for futurism.

Ellis, he says: “Die Puny Humans: a community I’ve created to track outbreaks of the future. In news and developments in science and the arts, the new machinery of the internet, magic and philosophy, we get hints of our possible futures. Some of this mess of novelty will coalesce into a world we end up living in. I like the idea of getting previews; of tracking these storms as they come up over the horizon towards us.

Set up an account and you’re automatically admitted to the futurismic bowels of the Monkey.”


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