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 timeï¼Œ with historyï¼Œ with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit inï¼Œ who have no homeï¼Œ no familyï¼Œ no doctrineï¼Œ no firm place to call my ownï¼Œ no known beginning or endï¼Œ no “sacred and primordial site.” I declare war on all icons and finalitiesï¼Œ on all histories that would chain me with my own falsenessï¼Œ my own pitiful fears. I know only momentsï¼Œ and lifetimes that are as momentsï¼Œ and forms that appear with infinite strengthï¼Œ then “melt into air.” I am an architectï¼Œ a constructor of worldsï¼Œ a sensualist who worships the fleshï¼Œ the melodyï¼Œ a silhoutte against the darkening sky. I cannot know your name. Nor you can know mine. Tomorrowï¼Œ we begin together the construction of a city.”
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 Iâ€™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 youâ€™re automatically admitted to the futurismic bowels of the Monkey.”