Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Gabriel Kozlowski
Architectural Worlds aims to situate the projects included in the As One Planet section of the Biennale within a historic lineage of architectural approaches to the world scale, one that has shaped the ways in which we live and think about our present. The installation presents architecture as a planetary practice by showing the diversity of projects and designers elaborating processes of global structuring, and intervening in them. It reveals how, from twentieth century modernity on, such engagement with the world scale both accompanied the consolidation of globalization, and generated alternative visions of an integrated planet. The research thus highlights how the capacity of design to visualize the impact of technological, social, and spatial advancements before they actually take place allows architects to test possible transformations of the earth well before they are realized in practice.
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MIT School of Architecture and Planning