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“Demolishing is a decision of easiness and short term,” said Anne Lacaton. “It is a waste of many things – a waste of energy, a waste of material, and a waste of history. Moreover, it has a very negative social impact. For us, it is an act of violence.”
I appreciate this, while acknowledging that from their European perspective, it is even more sensible.
We in the US have so much shoddy ugly, that the wrecking ball is arguably more appealing.
Of course, this brings up the monument debate. What do we do with statues of traitors like Robert E Lee? Demolish or recontextualize? Move them to the museum of racists and traitors?
“Radical in their delicacy and bold through their subtleness.” Jury statement
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... zker-prize