Post + Capitalist City | LIFE

Now it’s your turn: Show us your ideas for a city with another culture of living and dwelling

by Mauro Lazzarotto
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Man’s relation to locations, and through locations to spaces, inheres in his dwelling. The relationship between man and space is none other than dwelling, strictly thought and spoken. Martin Heidegger, Building Dwelling Thinking 1951

How could a post+capitalist society affect our daily lives and the way we envision housing? Would we still own and if yes, what would we own? Compulsory, the heritage to our kids would be a different one. Assuming that our cities can provide “everything we need”, how could an after crisis scenario look like? 

What would happen to real estate if there were no speculation on living? What would be the scale of inhabiting: will there be controlled islands or open spaces for free evolving community structures? Will we live close or enclosed from nature? Will we occupy even more space or will we switch to minimal standards of living? How would it change the structure of the megacities and their infinite expansion?

Collage Competitions is a cycle of competitions for prospective thinking in terms of urban planning, architecture, political, social and economical spaces in a global scale. Students, architects, urban planners, designers, artists and all active thinkers are invited to submit their ideas and share their visions to the world. "Live" is the third chapter.

The winning entry, judged by a jury made up of the editorial office of Collagelab and an invited guest with significant influence in architecture and urban planning, will win 65% of the entrance fees collected (after tax and expenses) while the second placed winner will win 35% of the final amount. There will also be honourable mentions for particularly meritworthy proposals while a selection of projects will be featured on the collagelab website and also on Archilovers, who are media partners for the competition.

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