” Nomadicity : The territory through many angles” is a virtual cartography. Found “pieces” that are shaping our territory are being posted, almost every day. Topics such as Urbanism, Architecture, Design, Art. From time to time also events and open calls from around the world are posted. Nomadicity is part of The Nomad Network.

About the author: Evangelina Guerra Lujan is Founder and Director of The Nomad Network and OTUN Studio and was recently announced as the new director of the Urbanism and Public Space Design Department at Consorcio de Empresas de Ingeniería S.A. de C.V. , one of Mexico´s most prestigious company in the Urban Hydrahulic Infraestructure sector.

Her work has been published in various on-line and printed media such as Arquine Magazine, Quaderns , Entre Líneas , Orwellian (limited edition fanzine published by DPR Barcelona for Apple Store, Barcelona), MAS Context, Archdaily ,among others.

Evangelina is insatiably curious. Loves learning, books and nomadism.

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Fig.04: Call for Submissions
This fourth issue of The Draftery’s journal Figures will be about the aestheticization of drawings. But, this Figure is not about Aesthetics. It is about the seeming negativity that aestheticization implies; about the role that beauty plays as a property typically assumed to be in opposition to use, function and verification.
Understanding what defines architectural drawing today lies somewhere within an unstable territory including both practical necessity and artistic expression. While there are significant drawings that seem easily defined as art objects, scientific documents, or evocative discursive statements, and more, When we ask about the aestheticization of drawing in architecture, our questions multiply as we inspect our answers.
The instability of the ground from which we are considering drawing in architecture for this issue, as well as our current inability to suggest which part of this hazy territory is more or less valuable for architects, has made it difficult to determine what kind of drawings would be most appropriate to request with this call for submissions. Perhaps, our contemporary inability to adequately judge drawings when it comes to issues of aesthetics indicates the importance of this subject. For Fig.04, we are calling for the submissions of original drawings both from new drafters and those already featured in the Archive. We are also accepting 300 word abstracts demonstrating strong opinions on the role of aesthetics in the drawing of architecture.
For full submission guidelines reference the Call for Submissions PDF on ourSUBMIT page

PoohTown is based in 1920’s Slough, England, and uses 'Winnie the Pooh' to reflect on the potential of today’s cities in prescribing policies of happiness alongside familiar amenities. This speculative proposal is a device to enable the potential of a happily-ever-after to be explored beyond the limitations of Slough’s industrial sprawl ambitions in the 1920s.

How can we look at the global world today?How can we imagine a project for the future in a realistic way?We know now: Reality is not “Reality”.Reality is an Incoherent and dense mix of realities.It is a swarm which we generically call that way.How can we use it to create? _ Giacomo Pala
Participation through Art, Design and Architecture.

Ivan Ilich Léonidov, Model of the Lenin Institute (1927)
"The time has come to get our hands in the dirt of all that has been left behind by neoliberalism — it’s not about architecture, urbanism, art, or geography: destroy our centuries — old disciplinary silos, merge them in the dynamic ecological totality of civic action, into our precarious daily lives. Only then we might be able to conceive the ‘something’ after the ‘pre’ — a socially relevant, critical spatial practice. How do we begin again?"
On Critical Spatial Practice, Miguel Robles-Duran, in Markus Miessen & Nikolaus Hirsch, What is Critical Spatial Practice?, 114 (via urbanlabglobalcities)
"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 silhouette against the darkening sky. I cannot know your name. Nor you can know mine. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a city."

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