FCJ-221 Collecting Elements of a Minor Future: Commoning in Alphabet City­ | The Fibreculture Journal : 29

Abstract: Impressions from an imaginary walk across the streets of Alphabet City, resonant with the architectural echoes of an optimistic modernism, its socio-technological design rooted in a widely shared belief in the governability of urban ecologies. Much more than an exercise in urban development, the smart city is the harbinger of a providential processuality, announcing yet another machine age of algorithmic architectures.