Architecture is always the product of collaboration. To realize a vision for a particular building, an architect brings together a great number of people – not only the client, who provides the economic support, but also the engineering and structural design experts and the construction company in charge of the building site and the crafts(people) – steering all thise involved toward a single destination.
The architect assumes a role more akin to that of a director or conductor, in the sense that he or she leads many people without being directly involved in creating the final product.
Language, like money, is nothing. Yet like money, language can do anything. Language and money are shaping our future in many ways. They are prophetic.
“There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. Consider this utterly commonplace situation: A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time.
In existential mathematics, that experience takes the form of two basic equations: the degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.”
—Milan Kundera, Slowness