This concepts help me shape the first draft of the research paper. They were insights on how to approach educational frameworks, right now I'm trying to include them inside of my production. Rather than being explicit about what they are and mean I'm letting them evolve with my practice.
How can a space that is aware of constantly becoming a ruin transform in an ever-renovating place?
Is it possible to think of a space that is never achievable, to find perfection in the process of reflection and reconstruction instead of trying to build something that will last for a thousand years? To defeat the permanence of the institution by injecting that which makes the learning experience rich and meaningful to their students, the struggle and the uncertainty.
"The ghost, in this case, is precisely the imagined university that haunts the ruins of the university as it is today. The late Edward Said used to declare that the university was the last utopia in Western society … The emancipated university was not accomplished in the past but dreamed by it." Nicholas Mizroeff - Anarchy in the ruins: Dreaming the experimental university (2004)
As the critical standpoint to the apparatuses that capture us. It is not rejecting every form of authority, but understanding and challenging the methods by which we are being governed.
The mindset in which you have to exist, a constant storm of thoughts and ideas. Anxiety and dissatisfaction as the key to enter the realm of possibilities and autonomy. Freedom as understanding that it contains both the capacity and the inability, pure potentiality. To reclaim freedom is to be able to live in uncertainty.
Only in descending into this darkness and this abyss did God create the world and, at the same time, himself
Descendens vero in principiis rerum ac velut se ipsam cream in aliquo inchoat esse (Agamben, potentialities, 2000)
anxiety is the dizziness of freedom… [Anxiety] is altogether different from fear and similar concepts that refer to something definite, whereas anxiety is freedom’s actuality as the possibility of possibility.” Kierkegaard, The concept of Anxiety
CARMA was a project I've developed for over a year. The central idea of the publication is a place for multidisciplinary collaboration. This issue's theme was the idea of the Limit as a key concept in the idea of disciplines and collaboration how limits are blurred and transgressed. The journal’s internal structure questions the role of institutionality. Carma grew out of collaboration and work between Colombia’s Julio Garavito School of Engineering and my studio 4-18.
Through CARMA I've had the opportunity to expand on the role of publications in education, while still at an early stage we do question how the content is used and reproduced. This has helped me narrow down and shift my explorations towards an interest in the production of knowledge.