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Conference Poster - Archigram: the Emancipation of the Nomad
Conference Poster - Archigram: the Emancipation of the Nomad
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Rationale of Poster
An insight into the mutual architectural philosophy and design ideologies of Archigram.
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Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Denis Crompton, David Green, Ron Herron, and Michael Webb under the appellation Archigram, conveyed a pluralistic language of architectural exploration extending beyond the tastes, knowledge and skills of the individual, their complementary backgrounds allowing them to postulate architecture under a common desire to give it back to the user. Archigram leaped from board to game console, where the ‘stagnant architectural scene’ morphed into new realms of architectural theory changed by science and invention. An obsession with widgets, gadgets and whiz-bots, Archigram was folding the fabric of the nineteen-sixties and had begun pinning it to their architectural intensions. To them architecture was ‘a complex of space- time’ and had begun a conversation on the function of the human in a larger network of incidences, a philosophy of emancipation fed by the psychedelics of the extended imagination, where ‘the pre-packed frozen lunch is more important than Palladio’.

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