ArchiNED has contrasting views on the Projective Landscape conference! First of all, did anyone define what "projective" meant? Is it the new catch-phrase for "post-critical"? Is it the antithesis or antidote to "ideological"? What is a projective practice? Those that deal with the reality of 'what is' while shunning 'what could be'? (No, says Lara Schrijver.) Is Michael Speaks winning the most converts to the "market-as-reality" faith? Read on...
Gideon Boie cites this opposing view by Reinhold Martin: "The idea that the arrival of capitalism opens an immense field of possibility in which the designer can experiment freely is an outstanding example of ideology."
Says Boie: "Speaks in particular felt offended by this criticism, which he heartily laughed away saying, 'The market is something that happens, and what happens is reality, not ideology.'"
Ah, but which gazelle will swoop in and dare challenge this view of "reality"? Christine Boyer, that's who! But will the Speaks camp listen? Boie: "What they conveniently forgot was how Boyer situated this 'militarisation of urban thought' against the background of what she, along with Paul Virilio, denoted as a 'consciousness disaster' within the design world."
Design Intelligence - Speaks & Co in Delft - Gideon Boie
Mirror, mirror on the wall - who is the most critical of them all? - Lara Schrijver
You can watch the videos online.