The emperor sends his surveyor to create a report of the sites that are paradigmatic for a network of geopolitical control. Dispatching the surveyor on an enlightening Grand Tour, he expects to sharpen a geo-architectural strategy. The surveyor is reborn as an architecture student on a global quest for new precedents alighted from the experimental fringes of the emperor’s cacophonous archipelago of installations. — DEMILIT: Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, Javier Arbona
To be sure, I do not believe that design practices do not involve research, or that these practices do not produce new knowledge. Nothing could be further from the idea. All design draws upon knowledge, either produced by existing research or new research. But critically, design is not synonymous with research. Design cannot base its conclusions on design itself. — Plat Journal
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