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By Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber, Jeff Derksen

The artist publication by way of Sabine sour and Helmut Weber is predicated on an unpublished unique textual content through French thinker and urbanist Henri Lefebvre that is published as a facsimile. This imperative textual content is contextualized and interpreted through accompanying commentaries and texts through Ljiljana Blagojevic, Zoran Eric, Klaus Ronnberger, and Neil Smith.The textual content from Henri Lefebvre was once submitted as a part of a suggestion with French architects Serge Renaudie and Pierre Guilbaud for the overseas pageant for the hot Belgrade city constitution development in 1986, subsidized by way of the country of Yugoslavia. In his city imaginative and prescient for brand new Belgrade the capital of former Yugoslavia based in 1948 Lefebvre emphasizes the procedures and potentials of self-organization of the folks of any city territory to counter the failed recommendations of city making plans from above. For Lefebvre, at this overdue aspect in his existence, the guarantees of either modernist capitalist in addition to nation socialist structure and town making plans had failed. but, Lefebvre considered New Belgrade and Yugoslavia as having a selected place in what he has in other places referred to as the city revolution; As Lefebvre states, ; due to self-management, a spot is sketched among the citizen and the citadin, and Yugoslavia is at the present time [1986] maybe one of many infrequent international locations in order to pose the matter of a brand new Urban.With contributions by means of Sabine sour and Helmut Weber, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Zoran Eric, Klaus Ronnberger and Neil Smith.

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Likewise, J. K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, got the idea for her main character during an excruciatingly long train trip on the Manchester-London route, during which she was thinking of her childhood friend Ian Potter. Ideas arise from oversights. ” The author talks about creation sometimes being a misstep, sort of like hitting the chisel wrong on the stone, but with a positive (if unexpected) result. In the Thinking by Hand same way, Alberto Savinio would always talk about the importance of the misprint as bearer of the unexpected, encouraging others to give what seemed like an error a second chance, as some of them turn out successful.

They are just sketches, but with a far greater ability to communicate than any computer simulation. The fact is that we should never reduce drawing to a mere vehicle of iconic proliferation, because, to paraphrase Wittgenstein, it is the driver. Likewise we should never feel at the mercy of technological consumerism, because when we make an “informed survey” (and I’ll get to what that means), the only instruments that are indispensable are our heads, our hands, and our hearts. This lecture is also (and above all) dedicated to the making of an architectural survey.

Don’t overlook any branch of drawing’s family tree, and above all always follow the advice that Michelangelo Buonarroti gave to Antonio, an assistant who asked him about the right path to becoming a great artist. The master noted it on a piece of paper while sketching a bacchanal’s putto: “Draw, Antonio, draw …” To make you aware of this responsibility, and to pay homage to what Calvino used to do in his lectures, I would like to leave you with a short story, borrowed from a beautiful piece of poetry.

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