"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects & enhances the freedom of others." Architects for Peace thanks Nelson Mandela for his leadership and devotion to humanitarian causes. About his life and achievements see here
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Nelson Mandela
"The body of work the [architectural] school produced under the dictatorship stands as the strongest argument for their project. It demonstrates that the disciplinary boundaries of architecture can create a certain freedom, a space to act. But that freedom is also constrained; at the Open City, it required a voluntary imprisonment." Find article here.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Ana María León
"To be less well-off means to endure greater hardship: less fun time and more grind; and fewer amenities and opportunities for yourself and children. In a society with egalitarian traditions, this disparity of wealth is ugly." Find article: The Conversation.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Robert Nelson
"El lujo del espacio público y de los equipamientos colectivos no es despilfarro, es justicia. Los programas públicos de vivienda, infraestructuras y servicios deben incorporar la dimensión estética como prueba de calidad urbana y de reconocimiento de necesidad social. Cuanto más contenido social tiene un proyecto urbano, más importante la forma, el diseño, la calidad de los materiales, etc." Find article here.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Jordi Borja
"There are places I'll remember all my life, though some have changed, some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments, with lovers and friends I still can recall, some are dead and some are living, in my life I've loved them all."
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: The Beatles
"To retain our design skills and meaningfully inform their use, we are therefore forced to look much deeper into de human condition if we wish to develop an urban design knowledge that is courageous, humane and relevant." About this book.
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Alexander Cuthbert
"When we as a profession learn to diagnose the total landscape, not only as the basis of our culture, but as an expression of it, and to share our special knowledge as widely as we can, we need not fear that our work will be ignored or that our efforts will be unappreciated."
by Beatriz Maturana | Labels: Paul Sears