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A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
Oscar Wilde

We have already presented here the book bRACKET [oN fARMING] that contained our project ager- agri and today we would like to share with our followers a new book and and two magazines featuring our works.


The first one is the book Utopia Forever, introduced by editors with the following text:

The current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art collected here point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the potential of creative visions. This inspiring work explores how current challenges for architecture, mobility, and energy as well as the logistics of food consumption and waste removal can be met. Text features by both architects and theorists give added insight.

The book contains our project fORaLLtHEcOWS about architecture and economical decrease, inspired by a Serge Latouche quote:

What if the very idea of growth—accumulating riches, destroying the environment and worsening social inequality—is a trap? Maybe
we need to aim to create a society that is based on quality not quantity, on cooperation and not competition.

Concerning economical decrease (décroissance) we have recently found some interesting blogs that talk about minimalism and how to reduce our lifestyle in order to have a meaningful life. You can follow them at theminimalists.com and zenhabits.net

Utopia Forever is also featuring some interesting works by BIG architects, MAD architectsMVRDV, François Roche, Squint/ Opera and Studio Lindfords.



The second one is  a magazine called RARA featuring ager- agri (in Spanish) just next to “I’m lost in Paris” by François Roche. Thank to RARA magazine we’ve also discovered a very inspiring project by BIG: Stockholmsporten Master Plan (image below, courtesy of BIG).


image above: BIG architects, found bustler.net


image above: BIG architects, found at plusmood.com

We also suggest you to followRARA BLOG.



The third one is the magazine Whymarche (in Italian), a local media promoting Marche’s region (by the way, we both Francesco and Massimo come from there:) and featuring an interview in which Francesco Cingolani explains his works. fORaLLtHEcOWS is presented as en example of architettura e decrescita.

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