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THE WHITE - Honourable Mention Europan Norway

‘The Myth is dying. It is about to be defeated. There is a war between two worlds: Rationality and Myth.’ With reference to Adorno and Horkheimer, The White evokes a historical and mythological dimension of the High North in the European imagination. An expedition is made beyond the Kingdom of Reason to measure new territory, designating a northern odyssey in space and time between mythology and rationality. […]

The project brings a substantial amount of interesting momentum into the discussion of Vardø’s future, and ‘The Choice of Myth’. The White recognises the duality of mythology and rationality, the role they both place in driving human behaviour and the impact of myth in the context of Vardø – a city on the border of both worlds.  

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“Unless you’re Shigeru Ban, Paper Architecture describes the speculative and unbuilt. Frequently these projects are absurd in either scale or structure; their intent is not realization, but provocation or re-imagination. There are numerous contemporary and historic examples of such projects, including the mischievous duo Brodsky & Utkin.”
(via KN)

spatialforces:

Unless you’re Shigeru BanPaper Architecture describes the speculative and unbuilt. Frequently these projects are absurd in either scale or structure; their intent is not realization, but provocation or re-imagination. There are numerous contemporary and historic examples of such projects, including the mischievous duo Brodsky & Utkin.”

(via KN)

Aims and Proposals

It is common in our mass-media to read and to hear commentators talk about the number of social problems that face us today, such as global warming, destruction of Earth’s environment, unemployment, crime, violence, poverty, hunger, and the population explosion. Yet, how often do we hear of workable plans for alleviating many of these social problems? It is relatively simple for people to criticize society, however it’s much more difficult to identify and implement plans to resolve the problems.

The Venus Project is a veritable blueprint for the genesis of a new world civilization, one that is based on human concern and environmental reclamation.

The plans for The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities directed toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all. Through the implementation of a resource-based economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals will dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today.

One of the cornerstones of the organization’s findings is the fact that many of the dysfunctional behaviors of today’s society stem directly from the dehumanizing environment of a monetary system. In addition, automation has resulted in the technological replacement of human labor by machines and eventually most people will not have the purchasing power to buy the goods and services turned out.

The Venus Project proposes a system in which automation and technology would be intelligently integrated into an overall holisticsocio-economic design where the primary function would be to maximize the quality of life rather than profits. This project also introduces a set of workable and practical values.

This is in perfect accord with the spiritual aspects and ideals found in most religions throughout the world. What sets The Venus Project apart, however, is that it proposes to translate these ideals into a working reality.

(Source: thevenusproject.com)