We live in a global world where, due to hyper connectivity, information is stored without any filter in the global network. But,
is there any possibility of going beyond the concept of image as simple visual information?
What is the difference between an image, a memory and a postcard?
What can we represent through a graphic document?
MOMENTUM arises as a response to a certain environment, where images potential is reduced to a quick and ethereal use that represents basic information. Conceived as a reaction to the insane amount of inputs and images to which we are exposed on the Internet, it proposes to open a new conversation and to go back to carefully selected personal references that will allow to represent a point of view on a certain topic, finding out new ways of thinking.
The understanding of architecture and design of spaces as places for protection and perpetuation of human beings is a point of view that has been present explicitly through history […] In our opinion, we should ask ourselves some questions about this sheltering condition of the architectural discipline.
Is it the pure and primal intention of buildings?
Or does it appear linked to design in a non-detachable way?
So the question is, if in a certain way, the only action of delimit and characterizing spaces enables the apparition of refuges that sometimes have protection as their main function, or if any space can be appropriated by us and transformed in a mental shelter where we find ourselves comfortable and, of course, safe.
It is possible to sum up everything in just a single question.
What is first, architecture or shelters?
Title: Momentum II. Self, shell, shelter.
City: Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. (España).
Kind of Publication: Six-monthly
Collaborators: David Arredondo, Eduardo Arroyo, José Juan Barba, Zakaria Boucetta, Kim Courreges, Antonio Giráldez, Virginia de Jorge, Josep Lluis Mateo, Mafalda Mendonça, Clara Murado, Javiera Navarro, Idoia Otegui, Susana Rosmaninho.
Team: Alejandro Carrasco, Eduardo Cilleruelo, Laura Puchades y Ángela Molina
Proofreading: Yu Xun Emmeily Zhang
*Momentum II editorial extract.