Vacuity, topo, deception, detour, bunker

Ti-Nan Chi
Taipei, October 25th 2008, 16:00 - 16:30

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Subtle! Subtle! It approaches the formless. ─ Sun Tze, Art of War, 500 BC

Micro-urbanism came out of a shifting paradigm of city and philosophy, which suggests there are internal realities to be investigated in order to describe how things interact and coordinate in the micro-scale realm, and which manifest the true spirit of a city and its people. Architects not only need to work within these inner systems but also to forge tactics in the micro-zones, in order to propel the self-healing potential that has been forgotten and dumped in the cultural politics of design.