Published in a+t 45 Design Techniques
April 25, 2016
"... Our personal tools are based on one simple aim: how to produce difference and depth without taking refuge in arbitrariness, in the non-transferability of merely individual project languages and techniques or in the creation of a unique style. In our view, in a world in which a simple term keyed into a search engine provides circunsus with a flat universe of possible connections with other words, documents and images, the object of all cultural practice should be to make sense by using the quality of the connections with the things in the world. In other words, the question is how to produce something new -a renewed vision of the same problems, situations and conflicts which help us to understand the world around us- by reconnecting with the world around and being intensely in touch with it while at the same time adopting a critical standpoint..."
Text extracted from the article "In an increasingly familiar world" (a+t 45 Design Techniques), where Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda explains the AMID.cero9 design techniques. Specifically, those applied in the Cherry Blossom Palace and the Instituto Libre de Enseñanza of Fundación Ginés de los Ríos.
a+t 45 Design Techniques looks at different approaches to the creative moment. Authors such as Lacaton & Vassal, Langarita-Navarro, Momoyo Kaiyima and SO-IL reveal their modus operandi, explain how they tackle the project and discuss motivation, devices, influences, justifications, effects and the origins of their design techniques.