La Pedrera. [BCN] 06/29/2011 - 19.00 h
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The inauguration of the new, digital and free magazine of Architecture, Landscape and Design will take place on June 29, 2011 at 19 pm in the Auditorium of La Pedrera. Confirmation is needed to attend the event. The publishers are Octavio Mestre and Xavier Alba.
Our sincere support for exciting proposals to spread the world of architecture, such as "t18". Much encouragement, Octavio and Xavier!!
Our intention is to add up not to subtract, but not where has always been done. Globalization has enabled us to find new ways of doing, not framed in trends and neither focused in more or less media processes, always of uncertain transparency. At least from an ethical point of view.
Today's society, the Occidental one, the one we know, has been betting on the creation of "golden calves" on a clay mould, without knowing why. The metal layer is as thin as gold leaf, so it does not come out successfully on the whole, although it is very spectacular.
It's interesting, when reviewing recent history, which is the best documented and not exposed to more or less creative but always extravagant and unrealistic theories, to realize that when a person who excels in a certain field of culture, science or any other branch of knowledge, usually entails certain deficiencies in other important areas. The society usually covers them, perhaps because of that effort into creating idols, although it makes them disappear with the same speed they were created with, removing them without showing any consideration, as long as one or the other thing brings profit.
Therefore the intention of taking a look from another point of view, or maybe to the same, but in a different way. The only purpose of T-18 is to show other ways of doing and thinking, different, interesting, authentic, avoiding the media, the passing or the simple trend, looking for serious thought of what is exposed. That is why in T-18, success and failure can fit, big or small works, natural, planned or created landscape, design in its broadest sense. Also conversations with unfamiliar characters, those who have not played the media card. People who know that a coin has two sides, and it is always better not to make a pact if one is not willing to sell himself, not for 3, 300 nor 3 million coins.
T-18 is not born with the desire to be a rag bag, but that bag where trend and superficiality have no place. The media takes up a lot of room, but feeds little. T-18 will have a downloadable pdf format, completely free.