Which kind of information do we harvest in this initial stage? Where and when to stop? Where to look for knowledge?
Little Maps is a pedagogical project focused on how we can learn in intimacy to architecture today.
To identify some symptoms, which most of the time are not what we initially expected. What is the job to be done?
What can we think of? To anticipate how a place will work, how will people feel in it, how it will age, how it will get better with time.
How will the building survive earthquakes, fires and hurricanes?
Check, check and check. Then check again.
What can we think of? To build before building.
Lecture at Taliesin West. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Scottsdale, Arizona. April 2015.
Faculty of Architecture. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. April 2016.