The idea of evolutionism continues to consider biodiversity, i.e. the specialization growth (literally the "fabrication of new species"), as an indisputable value and to combat anarchic, rebel, parasitic forces, tending to the blending of species, the so-called planetary "brassage" mentioned by Gilles Clement.. It is that very idea which justifies the war against Agrostemma Githago, a weed growing on the leftover, or against the colonies of Rattus Norvegicus, mice nesting in cities, or against human unplanned camps, the favelas growing in the metropolis. But those hybrid genres, hyper-resistant, with exceptional self-adaptive and self-organizing ability, are fatally remapping urban regions, seas, and those areas that are not yet untapped or "secondarized" by human activities. The so-called involutive trend of nature undermines the polar pattern – in a biological, but also philosophical, political, aesthetic term – with which we continue to "measure" the legitimacy and sustainability of human ambitions and actions on the territory. What if we change our perspective? What if we embrace a completely different idea of evolution and create an alliance with the becoming of the world? Gilles Deleuze’s and Félix Guattari’s approaches, which have been deeply influencing architecture ever since the late '60s, might be the answer to that question.

Contagious Nature

PADOA SCHIOPPA, CATERINA
2014

Abstract

The idea of evolutionism continues to consider biodiversity, i.e. the specialization growth (literally the "fabrication of new species"), as an indisputable value and to combat anarchic, rebel, parasitic forces, tending to the blending of species, the so-called planetary "brassage" mentioned by Gilles Clement.. It is that very idea which justifies the war against Agrostemma Githago, a weed growing on the leftover, or against the colonies of Rattus Norvegicus, mice nesting in cities, or against human unplanned camps, the favelas growing in the metropolis. But those hybrid genres, hyper-resistant, with exceptional self-adaptive and self-organizing ability, are fatally remapping urban regions, seas, and those areas that are not yet untapped or "secondarized" by human activities. The so-called involutive trend of nature undermines the polar pattern – in a biological, but also philosophical, political, aesthetic term – with which we continue to "measure" the legitimacy and sustainability of human ambitions and actions on the territory. What if we change our perspective? What if we embrace a completely different idea of evolution and create an alliance with the becoming of the world? Gilles Deleuze’s and Félix Guattari’s approaches, which have been deeply influencing architecture ever since the late '60s, might be the answer to that question.
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