““Architecture or Revolution. Revolution can be avoided.”
– Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture, 1923
One billion people live in abject poverty. Four billion live in fragile but growing economies. One in seven people live in slum settlements. By 2020 it will be one in three. We don’t need to choose between architecture or revolution. What we need is an architectural revolution.
The U.N. Millennium Development Goals aim to “achieve improvement in the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2015.” Reaching this goal will require a profoundly new approach to improving the built environment.
The Open Architecture Network aims to be just such a catalyst for change.”
Very interesting project. I hope it manages to live up to its aspirations.