Joint proposal dpr-barcelona + radarq + undo for the direction of Quaderns magazine, held by Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya. Design A Spectacular Machine.
Proposed Editorial Line Description
The main goal of Quaderns will be to restore the necessary dialogue between architecture and society and to strengthen international presence of architectural practice occurring in Catalonia. The challenge we propose to COAC is to use Quaderns as a node to concentrate the emerging forms of architecture in Catalonia and connect them with the rest of the world. Our vision will cover a wide range of architecture manifestations that includes the built environment, theory, criticism and architectural research, new media and the creative potential at Academia and citizen practices that affect the urban space. Quaderns will serve as a deposit-emitter [a pulsar] of realities, theories, ideas and even utopias, to spread what investigation and practice of architecture means today. This node will reflect the dynamics of real life, which leads to explore other disciplines as new areas of architectural practice.
To achieve this we propose an innovative interaction between print and digital tools (blog + networks + mobile platforms), allowing a flow of information going beyond the limits of a conventional publication.
Quaderns will enrich current architecture language of creation, sharing and communication. Taking into account the necessary integration of digital and traditional media in content sharing, our goal is to become key reference within the circuit of publications that understand that architecture, today more than ever, transcends conventional notions and connects transversely with other branches of natural sciences and humanities; giving a new meaning to the practice of the profession, enhanced by the acceleration imprinted by new media information tools.
Our proposal is built on the experience that networking doesn’t only means having a website or blog to “promote content” and that weaving a network of contacts and interaction goes beyond the mere presence on social networks. Our proposal is based on an exchange of knowledge that follows a different logic from conventional structures, because it is based on trust and deal between equals.
The team proposed for Quaderns board meets the experience to guide the magazine in this new scenario. They are of people used to daily networking, with experience in innovative publishing platforms to share contents and organizing events in the local context but connected with “other” realities.
Source: Quaderns – propuesta from the blog of dpr-barcelona
See the full proposal on Scribd (spanish)