In order to move into this space of innovation, architects will have to accept the value of multiplicity and dynamic feedback over the retrograde nature of authority. They will have to accept that architecture might not be about essences and theoretical positions, but rather about exchanges of techniques, expertises and materialities in multiple industries. They will have to accept that the architecture is no longer a heroic center, but one micro-intelligence among many. They will have to let go and begin to love the swarm.
Through the ambient exchange of technologies and tools, members of new collectives may find themselves suddenly more agile and resilient, not only through their expanded network, but also through their own learning and transformation in the process. For architectural practice, what is at stake is more than a reorganization of heirarchies in architectural organizations, but rather the birth of an entirely revolutionary way of thinking about the production of ideas in general.” —
Emergent Models of Architectural Practice
Perhaps financial rewards for individual achievement must give way to Whuffie like social acknowledgment/credit for group achievements?
Opposition must begin today.
and this is why we the people must build a whuffie system…
Great time today at the Barnes & Noble Writer’s group in Boise, Idaho (DM me if you interested in visiting)