Friday, 16 January 2009

the fruitful manifesto

The Fruitful Manifesto:
Architecture must be as a tree.
Architecture must blossom and it must bear fruit.
Architecture must put roots down in the soil beneath it.
Architecture must make space for birds to nest and bees to hive in.
Architecture's fruit must be given away as freely as it was born.
Architecture, when finished, need be cut down and reused and reused.

In an age when we buy identities in tertiary landscapes,
with language usurped by the marketeers,
with ornament excluded by the death of history,
with green space commodified by the developers,
Architecture must be as a tree.

A draft of the manifesto to govern the next six months of my life.