Kludge: Our Model of Models

Kiel Moe

In contemporary architecture’s perpetual rush towards short-term market differentiation through pseudo-technical platitudes such as “innovation”, “sustainability”, and “resilience”, there is often a paucity of critical reflection granted to the techniques employed in this treadmill of technological escalation. In place of such reflection, architecture’s capitulating habituation to technological determinism has instead long defined its unnecessarily reductive relationship with technology, technique, and technics. As architects and educators, we often seem to simply lack a sense of irony and curiosity about the concepts and techniques that have willfully, if not gleefully, come to dominate our practices, pedagogies, and collective lives through the persistence of this recidivist determinism. There is perhaps no less considered working procedure in contemporary architectural pedagogies and practices than simulation.

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Simulation of a Simulation

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