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|We face a non-returning catastrophic ecological event produced by 10.000 years of constant deforestation and 200 years of intensive pollution. Industries and habitat did not change direction when they had to, triggering a devastating positive feedback effect. Temperature raising, pollution, methane emissions from permafrost in the melting Arctic and other dozen factors will not allow the survival of our Civilization, as we know it. We will be forced to save energy and logistics, to consider the logic of structures, local materials, transportation and passive energy. Marshall McLuhan anticipated that the speed of electronic information was catapulting perception, conscience and knowledge, while Jacques-Yves Cousteau alerted about the oceans' agony. Virtual reality is deactivating children's writing and interpreting capabilities. We got trapped in mimic information. Habitat has a fragile "psyche". By 2025, five billion people will not have food nor shelter because of our presence as invasive species, over-population, over-exploitation and Global Warming. Most vertebrate and invertebrate species started the process of extinction and will not survive the next few decades. This is the real world already visible on TV and the Internet. Like vegetables, people won't react. The so called "social networks" are nefarious: ultimately, they are used to subtly monitor and dictate people's life. My projects anticipate an incoming hostile Habitat: we have to learn how to survive in a hot desert or on water. Consumerists habits will perish. A new generation of large sailing ships will be back. We will create re-balanced bike-cities that will exploit sustainable resilient forests and basic intensive agriculture, where feasible. Technology and resources will be used for monitor and sustain life form systems. Unlike nature, we can anticipate scenarios and react, somehow we could adapt to a new dramatic environment. Historical architectural principles are my guide; the nature of things and rational thinking, my path for understanding.
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|photo: late afternoon autumn sky over Primrose Hill, London, UK. Copyright © Pouchulu.|