Collectivity is a property of things. We have many words to describe the subjective experience of being collected—togetherness, solidarity, belonging—but each admit to the presence of a shared identity. The assembly of people, material, or ideas each in their own way form a collective being. Collecting, as a process, is constitutive of collectivity. In an era marked by the exploitation and extraction of groups, gatherings, and communities, how might collecting and collectivity turn against speculative apparatuses of production, and move toward the collectives we need?

Collectivity is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism within the context of the “Collective City” thematic exhibition, and was made possible thanks to the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

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Pier Vittorio Aureli, Leonard Ma, Mariapaola Michelotto, Martino Tattara, and Tuomas Toivonen
The Original Sin When addressing contemporary housing crises, it is common for architects, planners, and the public to refer to a shortage...
Urban collectivity, the emotional connection of individuals to place and to others, has been at once a strength and weakness of cities since the...
Keller Easterling
Nothing works. And to worry that things might go wrong is to miss the point. Things will always go wrong. Problems, errors, risks, and...
1989 was the year the Berlin Wall fell. The year of protests in Tiananmen Square. The year Frederik Willem de Klerk initiated the end of apartheid...
Ana Džokić, Marc Neelen, Jere Kuzmanić, and Predrag Milić
We enter the terrain at sunset. It is silent, and even the water in front of us does not give away any movement. Along the dusty entrance, a wall...
Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Beth Hughes
Collectivity is a collaboration between the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019 Thematic Exhibition and e-flux Architecture,...
Category
Architecture, Urbanism
Subject
Housing & Real Estate, Community, Privatization

Collectivity is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism within the context of the “Collective City” thematic exhibition, and was made possible thanks to the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

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