The past fifty years has seen a dramatic shift in the modes of architectural production. While the material demands placed on practice have remained relatively constant—a full set of plans is still just a full set of plans—the means by which those expectations are fulfilled, and the conditions they play out within, have transformed. In great contrast to the clarity and weight of modernist programs and manifestos, what ends might architecture be able to work toward today?

Nick Axel
Thomas Geisler
Nikolaus Hirsch
Aline Lara Rezende

Intelligence is an Online ↔ Offline collaboration between e-flux Architecture and BIO 26| Common Knowledge, the 26th Biennial of Design Ljubljana, Slovenia. Essays from e-flux Architecture's archive were published as a part of the exhibition catalogues. The newly commissioned essays as part of Information respond to canonical texts and books the curators identified for understanding our contemporary condition.

Simone C. Niquille
Too Much Information
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Data Architectures
Alessandro Bava
Computational Tendencies
Erin Besler and Ian Besler
The Whole Architecture Catalog
Nick Axel, Thomas Geisler, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Aline Lara Rezende
Alessandro Bava

Alessandro Bava is an architect based in Naples. He teaches at The Bartlett, UCL in the postgraduate master B-PRO, exploring new domestic typologies through the use of artificial intelligence.

Erin Besler

Erin Besler is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Princeton University, and a cofounder of Besler & Sons.

Ian Besler

Ian Besler is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Pratt Institute, and a cofounder of Besler & Sons.

Simone C. Niquille

Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss designer and researcher living in the Netherlands. Their studio Technoflesh investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitization of biomass and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli is a partner at OMA, where his work has a focus on research, curation, scenography, and preservation. He co-curated Manifesta’s 12 in Palermo, and is the curator of the Russian Federation Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale.

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