THE CONTAINER: STACKING, PACKING, AND MOVING THE WORLD
by Charmaine Chua
by Hito Steyerl
by DOGMA (Pier Vittorio Aureli, Martino Tattara)
The following are some key points/ thoughts after the presentation of Week 2, some may not have answer, some are just factual information’s:
- Positive/ Negative, Right/ Wrong are subjective judgement that should avoid, we should think about positive for whom and negative for whom
- E.g. Flexibility and the efficiency of containers tend to have a positive effect/ meaning, but that is the benefit for whom. Is it beneficial to the customer? I think it is benefit to the consumerism and businessmen.
- Delimitation as the form of politics
- Freeport and stop city is the absolute limit and political form
- Although there are so many similarities between container and unit in stop city, is there any difference?
- Goods: Container is a self-contain autonomous object, whereas stop city is almost an object
- Flow/ movement: Container is moving through infrastructure; whereas in stop city, architecture unit become infrastructure
- Form: Container needs to have an exact dimension and appearance in order to obtain the high efficiency of logistic, whereas stop city manifested architecture doesn’t need any form
- Ideology: the movement of container is more passive and driven by a lot of outside force, whereas stop city is more autonomous in some way
- Michel Foucault, where is the control?
- What class is an infrastructure, production line, chain
- What class is the landscape where things move
- Where is the control