Project: Various Typologies
This is the first in a series of TUTTI, studios where looking at things results in making things. Increasingly, European culture is either considered irrelevant in resolving the challenges we are confronted with, or abused for (political) profit. Much of the confusion seems to be based on a narrow-minded definition of ‘canon’. In opposition to that simplified worldview, we would like to develop TUTTO, everything. Of course, not every ‘everything’ is worth pursuing, and ours is merely a suggestion. Much in the line with Schinkel’s conviction that the history of art is the history of masters, we will choose a set of ‘doubles’. Each double is difficult, and their dialogue is everything but evident. The first ‘difficult double’ will pair Raphael Sanzio and Jean Nouvel, both enfants terribles of their time. Both geniuses of the absurd, both renaissance men of culture. European Architecture might not stop or end here, but it might be a good beginning in medias res.