An attempt at exhausting a place

02/07/2020G. Perec
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Over the past year, I have been sending this letter to architects that designed and built new buildings in my neighbourhood. I asked them how they dealt with the meaning of the place they are building in and, specifically, how they deal with the contextual elements that resist explication. As a way of opening the conversation, I included my own attempt at exhausting a place, as a possible addition to the more technical inventories and spreadsheets of endless data which architects start from.

I wonder if it could be a way to include the un-built environment within the process of designing new places?

In attachment, you can find a slightly altered version of this letter, addressed to your own audience of this call, but specifically to you too.

All the best,

G. Perec