Finnish neighbourhoods, study on negligible architecture
Firmness, commodity and delight represented the ambition of Architecture and Design theorists for centuries. The long history of urban planning is riddled by different strategies which played and still play a pivotal role in the visual and political life of a community. Global trends and local solutions together open up a whole spectrum of consequences bearing upon micro-social interactions and affecting the behavior at the individual level.
Beyond the guidelines for an appropriate development it is hard to draw a map of the ideal city. In fact, our eyes constantly impact with precarious buildings, decaying districts and dubious panorama. We can consider them as the borderline case that prove the paradigm by affirming the exception. Eventually, the borderline case shed a light on questions yet to be addressed from a philosophical perspective. The conflict between “the centre” and “the periphery” trace the visual identity of the city, thus generating a model. Indeed, suburbs are defined as defective opposed to the desirable standards . «Finnish neighbourhoods: study on negligible architecture» aims to challenge the preconceived notions of neighbourhoods by accepting their aesthetical inadequacy and welcoming their constitutive diversity.