After reflecting in issue 13 on how memory can act as a catalyst for architectural thinking within the singular mind of the creative individual, the particular interest of Joelho – Journal of Architectural Culture #14 is in how shared and collaborative processes, driven by the architect operating within this digital culture, are motivating experimental architectural and urban practices that are attempting to confront the associated political, environmental, and social concerns. Apart from the digital turn advanced by a rhetoric founded on aesthetic novelty or on innovative, conceptual ways of making, the undeniable strength of digital tools resides in how, and by what means, they might contribute to a more environmentally, politically and socially responsible architectural practice.
The essays in this issue might address a variety of questions. What methods, tools and processes could contribute to this practice? How can these methods and tools foster intelligent practices directed towards a sustainable and socially responsible future in architecture and urban design? How might they act at the analytical and productive levels? Can artistic thinking and digital automatization find a subversive middle term? How might we ensure there will be a critical appropriation of those technologies?
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