International Competitions in Architecture
THE HOUSE OF “NO WALL(S) STREET”
The Egyptians are not giving up. Please visit:
After their beautiful revolution was hijacked, as someone put it, they continue their protests.
The beautiful initiative the Revolution Artists Association took to erase the anti-life walls that the army erected (a sad parody of the greatness of ancient Egyptian wall architecture), at least through imaginative work, should be sustained, we feel, from all sides.
Again and again Life wants to breathe. And it does breathe.
The enormous stones these walls are made of, to in essence say No to life are now “problematized” by the imaginative graffiti of the artists who open them, in imagination at least.
But this “in imagination” should not be seen as a deficiency, or as an incompletion.
Imagination, the workings of the mind, DO MATTER.
And to quote from someone we love so much to quote from, Albert Einstein, here it is what he said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
So we ask you to imagine the House of No Wall(s) Street.
"Funnily" (because of the possible play with words), we think that what happens now in Cairo (the No Walls Street graffitti movement) connects beautifully (by "accident"...?) with what happened and we hope will continue to happen on Wall Street in New York City.
There, in New York, there are THICK WALLS too that need to be opened.
The THICK WALLS of profit making, unendlessly.
The THICK WALLS of money.
The THICK WALLS of the hypocrisy of Capitalism.
We ask you to fight BOTH walls.
The THICK WALLS of Cairo and the THICK WALLS of New York.
And THE THICK WALLS present everywhere, since such Nay saying walls are present everywhere.
Imagine THE HOUSE OF NO WALL(S) STRET.
A House that is not necessarily excessively transparent, that is, without walls, but a house IN SPIRIT transparent, open, vulnerable, beautifully saying YES to life!
Fight, dear architect, together with those who fight on the blocked streets of this world.
FIGHT! There are many blocked streets in this world!
And the most important ones are those leading to our hearts.
Please send us ANY work, ANY size and ANY format and we will publish it.