PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN LUGO DE SMALL

I TOLD YOU SO

I TOLD MY FELLOW ARCHITECTS WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 50 YEARS AGO AND HOW TO FIX IT.

THEY IGNORED ME THEN, AND STILL DO TODAY.  YET ALL THE PROBLEMS I PROJECTED ARE MAGNIFIED AND MY SOLUTIONS ARE NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.


THERE IS NO GLORY IN TELLING THE WORLD I TOLD YOU SO.

THE ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING PROFESSIONALS  HAVE LIMITED MINDS THAT DO NOT THINK BIG.

THEY SERVE THE RICH AND IGNORE THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD.  THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST,  BUT ARE SUBSERVIENT TO THE MONEY INTEREST OF THE WORLD.   THEY DO HAVE THE EAR OF THE DEVELOPERS,  AND THERE ARE DEVELOPERS THAT WILL LISTEN AND PUT THEIR MONEY ON THE  LINE.  BUT IF THE ARCHITECTS ARE NOT VISIONARIES THAT THINK IN A HOLISTIC MANNER,  THEN THE SOLUTIONS WILL BE LIMITED AND NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS.  THAT IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

I NO LONGER THE NAIVE  YOUNG  FOUNDING CRUSADER PROFESSOR OF SCI-ARC  OUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH ARCHITECTURE. THINKING ALL I HAD TO DO WAS TO REACH THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND SHOW THEM THE SOLUTIONS AND THEY WOULD JOIN THE HOLISTIC CRUSADE.

THE GREEDY HUMAN RACE IS IN SHAMBLES,  WITH ALL THIS GLOBAL COMMUNICATION OF SHARING  KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY YOU WOULD THINK THEY COULD AT LEAST TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS OF FOOD, MEDICAL, SHELTER, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE  FOR ALL.

WHY NOT,  BECAUSE THE DEVELOPERS  ARE CALLING THE SHOTS.   THEIR GOAL  THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RETURN OF THE DOLLAR INVESTED .  ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS FOLLOW THE MONEY.

MY GENIUS  WASTED BY THROWING PEARLS BEFORE SWINES.  IT IS NOT LIKE I AM HIDING UNDER A ROCK,  MY BLOG  smallatlarge.com  HAS THE SOLUTIONS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR AMAZING ERA.

VISIONARY ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SHUNNED,  BUT THEY DO INSPIRE  SOLUTIONS  TO SOLVE  PROBLEMS.   SMALL STEPS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED, BUT AT SUCH MINOR SCALES THEY ARE IRRELEVANT.

THERE IS A STRONG MOVEMENT TO RID THE WORLD OF THE POLLUTING OIL INDUSTRY,  AS SOLAR, WIND,  ETC.  BECOMES MORE AFFORDABLE THE OIL INDUSTRY WILL CRUMBLED ON ITS OWN,  WHAT ONE SEES NOW IS THE VESTED INTEREST OF THE OIL INDUSTRY FIGHTING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL,  THUS  KILLING THE PLANET,  MORALLY CORRUPT.  IS THIS MANKIND’S FATE?

THE SOLUTIONS HAVE ALWAYS SEEMED SO OBVIOUS TO ME AND YET CHAMPIONED BY SO FEW.  THERE IS INSIGNIFICANT MONEY BEING AN VISIONARY ARCHITECT, DOES THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE LACK OF INTEREST?

CHANGE COMES FROM  CHALLENGING THE ESTABLISHMENT STATUS QUO WITH BETTER SOLUTIONS.
CHAMPIONING THE IDEAL OF COLLECTIVE HOLISTIC APPROACH WITH BRILLIANT MORAL MINDS COMING TOGETHER TO MAKE  SYSTEMS THAT ARE COMBINED TO ADDRESS ALL THE ISSUES OF LIVING ON A SUCCESSFUL PLANET.

THE TOOLS ARE IN PLACE,  THE MONEY CAN BE HAD,  THE MINDS ARE THERE,   MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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