It’s not often that I re-blog a TED post, I usually just tweet it. However, this talk from Alejandro Aravena has me intrigued. Having read many articles about participative architecture, both real world and technical, nothing has come close to really showing what could be achieved.
Much in this era is focused around cost-control. Alejandro and his team show how one can still provide dignity to the family unit – the most important of values and feelings – whilst controlling costs.
Watching this, many things went through my mind that relate to the technical realm: Deferred systems design, as mooted by my brother, Agile methods of participatory and shippable releases, Enterprise Architecture and ability to see the whole city as a unified enterprise in need of a singular architecture and investment strategy.
Worth watching for the humanity angle as well as the inspiration for business and technical architecture.